As part of a broad initiative to bring Cairo's Islamic heritage to light, the Altinbugha al-Maridani Mosque, located in Cairo's historic Darb al-Ahmar district has been restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) with funding from the European Union. The Mosque restoration project, which began in December 2018, was completed in June 2021.
Mozambique Independence Day
People in Cabo Delgado have very limited opportunities to save and borrow...
The Republic of Mozambique celebrates its Independence Day on 25 June. This collection of images focuses on the activities in Cabo Delgado, the country’s northernmost and poorest province, where the Aga Khan Foundation works with communities in 13 districts to improve the quality of life through greater food security and financial inclusion; more resilient livelihoods; better health, nutrition and growth; and improved access to quality education, particularly for girls.
Awarding sustainable architecture
The Public Spaces Development Programme, in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian...
"Sustainable architecture" is now well known, especially as a reaction to the risks inherent in climate change, but the Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been giving out its prize to projects that are good for people and the planet for at least 40 years.
The Touchstones of Identity: Preserving World Heritage
From Mali to Malaysia, AKHCP’s urban regeneration projects have helped transform historic cities and the lives of countless numbers of people. Overall, AKTC has worked on over 350 restoration and conservation projects in 11 countries, including 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and created 10 major parks and gardens that have been visited by over 50 million people. AKHCP’s work, which has received over 18 major awards and is now recognised as the highest standard in restoration, is also helping shape government policy on the value of historic urban centres and the role of culture in strengthening identity and instilling hope.
The Silk Road: A living history exhibited at Kings Cross
From 8 April to 16 June, in London’s Kings Cross, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is presenting a free open-air photography exhibition about the world’s oldest trade route. The Silk Road: A Living History, created by travel photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer, is comprised of over 160 photographs that invite the viewer to take a journey from London to Beijing, encountering many of the people, places and cultures along the ancient trade route.