May 2013 Symposium: A Search for the Time-Less in Sacred Art and Architecture

A Search for the Time-Less in Sacred Art and Architecture:
The Case of an Architectural Practice in Lahore & an Arts and Crafts Institution in London

This symposium is to discuss the place of traditional art and architecture in the contemporary world together with its underlying language of geometry, and to examine the different challenges faced by the East (Pakistan) and the West (United Kingdom).


• Kamil Khan Mumtaz (Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Architects)
‘Continuing Tradition: Four Decades of Architectural Practice in Lahore, Pakistan’

• Taimoor Khan Mumtaz (Hast-o-Neest Institute)
‘In Search of the ‘Time-less’: Geometric Proportioning in Mughal Architecture’

• Paul Marchant (The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts)
‘Polishing the Mirror’—The Eternal Archetype reflected in Natural and Cosmic Order.
The Discipline of Geometry and the Continuous Renewal of the Traditional Arts and Crafts

Saturday May 18th, 2013

Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD
(nearest underground Euston / Euston Square)

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Cost of day to include the three lectures, coffee/tea in the morning and afternoon: £15.00. Students and other concessions: £10.00. Payment can be made on the day of the event in cash or cheque, or through our donations page (click here), but places are limited so please book early.

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