Behzad Atabaki & Parshia Qaregozloo |Venice,Italy | Iran - Biennale Architettura 2016
On the course of our research we have encountered few examples of resistance to live and innovative resistance in face of danger; such movements-though rare-still exist and develop though slowly. There are instances of individual and personal life space in private and semi-private places, also public spaces of such kind. Certainly, local cooperation in order to prevent the destruction has been effective to some extent, however, the destructive power of other external elements has always pushed their movements into inescapable situations. These movements have only been successful whenever they have managed to join one another and work along with NGOs and local associations.
We will relate these resistance stories; Three stories from two neighborhoods in Tehran and one historical village in Khorasan province. All these stories share one and the same story of resistance: finding ways towards a better life with different aspects and elements in comparison to social circumstances and contexts.