Casa de Velasquez

Very honored to have been selected for a one year artist in residency at the French Academy in Madrid to pursue a research-project on Madrid’s qanat network. This will be an opportunity to lead a comparative study of Tehran and Madrid by looking at how an underground infrastructure shaped the urban fabric and genesis of the city.  My residency will question the place of the qanat  in a contemporary setting by putting forward water conservation, public space and garden ecology.