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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.

The Seventh Aga Khan Architecture Awards Seminar in Senegal - 1982-11-02

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.

CONCLUDING REMARKS AT THE SEVENTH SEMINAR IN THE SERIES ARCHITECTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS - 1982-11-05

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I should very much like to express, on behalf of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, as well as all of the participants in this seminar and myself personally, our warmest thanks to the President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr. Abdou Diouf, who opened our debates and to Mr. Oumar Welle, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, who encouraged and aided us in organising the seminar. I would like to take this opportunity to pay homage to the country, to the government and to the Senegalese participants who have all contributed to our having an extremely open, creative and fruitful debate.


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