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Influence on British Muslim Architecture, William Morris Gallery

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16th March 2019 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Shahed Saleem presents his research into the architectural and social history of the British mosque, spanning 120 years. Exploring parallels between the work of William Morris and the architecture of Islam in this country, he explores how British Muslims have dealt with questions of history, modernity, decoration and craft.


Shahed Saleem is author of The British Mosque: An Architectural and Social History, lecturer at the University of Westminster School of Architecture, and practicing architect specialising in places of worship.

Free, no need to book.

William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP

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