This webpage serves as travel journal and for my friends to follow my adventure drifting through Tehran. I was asked from many people to have a online diary, this hopefully serves best. The idea to work and to explore Tehran arose during my first visit to Iran, Januar 2015. I will experience different methods of ‘spatial exploration’, inventing or reinventing new options on how to sense a city. As Tehran is very different from any place I have been to before, in terms of language, smells, tastes, breathing, flowing through the city, I am very curious how this will affect my research and what influence the research has on me.
What points of view will be challenged? Where does the streets, human beings, coincidences, ect. lead me to? Who will I meet? What can I learn about private and public, access and exclusion, … . I hope that Iranians, people who temporary stay in Tehran will join the exploration. The explorations, dérive, walks … should allow them and me to experience the city with a different rhythm, speed, attention, focus, unfocused. It might remind us back on where we come from, it might cause to see what we haven’t seen before, it might cause us to understand what we already sense wherever we go, … .
I am also interested to add value to the page by interesting links to other pages, other authors, getting into discussions about the approaches, the work itself. This is and should be seen as a work in progress and the concept of work is allowed to be challenged throughout the experience. I am happy to be interviewed, to be visited for drifts.