In this talk, Professor Ali Alraouf will discuss the concept of Islamophobia and explain how it is related to inclusivity in the built environment, particularly in Mosques. He will explain how creativity in a mosque's design, alongside activities, openness, and its relation with the community and the urban context would lead to a better perception of Muslims and Islam. Architecture, in his proposed design conceptual proposal, can provide and enhance equity, celebrate diversity, and attain inclusivity.
The session will conclude with an analysis of selected case studies from the East and the West to highlight how a mosque can be transformed from a "ritual space" to "my place."
The event will be a lecture followed by Q&A session.
Prof. Ali Alraouf, Head of research and development at Ministry of Municipality, Qatar
Sara Motwani, Second-year student studying Engineering and Architectural Design (MEng) at the Bartlett School of Architecture.