The Design for Diversity exhibition highlights six winners and shortlisted works from the 2014-2016 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Shown in Boston’s BSA Space, the projects on display were selected from more than 300 entries. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture supports the preservation and promotion of the material and spiritual heritage of Muslim societies.
Saturday, May 26, 20186 PM — Sunday, Sep 23, 20187:30 PMEDT
Boston, MA, US | 290 Congress Street
About the Aga Khan Council for the United States of America
The Aga Khan Council for the United States of America is the social governance structure for Ismaili Muslims. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Aga Khan Council is supported by numerous volunteers throughout the country who provide their time and talent toward improving the quality of life of the community. His Highness the Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community.The Ismaili Muslims are a culturally diverse community living in over 25 countries around the world. They adhere to a 1,400-year tradition of Shi’a values that are expressed through a commitment to a search for knowledge for the betterment of self and society; embracing pluralism by building bridges of peace and understanding; and generously sharing of one’s time, talents, and material resources to improve the quality of life of the community and those among whom they live. For more information, visit the.ismaili/.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 and organized by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world, in which Muslims have a significant presence. For more information, visit akdn.org/architecture.