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The British Mosque

Join Asia House for a presentation of Shahed Salem latest book, the first overview of Muslim architecture in Britain, from the earliest examples in the late 19th century, to mosques being built today. Salem will review several case studies and discuss how the mosque, as a new cultural and architectural form, has benefited into the existing urban fabric of Britain's towns and cities. The presentation will also postulate how this new building type has then impacted the urban landscape of Britain and London in particular. As an architect, researcher and lecturer living and working in East London, Salem focuses on community architecture and places of worship. He believes we can use mosque architecture to merge elements of British and Muslim identity. He says: “We, in Britain, do have to generate our own architectural language which reflects our European Muslim identity.”

11 June 2019

18:45 -20:30

Admission: FREE

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