'MAGIC SQUARES: THE PATTERNED IMAGINATION OF MUSLIM AFRICA IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE', TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA, MAY 18-NOVEMBER 20, 2011 'HAJJ: JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF ISLAM', BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON, JANUARY 26-APRIL 15, 2012
The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) is intended for those interested in urban design and planning, architecture, and landscape design in the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal is also specifically interested in contemporary architecture and urban design in relation to social and cultural history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology, and conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout the regions covered. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary nature of this journal will significantly contribute to the knowledge in this field.