In 2018, Italian photographer Giovanna Silva photographed the streets of Tehran and collected archival documents from the infamous American embassy in the capital of the Islamic Republic. The image-based work is part of a multilayered narrative that encounters the words of architect, researcher and educator Hamed Khosravi. His contribution to the book is part of an ongoing research on social movements and their relationship with architecture. He traces the historical relevance of writer Maryam Firouz, architect Noureddin Kianouri, and their involvement in the progressive journal Bidari-e Ma (Our Awakening).
Giovanna Silva lives and works in Milan. As a photographer
, she exposed at the Venice Biennale 2006 her work about the city of Bogotà, Colombia. She is the author of Desertions
, a chronicle of an american trip with designer Enzo Mari. From 2005-2007 she contributed to Domus
and since september 2007 until september 2011 she was the Photo Editor of Abitare
. She photographed Renzo Piano and Zaha Hadid for the Abitare's special issues Being Renzo Piano
and Being Zaha Hadid
, 6 month experience of architecture in the making. In 2011 she published the book, Orantes
, ed. Quodlibet. In 2012 she published Narratives/Relazioni: Baghdad, Green Zone, Red Zone, Babylon
, Mousse Publishing
She is in the editorial board of San Rocco
Magazine. She is the editor of Humboldt Books
. She has a column on Doppiozero.
Hamed Khosravi is an iranian architect
, researcher, and educator, currently teaching at the Architectural Association. His research and projects focus on the history and theory of architecture and urban form in relation to territorial organizations and political decisions. As a writer, Hamed regularly publishes articles, essays, and books. He co-edited Aesthetics and Politics of Logistics