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
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
The Perplexing Geometry of Being 36.42
Podcasts by Gregory Vandamme
The Alif – the One, the Many and the Beautiful 43:29
Rim Feriani is Educational Director at The Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi Society, UK. She had previously lectured in Arabic language at King’s College, London and taught Arabic language and cultural studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Westminster, London. Prior to her lecturing position, Rim worked as Director of Languages securing a governmental funding for improving the profile of languages at De Le Salle School and Language College. Additionally, from 2014 to 2016, Rim headed the Arabic department at the British School Al Khubairat, in Abu Dhabi.