Maryam Eskandari: A Decade of Designing a Muslim-American Identity | elan

A Decade of Designing a Muslim-American Identity | elanMaryam Eskandari is an Architect and a graduate of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT. Follow her on twitter @MaryamEskandar

This weekend, the world marks the tenth anniversary of the horrific events of September 11th. This tragedy pushed the Muslim American community to the forefront, forcing us to discover who we are, as a collective. This grueling process of defining identity can be traced through architectural designs where various attributes have been explored. From the relatively unknown Islamic inspired architecture of the World Trade Center, to the Islamic Center in Manhattan, we start to see not only a pattern of expression, but also a community coming into our own.

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