With the recent discussions on changing #HagiaSophia's status from a museum to a mosque, I wanted to share with you a few articles I wrote over the years based on my research on conversion/ transformation/ reuse of religious heritage. A thread👇
In "Remains of the Day: Converted Anatolian Churches" I analyze how different models of conversions of churches into mosques affect the utilitarian, aesthetic, and ideological dimensions of reuse. Hagia Sophia fits into both conquest and reconquest models: https://www.academia.edu/43531687/Remains_of_the_Day_Converted_Anatolian_Churches
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