Poster of the 'Shifiting Panoramas' conference in April 2018 in Berlin

Staging a change / Shifting panoramas

On visual conception and recent transformations of urban landscapes in Tehran & Berlin

Artistic direction: Solmaz Shahbazi, Berlin
Co-curator: Azar Mahmoudian, Teheran

The two public forums 'Staging a Change' in Tehran and 'Shifting Panoramas' in Berlin focused on the transformation of the capital cities of Iran and Germany by addressing questions about urban design, participation and art in the public space of both cities. As the forums brought together Iranian and German architects, artists, sociologists and urbanists, the audience was be introduced to the latest developments in day-to-day discourses and solutions in debates on urban development and took part in an open intercultural dialogue. Both in Tehran and Berlin, gentrification, increasing privatisation and the reclaiming of public space are being examined and negotiated in various forms by institutions, universities and self-organized groups. 'Staging a Change' and 'Shifting Panoramas.

Shifting Panoramas

19. – 20. April 2018 | Deutsches Architektur Zentrum Berlin

With: Masserat Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Hanaei, Anna Heilgemeir, Anne Huffschmid, Azam Khatam, Hamed Khosravi, Niloufar Tajeri, Homayoun Sirizi, Tirdad Zolghadr, and others 
Programme (PDF)

Staging a Change

25. – 26. November 2017 | Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

With: Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi, Nazgol Ansarinia, Farhad Fozouni, Anne Huffschmid, Sohrab Mahdavi, Kaveh Rashidzadeh, Homayoun Askari Sirizi, Jörg Stollmann, Florian Wüst, and others
Programme (PDF)


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