While Islamic culture contains a rich tradition of garden design, it remains largely outside the practice of Western landscape architecture. The case studies presented will showcase this complex and diverse tradition and contemporary examples, while highlighting the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s belief that public parks enrich and enlighten communities.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Discover the history, tradition, and cultural complexity of fourteen centuries of Islamic Gardens. 2. Discover the growing tradition of contemporary Islamic Garden Design in Western landscapes. 3. Learn about how the Aga Khan Trust for Culture supports and promotes excellence in design and cross-cultural understanding. 4. Understand how Islamic Garden Design evolves within site- and culture-specific environments.
Abdallah S. Tabet, ASLA; Shiraz Allibhai; Laurie D.. Olin, FASLA; Thomas Woltz, FASLA;
American Society of Landscape Architects