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Event - 1982-11-02

Date: 
Tuesday, 1982, November 2
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The 7th Aga Khan Architecture Awards Seminar was held in Dakar, Senegal and was opened by the President Abdou Diouf. Speaking for all the participants, Hazar Imam said, 'We wish to see and understand the shapes that your cities have taken and those which you have rejected. We want to hear the voices of men and women who choose, who invent, who build and who live in your modern cities and your traditional villages.

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H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV


Speech

OPENING REMARKS AT THE SEVENTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES "ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD "

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Source: 
Reading the Contemporary African City: Proceedings of Seminar Seven, pp. xiv-xvi

A little more than a year ago, the Sixth Seminar organised by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture met in China -- first in Peking, where experts from throughout the world talked about rural architecture and such important questions as the role of the experts, financial and otherwise, in the creation of rural living environments suitable for the men and women there who produce the raw materials that are essential to our community life -- and then in Urumqi, Turfan, Kashgar, cities bearing witness to the thrust of Islam eastwards.

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On November 2, 1982 in Dakar, President Abdou Diouf opened the Seventh International Seminar sponsored by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Attending the ceremony were His Highness the Aga Khan, Mr. Oumar Welle, Minister for Urban Planning, Habitat and Environment, Mr. Henry Ssentoogo, President of the African Union of Architects, members of Diplomatic Corps and some 70 specialists from all over the world.

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