Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World

Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World

About The Event

Date: 21 November 2020 – 30 January 2021

Venue: Online Event (via Zoom)

The IAMCC has launched a new online eight-part monthly series entitled “Crafting Conversations: Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World – Past, Present and Future.” Each session will take place on Zoom and you can register through Eventbrite.ca. All sessions are FREE and event details are listed based on Toronto, Canada, time (EDT).

Sessions will take place on Zoom (Toronto time, EDT), and you can register for FREE on the University of Toronto’s (Institute of Islamic Studies).


• Saturday 21 November 2020, 11am EDT

“Embroidery from Palestine: Disciplining the Past to Craft the Future”
OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury, anti-fashion designer, Jerusalem, Palestine
Co-hosted with Ruba Kana‘an, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto


• Saturday 19 December 2020, 11am EDT

“Embroidery in the Age of Corona: Documentation and Practice from Iraq, Jordan and the Netherlands”
Fatima Abbadi, embroiderer, collector and photographer, Capelle aan den Ijssel, Netherlands

• Saturday 30 January 2021, 11am EDT

“Two Sides of the Same Coin: Is There a Difference between Islamic Art and Craft?”
Parviz Tanavoli, artist, collector and scholar, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and Marcus Milwright, Professor of Islamic Art & Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

For more information visit Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative

  • Cost: Free
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