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Geometry, Spirituality, and Symbolism: A Study in lslamic Art and Architecture

PhD project by Mhlea Mania Capruta This research investigates the symbolic and spiritual aspects of Islamic art and architecture. Its main aim is to introduce a renewed understanding of Islamic geometry by interpreting selected Sufi notions concerning being and manifestations from a Heideggerian hermeneutical perspective. It constructs its interpretation against a historical reading of the […]

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Space, Place, and Imagination in the Arabic-Islamic Tradition

PhD project by Kinda Tabbaa Kinda’s research interests include the history and theory of landscapes and cities, Arab- Islamic landscape architecture, and the concepts of “space” and “place” in the Arab- Islamic tradition. Kinda’s recent works have focused on landscape representation in 17th and 18th century Arabic travel writings, landscape education in the Arab world, and […]

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A Study of Three Gateway Cities: Istanbul, Lucknow and Aleppo

PhD project by Elise Kamleh  This study is concerned with architectural exchange in Eurasia. The project challenges Eurocentric representations of the built environment of West and South Asia as being in decline in the 18th century due to the influences of European architecture. Inspired by the writing of world systems theorists who make a convincing case […]

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Light, Colour and Views: An Islamic Interpretation of the Visual Trajectory from the Alhambra’s Mirador de Lindaraja during Sultan Muhammad V’s Second Reign

PhD project by Mansoor Ma Mansoor is a Canadian Landscape Architect who was born in Hong Kong. He was educated in the UK and Canada. Currently, Mansoor is finalising his PhD research in Australia, as a remote student, at the University of Adelaide. His research interests includes: Landscape architectural design, Islamic heritage, and computer 3D […]

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