Please join the UCLA Iranian Studies Outreach Program for their Bilingual Lecture Series. Dr. Ali Kiafar will present his research in Dodd Hall 121 on December 9, 2018 at 4:00pm. This lecture will be in Persian. Please see the attached flyer for details. Self-pay parking for $12 in Lot 2 is recommended.
مدرنیت ایرانی و تحول در شهرها و معماری طی یک قرن تجربه
Iranian Modernity and the Transformation of Cities, City Planning, and Architecture
A Century of Experience
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.
About the Speaker
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 Southern 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.