Beyond the Divide: A Century of Canadian Mosque Design and Gender Allocations is a two-year research project to study Muslim places of worship including mosques, Jamatkhanas, and cultural centres across the country by Dr. Tammy Gaber.
By documenting the breadth and development of these buildings, regional nuances and rooted connections to specific localities will be revealed in addition to highlighting the rich history and contribution of Muslims to the built environment of Canada.
In addition to this, there is an unfolding Islamic conversation on gender and space in places of worship, and documenting how various communities resolve this and the relationship to architectural design will reveal potentials and trajectories for future mosque design.
Below are links to images of mosques and Islamic centres visited so far in this study. This blog welcomes feedback and commentary and is a work in progress.