Faith in the City Book

Now available

Out now: a publication documenting and critically expanding upon The Architecture Foundation symposium, Faith in the City: The Mosque in the Contemporary Urban West. Featuring exclusive essays from the symposium's participants and other notable contributors, the book provides a concise collection of case studies and essays examining the place and politics of religion in a secular urban fabric, and design’s capacity to celebrate and communicate mosques as spaces for spiritual and cultural exchange, in positive dialogue with the wider urban environment.

The publication includes texts from Michel Abboud, architectural consultant and designer of New York's hotly debated Park51 Islamic Cultural Center; MIT Aga Khan professor Dr Nasser Rabbat; architectural provocateurs Foreign Architects Switzerland; 'Mega Mosque' architect Ali Mangera and more, and is wrapped in a timeline documenting the development of the mosque in the West over the past 200 years.

The book is edited by Justin Jaeckle and Füsun Türetken, and designed by Åh Studio.

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Arts Council England's Arts and Islam initiative