24 June 2021 British Mosques feature in Vienna exhibition

From the V&A website, a report on the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, “. . . The British mosque is the subject of the V&A’s contribution to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, directed by the Lebanese architect Hakim Sarkis (designer of a mosque in Doha) under the theme, How will we live together? Saleem has co-curated, with V&A curators Ella Kilgallon and the author, an exhibition in the Pavilion of Fine Arts – a Special Project between the V&A and La Biennale di Venezia – that explores themes of immigration, hybridity and multiculturalism through a study of three London mosques and their communities: Brick Lane Mosque, known for its High Tech minaret (a prototype section of which the V&A is collecting), which was a Huguenot church and then synagogue before becoming a mosque for the Bangladeshi diaspora; Old Kent Road Mosque, a conversion of a former pub serving a largely Nigerian community; and Harrow Central Mosque, which used to occupy a pair of semi-detached houses acquired by Pakistani immigrants, before a purpose-built mosque was constructed nearby to replace it. ” click here.