Podcasts and Videos

Ibn ‘Arabi and the Geometry of Reality — Series 3

Online Talks, Summer 2020

The Geometry of Causality and the Unfolding of Destiny 45:33

Samer Akkach

Dr Samer Akkach is Associate Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

He was born and educated in Damascus before moving to Australia to complete his PhD at Sydney University. As an intellectual historian, Samer has devoted over twenty years to the study of Ibn 'Arabi’s mystical thought and intellectual legacy, and especially to their later revival by Abd al-Ghana al-Nabulusi.

His book Cosmology and Architecture in Premodern Islam: an Architectural Reading of Mystical Ideas (SUNY 2005), traces the influence of Ibn 'Arabi’s thought on the spatial sensibility of premodern Muslim architects. His further titles Abd al-Ghan al-Nabulusi: Islam and the Enlightenment (Oneworld 2007) and Letters of a Sufi Scholar: The Correspondence of Abd al-Ghana al-Nabulusi (Brill 2010) examine the intellectual contributions of this influential and prolific Sufi master who considered Ibn 'Arabi to be his spiritual master and source of inspiration.


Podcasts by Samer Akkach

Self-Knowledge and Self-Consciousness in Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism

The Perplexing Geometry of Being 36.42

Gregory Vandamme

Gregory Vandamme is Doctoral Researcher at the University of Louvain, Belgium



Podcasts by Gregory Vandamme

The Perplexing Geometry of Being

The Alif – the One, the Many and the Beautiful  43:29