She will talk about contemporary architecture from Iran, especially from Esfahan.
Negar Hakim, born in Isfahan, is editor-in-chief of the architecture magazine Memar and co-editor of other art and architecture magazines in the Middle East. She is co-founder of philomena+ and teaches at various universities on the subject of Modern Architecture in Islamic Countries. In 2018 she published the volume Contemporary Iranian Architects 1, New Space: Movement and Experience. The book provides an overview of architecture bureaus seeking new solutions. This is a special undertaking in a society that has religious authorities influencing issues such as the design of ‘open kitchens’ and ‘garden swimming pools’.
To round off the evening, there will be a picnic with Iranian snacks in the philomena+ front garden, which currently features the hammock installation "The Right to Laziness" by Oscar Cueto and Alaa Abu Asad’s # 1 Assembly.