March 5–April 4, 2013
Hatcher Library Gallery
Room 100, Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor
Building Islam in Detroit (BIID) is an interdisciplinary research project that explores the development of mosques and other Muslim institutions in Detroit over the last century. Building is a process that creates not only physical structures, but also new identities and ways of life. The BIID project is especially interested in how these multiple aspects of building have shaped Detroit’s Muslim American communities. Since it began in 2004, over a dozen scholars and artists, and hundreds of area Muslims, have participated in BIID. Our researchers have visited 60 mosques in Greater Detroit, collecting oral histories and archival materials, documenting mosque design and communal events, and interpreting this work.
Building Islam in Detroit: Foundations, Forms, Futures is a multi-media exhibition designed to present this research to public audiences. It has travelled to cultural centers and universities in Ethiopia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, and Jordan.
Building Islam in Detroit: Foundations, Forms, Futures consists of 20 panels and a video installation featuring interviews with the leaders and founders of several Detroit mosques.
Sponsored by the University Library
For University of Michigan students: “World Café: An intimate dialogue about the lived experience of Muslims.” March 20, 6:00–7:00 PM, Hatcher Library Gallery. Dinner (halal) will be served.
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- IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
- Exhibits at the Museum of Natural History
- Exhibits Across Campus
- Proclaiming Emancipation
- Making Their Own Way: African Americans in the Culinary World
- Places for the Spirit – Traditional African American Gardens
- Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography
- State of Exception: Richard Barnes, Jason De Léon, Amanda Krugliak
- To me there is no other way - Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012
- El Otro Lado - The Other Side
- Building Islam in Detroit: Foundations, Forms, Futures
- 18th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
- Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States
- Infinite Mirror-Images of American Identity