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Iranian Modernity and the Transformation of Cities, City Planning, and Architecture: A Century of Experience

A lecture by Ali A. Kiafar (University of Southern California)

Sunday, December 09, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
121 Dodd Hall
UCLA

Dr. Ali A. Kiafar holds a Master's degree in architecture and city planning from the National University of Iran and has earned his Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the University of California. He has worked in private practice, has taught in academia (including at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Riverside), and has held top executive positions within the California public education system.

Beginning with the constitutional movement and subsequent social changes that marked Iranian society in the 20th century, numerous aspects of intellectual life (including literature and the arts) were transformed. Among elements most pertinent to this transformation are discourses on urbanity and identity. Urban concepts, and the identity they forged, impacted the formation, development, and expansion of cities, neighborhoods, and buildings. Focusing as a case study on Tehran and its status as Iran's main urban center, this lecture will explore the complex entanglement of urbanity and identity in modern Iran.

 


This lecture will be in Persian.

 

 


 

 

Campus map is available HERE

Self-pay parking in Lot 2 is recommended.


Cost : Free and open to the public.


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Download file: Kiafar_Bilingual-Lecture-Series_Persian-nm-g4m.pdf



Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies, This event is made possible with the major support of the Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies and the Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian Studies.