Session 11: Art as Civil Disobedience, Civil Disobedience as Art

Speaker’s Biography

Our speaker is an architect and a historian of art and architecture who currently holds a professorship at the University of Massachusetts. Her body of work includes numerous publications, including Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran, which was recently translated into Persian by Shirazeh Press. Her second book Alternative Iran: Contemporary Art and Critical Spatial Practice was published by Stanford University in September 2022. Currently, she is engaged in two projects - one explores the role of art in the Middle Eastern revolutions, and another is focused on architecture and the environment in Iran in the post-World War II era.

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