A dialogue on recent widespread feminist mobilisations across Iran, contesting borders, boundaries and surveillance.
Organised by the Centre for Feminist Research.
This inter-generational conversation will include Annabelle Sreberny (SOAS), Mahsa Alami Fariman (Coventry Uni), Saba Zavarei (BBC/Goldsmiths), Mariam Motimedi Fraser (Goldsmiths) as Chair and Manasadat Misaghi (Goldsmiths) as discussant.
Annabelle Sreberny is Emeritus Professor in the Centre for Global Media and Communications at SOAS, University of London, she was the first director of its Centre for Iranian Studies. Her research on the contemporary history, politics and cultural environment of Iran includes books on the 1979 revolution (Small Media, Big Revolution); on the Persian blogosphere (Blogistan) and on issues of cultural creativity and repression (Cultural Revolution in Iran). Her photographic archive of the Iranian Revolution and after can be found at http://www.myrevolutionaryyear.com
Mahsa Alami Fariman is a researcher, educator and urbanist based at Coventry University as a Lecturer in Human Geography. Having studied architecture and urbanism in Iran and the UK, she has worked in a number of multidisciplinary architecture and design practices in the Middle East and published in feminist journals.
Saba Zavarei is a trained architect and artist,the politics of body and space are at the core of her research and practice. Working across the media of text, video and performance, she explores the ways in which bodies and performative interventions contribute to the social production of space and the urban condition. Saba is the co-founder and editor of Konesh, a journal on the politics of space and cultural interventions. She has established Radio Khiabana, a podcast on gender and space in Iran, which is also published as a book in Farsi.
Manasadat Misaghi completed a MA in Gender studies at Goldsmiths. She has a background in literature and an ongoing research project on stories of moments of resistance, observing the impact of these stories for inspiring revolutions/revolutionary acts.
Mariam Motimedi Fraser is a Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths.
Dates & times
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|17 Nov 2022||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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