Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Monday July 11TH five o’clock
moderated by SARA KAMALVAND
The round table will evaluate the opportunities and challenges of the Tehran Filtering Garden Festival as an experimental urban project that can assist the city’s current will to preserve and revive the downtown core all the while remediating issues of ecology and air pollution. Mehrgerd qanat currently discharges 200 liters of water per second in Tehran’s sewage system. Conserving this wasted water is eminent, but bringing it back to surface, and ensuring the wellbeing of its trajectory poses challenges that are political, social and technical. The debate will address questions of responsibility, management, and public space.
Gilbert Fillinger / Director of the Art, City and Landscape Festival, Amiens
Eskandar Mokhtari / Heritage Preservationist, Professor at Azad University
Ali Mohammad Saadati / Head of Urban projects of the 12th District Municipality of Tehran
Ahmad Maleki / Engineer, Qanat specialist, Tehran