Sara Kamalvand (Tehran, 1975) is an architect. She founded HydroCity in 2012 to pursue research projects on Iran’s derelict and ancient water irrigation network for which she has produced workshops, talks, exhibitions, drawings, and texts. Her work oscillates at the intersection of art, urbanism and geography, questioning the reorientation of urban protocols and alternative scenarios around infrastructure, resources, and public space. In 2018, she was selected for the Manifesta12 5x5x5 programme. She has taught design studios at the Versailles School of Landscape Architecture and is guest professor since 2015 at École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. She is part of the Tehran based art collective BonGah.