The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur was presented with an Aga Khan Award in 2004. The cross-section of the towers based on a Rub el Hizb, a traditional Muslim symbol which consists of two squares that overlap.
The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur was presented with an Aga Khan Award in 2004. The cross-section of the towers based on a Rub el Hizb, a traditional Muslim symbol which consists of two squares that overlap.
Why architecture matters: Part one
Why architecture matters: Part one
10 September 2019

Later this week, Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the 14th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. To mark this occasion, we explore some of the important questions surrounding the theme of architecture and the built environment.

Upon his arrival into Kazan, Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with an offering of traditional dishes from Russia and Tatarstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kazan

Upon his arrival into Kazan, Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with an offering of traditional dishes from Russia and Tatarstan.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kazan
10 September 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kazan, Russia, on 11 Spetember 2019. Later this week, Hazar Imam will preside over the 14th ceremony of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The Award is presented every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation, and landscape architecture.

Originally intended to help with productivity tasks such as email, calendars, and contact lists; mobile apps have expanded into countless other areas.
Originally intended to help with productivity tasks such as email, calendars, and contact lists; mobile apps have expanded into countless other areas.
Converting digital acumen into social capital
Converting digital acumen into social capital
30 August 2019

Originally intended to help with productivity tasks such as email, calendars, and contact lists; mobile apps have expanded into other areas such as games, location-services, purchasing, and countless others. Here we feature three Ismaili entrepreneurs who have ventured into the app space, and are helping others through their technology.

Experts in the fields of science, theology, law, and ethics are coming together to discuss the various implications of scientific advances.
Experts in the fields of science, theology, law, and ethics are coming together to discuss the various implications of scientific advances.
Interview with Professor El-Nasir Lalani, Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at AKU
Interview with Professor El-Nasir Lalani, Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at AKU
30 August 2019

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Dr El-Nasir Lalani, Founding Director and Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Translational Medicine at the Aga Khan University’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Professor Lalani discusses the implications of scientific breakthroughs in a rapidly changing world, and the potential of stem cell research to better treat diseases in the future.

Logical thinking, emotional intelligence, and adaptability to change can help prepare us for the technically advanced world of the future.
Logical thinking, emotional intelligence, and adaptability to change can help prepare us for the technically advanced world of the future.
The future of work: Three skills to acquire
The future of work: Three skills to acquire
29 August 2019

Due to advances in technology, the landscape of work and jobs has changed significantly in the last 30 years. Some industries have progressed rapidly, while others have declined, which has shifted and disrupted standards of living and career aspirations. As the relationship between virtual and real becomes ever more blurred, how can we prepare for the next 30 years?

I-CERV volunteers of all ages take pride in supporting the beautification of Whitney Pond Park.
I-CERV volunteers of all ages take pride in supporting the beautification of Whitney Pond Park.
United States Jamat works to promote sustainability
United States Jamat works to promote sustainability
29 August 2019

Science has provided humankind with countless advancements, but also the ability to cause damage to the environment. Through awareness, education, and action, small steps at the individual level can lead to collective positive change. In this vein, Ismailis across the United States have taken steps to help sustain the planet’s resources for the future. 

Technology has unlocked countless opportunities for students looking to get ahead in today’s world of rapid change; (From top to bottom) Sana Lakdawala, Zain Bhanji, and Azima Dhanjee.
Technology has unlocked countless opportunities for students looking to get ahead in today’s world of rapid change; (From top to bottom) Sana Lakdawala, Zain Bhanji, and Azima Dhanjee.
Young Ismailis prepare for a digitised world
Young Ismailis prepare for a digitised world
29 August 2019

With the growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and social media, young Ismailis around the world are preparing themselves to be at the forefront of newly emerging fields of endeavour. 

At the Science Museum in London, attendees participate in challenges and games that explore the role of technology in the future.
At the Science Museum in London, attendees participate in challenges and games that explore the role of technology in the future.
Space Camp 2019: Launching into orbit
Space Camp 2019: Launching into orbit
28 August 2019

In an effort to better understand the mysteries of the cosmos, and taking-off into its second year, Space Camp — an initiative of the Aga Khan Education Board (UK) — took 32 young participants from across the UK on an unforgettable space mission. 

Winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced
Winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced
28 August 2019

Earlier this week, six winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture cycle were announced, recognising a wide variety of projects in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Palestine, the Russian Federation, Senegal, and the United Arab Emirates.

Technology adds a new dimension to ancient art of calligraphy
Technology adds a new dimension to ancient art of calligraphy
27 August 2019

The art of calligraphy is one that embraces tradition, but it has also evolved over the ages. With the advent of computer graphics and other technologies, new perspectives on this timeless art form have afforded artists with opportunities to experiment. 

The IIS is utilising technology alongside an international pool of professional teachers who have offered their Time and Knowledge to expand reach and provide greater access to quality education globally.
The IIS is utilising technology alongside an international pool of professional teachers who have offered their Time and Knowledge to expand reach and provide greater access to quality education globally.
Improving access to education through technology and TKN
Improving access to education through technology and TKN
26 August 2019

Being part of the knowledge society and sharing knowledge in multiple ways is an ethic and tradition that Ismailis have inherited from history. It is a responsibility that contributes to a better quality of life for ourselves and others, and ensures a better future for generations to come. Following in this tradition, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) has partnered with TKN volunteers to help prepare students for graduate-level studies.

Anusha Sadruddin, Maliha Ali, Shabina Shah, and Muskan Nisar from the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School in Hunza were awarded a prize for their Book Buddies application.
Anusha Sadruddin, Maliha Ali, Shabina Shah, and Muskan Nisar from the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School in Hunza were awarded a prize for their Book Buddies application.
Students from Gilgit-Baltistan excel in first Tech Fair
Students from Gilgit-Baltistan excel in first Tech Fair
18 August 2019

The first ever Technology Fair was held in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, established by Techscape in collaboration with Accelerate Prosperity Pakistan. Tech Fairs, Hackathons, and Boot Camps are events designed to bring technology enthusiasts together to meet and engage in collaborative computer programming.

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