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Ongoing field research:

Thresholds: This research investigates how Muslim prayer sites influence the relationships between religious and secular worlds: thresholds (the space between the Muslim Prayer Space and it’s context). Thresholds speak; it is a place of anticipation and a necessary division between the sacred and secular. As Rem Koolhaas suggests, connectors such as corridors no longer simply link ‘A to B’, they have become destinations in themselves; a space that permits a limited sense of transcendence, as well as offering tiered retreat and sanctuary. Fieldwork will be conducted across a number of different sites in London from the purpose built Masjid to the Musallah’s found within secular sites.