Iranian Architects and Architecture: Transition from Traditional to Postmodern
The Azadi Tower
Iran Heritage Foundation
Dr Dariush Borbor (RILIS), Dr John Curtis (IHF), Astrid Johansen (IHF)
Saturday 12th November 9.15am - 5.00pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
The main focus of this conference is to look at the evolution of 20th century architecture in Iran, concentrating on the transition from traditional to postmodern architecture.
On the whole, there has been limited research on the evolutionary aspects of the 20th century post-Qajar architecture of Iran. The essential difference between the development of modern architecture in Europe and Iran is that in Europe architecture was evolutionary encompassing several centuries and accompanied by new technologies, whereas in Iran it leaped from traditional to modern in less than a century.
The purpose of the conference is to discuss and evaluate the overall shortcomings and successes of modern architecture in Iran, as well as recognize the achievements of Iranian architects and the works they have created.
The list of speakers includes: Leila Araghian (Diba Tensile Architecture); Dariush Borbor (Research Institute and Library of Iranian Studies) (RILIS); Iraj Etessam (University of Tehran); Mehran Gharleghi (Studio INTEGRATE); Omid Kamvari (Kamvari Architects) (panel discussion); Ali Madanipour (Newcastle University); Mina Marefat (Georgetown University); Alireza Sagharchi (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism) (INTBAU)
Tickets : £20 book now Friends of IHF discount available
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