Narrating the Shared Spaces
. January 2018
. At Platform 28
. with WORKNOT! / Golnar Abbasi. Participants include Amin Maleki, Hamed Dehqan, Mahsa Alafar, Hamed Behmanesh, Sina Shah Hosseini, Mohammad Ebrahimi. With additional work and support by Mira Avarzamani.
This is an exhibition that was made from the works produced during the program Narrating the Shared Spaces, at Platform28, Tehran.
The shared spaces of a particularly (typical) apartment building in Tehran was chosen as a field wherein site-specific interventions would emerge. Students were guided to imagine and develop strategies of inhabitation, domestication, and activation.
“Apartment buildings in Tehran are the most common form of architecture that shape the city, whose spatial arrangement is predetermined by the regulations. One of the main sets these of principles are the ones conditioning their shared spaces (stairs, rooftops, voids, etc). Their role is controversial; their arrangement is crucial in determining the spatial relations within the building, while rarely accommodate any activities. Spaces owned by all inhabitants, but used by none..”