Public Defence in Contemporary Art, MA Ali Mousavi
Ali Mousavi will defend the thesis: "Beautiful Rotten Tehran. A Multi-Sensory Artistic Research On Contemporary Urban Design in Tehran (Pardis Phase 11)" on December 8th, 2023, at 15:00 in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Art and Media, online in Zoom: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62186046962
The issues and crisis around housing is developing rapidly and more people are being pushed to periphery of cities. This multi-sensory research project examines the condition of Iranian urban design and uses regression-progression method which is a movement between the past and present. The constant move between the historical and contemporary condition sheds light and provides better understanding of current issues that Iranian urban design and built environment is facing. Additionally, the inquiry of this multi-sensorial research delves into specific location close to the city of Tehran, Iran, called Pardis Phase 11. Employing visual, cartography, acoustemological methodologies, interviews, and discussions with residents of Pardis Phase 11 provides new insight and information on analysing and observing the condition of life of this sub-urban social housing construction. By extension, multi-sensory methodologies employed in this research as a tool for analysing and observing architecture, urban design can be applied to any built environment, city, and housing area. The conclusion that can be drawn from such multi-sensorial research can provide: A) a combination of understanding how senses is influenced by built form and how urban designers, architects, policy makers and other agencies involved in shaping the cities ought to consider the sense faculty of inhabitants; B) The research also attempts to show that imposing/applying external concepts and methods between different societies should consider internal logic of that society and other factors such as history, tradition, and cultural values. The combination of internal logic and external concepts without contextualisation does not create a dialectical development and process. Moreover, this may result in creating a conflictual and contradictory space devoid of any historical and cultural background particular to that society.
INFO & SCHEDULE
Doctoral candidate: Ali Mousavi
Opponent: Prof. Pamela Karimi, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Custos: Prof. Mira Kallio-Tavin, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Art and Media
Time: Friday, 08/11/2023, 15.00- 18.00
Location: Online ZOOM platform:https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62186046962
Event Language: English
Links: The dissertation is publicly displayed online 10 days before the defence on https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/doc_public/eonly/riiputus/
Event page at Aalto website: https://www.aalto.fi/en/events/public-defence-in-contemporary-art-mfa-ali-mousavi
Contact information of doctoral candidate:
Email: [email protected]