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Project Description The collective spaces Muslims have built in Detroit are products of careful

Project Description The collective spaces Muslims have built in Detroit are products of careful thought and negotiation. There are over 50 mosques in greater Detroit, and their growth is transforming neighborhoods, business districts, and relations among Muslims and between Muslims and the larger society. This project examines how Muslim communities and their institutions have evolved in Detroit over the last century, focusing on processes of building, inhabiting, and display. We will explore these issues through community-based, collaborative research, which will include: • • Ethnographic and historical research Documentation: website Exhibition; : media union gallery, April 6 Links with other projects now being planned 2

Project components • The exhibition in the Duderstadt Gallery: this part consists of 1)

Project components • The exhibition in the Duderstadt Gallery: this part consists of 1) pictures, explanatory texts panels and artifacts 2) video installations and projections 3)computer models and virtual reality • Website: pictures, mosque case studies, architectural models, semantic navigation through the studied mosques: this is multidimensional presenting information and insight into the design of the mosque, their construction, their typological differences and their representation of their respective communities 3

Project Website 4

Project Website 4

The General Survey of Islamic institutions in the Greater Detroit region Each quadrilateral can

The General Survey of Islamic institutions in the Greater Detroit region Each quadrilateral can be enlarged for more precision and detail 5

The General Survey of Islamic institutions in the Greater Detroit region Green points are

The General Survey of Islamic institutions in the Greater Detroit region Green points are linked to a page specific to individual institution 6

Details of Specific Institution Name of institution American Muslim Center 4001 Miller St Detroit,

Details of Specific Institution Name of institution American Muslim Center 4001 Miller St Detroit, MI 48211 6096 DOROTHY ST, Detroit, MI 48211, USA Phone: 313 -571 -9502 Fax: 313 -571 -9502 Brief history of Email: muath [email protected] com URL: www. muathbinjabal. com institution Basic contact information including address, telephone, fax, email, website (if available) view photos Photo sample linked to photo archive History: Description: The building was formerly a Protestant church. The pews have been removed, and the sanctuary is now an open prayer space. Imam Mardini preaches Brief architectural from what was once the rear of the church; the elevated "front" of the sanctuary, description once site of the pulpit and communion table, is now of a space reserved for women. An area for washing before prayers has been installed downstairs, where a social institution hall and classrooms are also being built. The renovation and adornment of the AMC have produced a beautiful interior that reflects, in its design, a heightened awareness of the mosque's location in America. The bright green and yellow wall paintings Qur’anic inscriptions in Arabic and English translation. . . 7

Image collection The collection of images for the specific institution will appear with links

Image collection The collection of images for the specific institution will appear with links to the enlarged images 8

Image Collection (details) Enlarged image from collection American Muslim Center Caption containing brief description

Image Collection (details) Enlarged image from collection American Muslim Center Caption containing brief description of image contents The exterior of the mosque from the adjacent street 9

Image Portfolio The portfolio will allow different means of sorting the images N. B.

Image Portfolio The portfolio will allow different means of sorting the images N. B. Various samples of images taken throughout initial survey 10

Southwest Perspective Views 11

Southwest Perspective Views 11

Northeast Perspective Views 12

Northeast Perspective Views 12

Perspective Views Gender Red = Female Blue = Male 13

Perspective Views Gender Red = Female Blue = Male 13

Plan Views 14

Plan Views 14

East West North 15 South

East West North 15 South

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