Urban Culture in Tehran

Urban Processes in Unofficial Cultural Spaces

  • Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini
  • Mehran Arefian
  • Bahador Kashani
  • Golnar Abbasi

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini, Mehran Arefian, Bahador Kashani, Golnar Abbasi
    Pages 1-14
  3. Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini, Mehran Arefian, Bahador Kashani, Golnar Abbasi
    Pages 15-86
  4. Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini, Mehran Arefian, Bahador Kashani, Golnar Abbasi
    Pages 87-121
  5. Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini, Mehran Arefian, Bahador Kashani, Golnar Abbasi
    Pages 123-165
  6. Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini, Mehran Arefian, Bahador Kashani, Golnar Abbasi
    Pages 167-168
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book

Introduction

This book studies the production of urban culture in Tehran after 1979. It analyzes urban resistance and urban processes in underground cultural spaces: bookshops, cafes and art galleries. The intended audience is architects and urban planners interested in socio-political aspects of bottom-up space formation, but also those in humanities and particularly cultural studies. The idea of the book reflects architectural criticism and bottom-up processes of space formation. It analyzes alternative, non-official ways of forming cultural spaces in Tehran and the way they resist formally endorsed culture.

Cafés, bookshops and galleries, each take various and different sets of strategies to constitute their territory and their communities within the city. From temporarily occupying street corners (booksellers) to constitution of an underground network of unfixed meeting points, to using the modern paradigms of ownership and the idea of private property, primarily as a political tool for management, to claim a safe alternative sphere of art, and finally to semiotic spatial codifications of spaces to make them as a safe gathering places taking food as a means. All these three cultural spaces deal with various conditions to form specific forms of resistance practices, throughout processes that leave their spatial traces on the city.

Keywords

Production of Urban Culture Urban Resistance Production of Culture in Iran Urban Processes Social Structures

Authors and affiliations

  • Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini
    • 1
  • Mehran Arefian
    • 2
  • Bahador Kashani
    • 3
  • Golnar Abbasi
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Architecture and Urban PlanningShahid Beheshti UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Iwan Design StudioTehranIran
  3. 3.Cando Archineering GroupTehranIran
  4. 4.Faculty of Architecture and Built EnvironmentTU Delft UniversityDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65500-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65499-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65500-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-757X
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7588
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