Category Archives: architecture

Just published, a study of shrines at Moroccan archaeological sites

A long time in the pipeline, a co-authored study of shrines at archaeological sites has at last been published. Fifteen years ago, in the Spring of 2002, I teamed up with Said Ennahid, an archaeologist and colleague at Al Akhawayn … Continue reading

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Visiting restoration projects in Fez

As the semester progresses, I continue to take the Moroccan Cultural Heritage class into the field (for previous class trips, check these posts on the cave houses of Zawiyat Sidi Abdesslam and on Volubilis). On Saturday 28 March we toured … Continue reading

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Presenting Volubilis, ancient capital of Berber Morocco

The second field trip in my Moroccan Cultural Heritage course (the first was to the cave houses of Zawiyat Sidi Abdesslam) was to Volubilis, Morocco’s premier archaeological site. All too often, in school textbooks and in tourist guidebooks, Volubilis is … Continue reading

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Visiting the cave houses of Zawiyat Sidi Abdesslam

This semester, exceptionally, I am teaching two graduate courses. One is a course on Moroccan cultural heritage. It is designed to be a hands-on exploration of how this country’s cultural heritage, material and tangible, fits with various types of development. … Continue reading

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Attending a symposium on urbanism, spirituality & well-being

Anywhere? Nowhere? The Architecture, Culture & Spirituality Forum, an informal group of scholars and architects, has just held its fifth annual symposium (6-9 June 2013). Once a year a core coterie of theorists and practitioners gather in a quiet place … Continue reading

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Presenting the skyscraper index of stock market crashes

I haven’t posted much about what I teach on this blog, but I figure I should as teaching is what I do practically every day. This semester I’m teaching several exciting courses, one of which is Economic Geography. This junior-level … Continue reading

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Cleo Cantone’s new book on mosque-making in Senegal

I am delighted to be able to I announce the publication of a new study of how some Senegalese mosques are currently being remade. Making and Remaking Mosques in Senegal, by Cleo Cantone, has just been published by Brill. Among … Continue reading

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