Many thanks to Heidi Marie Lindekleiv of Norwegian daily Vårt Land for this beautiful and insightful article on the revival of Islamic arts in Europe. Last month, Heidi interviewed Khaled Azzam from the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and myself. I was teaching one of my Islamic art courses in London at the time. Heidi spoke to me and the students about our interest in Islamic art – why do we practice it, and what does it bring to our lives? She also explored the role of social media in popularising this art.
If you’re not a Norwegian speaker, try copying and pasting a few paragraphs into google translate, like I did. Or at least enjoy the photos of our classes and the artwork, which are wonderful.
Do I have any Norwegian speaking followers who might be able to give us a short summary, or a translation of the article? If so, send me an email, or leave a note in the comments below.
And speaking of Islamic art courses, there are still a few spaces left on my illumination and geometric design Saturday course starting in April:
Hope to see you there!