Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)


Wearable Mosque

April 19th, 2008

figure-1When the Bosniak nation arose from the ashes of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a new era of mosque building began. The notion of a resurgent Islamic identity is now negotiated on the ground, yet with no coherence to the plot: as one mosque reaches back to the glorious Ottoman past with its double minarets, another offers a tribute to the great Age of Secularism with its simplicity; the marble walls of yet another celebrate the Pan-Islamic vision of its Saudi donors. These newly built mosques in Bosnia-Herzegovina render visible the competing visions of the Bosnian Muslims’ identities. (more…)

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