Online series - Crafting Conversations: Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World, IAMCC, Toronto

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Submitted by Fahmida Suleman

 

 

I wish to announce the launch of an exciting online eight-part monthly series entitled “Crafting Conversations: Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World – Past, Present and Future.” Sessions will take place on Zoom (Toronto time, EDT), and you can register for FREE on the University of Toronto’s (Institute of Islamic Studies) Eventbrite page (all sessions will be uploaded shortly): https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/institute-of-islamic-studies-17708785802.

 

“Crafting Conversations: Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World – Past, Present and Future”

An Initiative of the Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC*), Toronto, Canada

Hosted by Fahmida Suleman, Curator of Islamic Art & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

 

Saturday 31 October 2020, 1pm EDT (NB: please note the slightly later time for this session)

“New from Old: Designs Inspired by the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo”

Omniya Abdel Barr, Project Manager Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, Cairo, Egypt 

Co-hosted with Heba Mostafa, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art, University of Toronto

 

Saturday 21 November 2020, 11am EDT

“Embroidery from Palestine: Disciplining the Past to Craft the Future” 

OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury, anti-fashion designer, Jerusalem, Palestine 

Co-hosted with Ruba Kana‘an, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto

 

Saturday 19 December 2020, 11am EDT

“Embroidery in the Age of Corona: Documentation and Practice from Iraq, Jordan and the Netherlands” 

Fatima Abbadi, embroiderer, collector and photographer, Capelle aan den Ijssel, Netherlands 

 

Saturday 30 January 2021, 11am EDT

“Two Sides of the Same Coin: Is There a Difference between Islamic Art and Craft?”

Parviz Tanavoli, artist, collector and scholar, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and Marcus Milwright, Professor of Islamic Art & Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Saturday 27 February 2021, 11am EDT

“The Museum’s Role in Amplifying and Sustaining Craft and Making”

Leslee Michelsen, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design (Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art), Honolulu HI, USA

  

Saturday 27 March 2021, 11am EDT

“From Craft to Art: Egyptian Appliqué-work in Light of Local and Global Changes” 

Seif El Rashidi, Director of the Barakat Trust, London, England 

Co-hosted with Heba Mostafa, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art, University of Toronto

 

Saturday 24 April 2021, 11am EDT

​“Deconstructing the Code: Craft Collaborations in Morocco”

Sara Ouhaddou, artist, France and Morocco; Mariam Rosser-Owen, Curator, Middle East Section, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

 

Saturday May 29 2021, 11am EDT

“Design for a Nomadic World: The Future Heritage Lab”

Azra Aksamija, Director of the MIT Future Heritage Lab and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Program in Art, Culture and Technology, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA

Co-hosted with Ulrike Al-Khamis, Interim Director and Director of Collections and Public Programs, Aga Khan Museum

 

The full program is also listed on the IAMCC webpage. Details are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change. Please note that all sessions will be recorded and links to the recordings will be added to the IAMCC webpage in due course. For any queries about the series or to be added to the IAMCC mailing list please email me (fsuleman@rom.on.ca).

 

Hope to see you all soon virtually,

Fahmida

 

*The IAMCC is a new research network based in Toronto that brings together the capacities and resources of the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Aga Khan Museum. Its aim is to foster innovative and interdisciplinary research on the diversity of arts and material cultures of the Islamic world. For more information visit: https://islamicstudies.artsci.utoronto.ca/research-labs/islamic-art-and-material-culture-c....

 

 

Dr Fahmida Suleman

Curator, Islamic Art & Culture

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6, CANADA

fsuleman@rom.on.ca

Assistant Professor, Near and Middle East Civilizations, University of Toronto (status only)

Assistant Professor, Art History, University of Toronto (non-budgetary cross-appointment)