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Tehran: An Urban History of Revolutions


Tehran: An Urban History of Revolutions

Co-presented by the Farhang Foundation

Architectural historian Talinn Grigor discusses the cross-pollination of architecture and politics in Iran. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 is considered by many as one of the weightiest events in the 20th century. Grigor argues that the processes and meanings of that uprising are tied directly to the history of Iran’s capital city Tehran. Tehran’s urban space is, and has always been, a manifestation of social and economic stratifications. Its topographical and morphological development literally embody its sociopolitical economic segregation.

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