This week’s selection is His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1983 Connoisseur Magazine interview with Paul Chutkow,The Aga Khan’s Vision, London, United Kingdom.

In this important interview, a week before the second Aga Khan Award for Architecture award ceremony, the Aga Khan discusses at length the rational, need and objectives for the Award and his view that architecture can be “an instrument for improving the quality of life.” Noting that he is “trying to encourage people to ask questions without having the presumption of saying what the answers are,” the Aga Khan also highlights changes he has observed the Award has inspired and instigated, in particular the heightened understanding of architecture and its consequences.

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His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1983 Connoisseur Magazine Interview, Paul Chutkow, ‘The Aga Khan’s Vision’ (London, United Kingdom)