“Some of these contradictions manifest themselves in subtle, and even overt, Orientalist tropes, speaking to what might be characterized as the Orientalist underbelly of modern architecture, which continues to linger in contemporary global practice.”
Publication: “Aga Khan Museum: Lingering Orientalism in Global Practice,” Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (JSAAC) 46, No. 2 (May 2022), special issue “World Religions in Canada” guest-edited by Jamie S. Scott.
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Image: Aga Khan Museum, photographer Janet Kimber