Kish: Iranian Island, Indecisive by Design

Kish is an island in the Persian Gulf where the extremes in politics, ideology and urban design visibly intersect. The island’s modern history is defined by shifting politics in the Iranian mainland, making it a stage for outspoken experiments and conflicting interventions by politicians, investors, architects and planners. In Kish, the Iranian artists/authors Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi present an evocative account of modernity in this place.

Text: Tabatabai Nasrin, Afrassiabi Babak. pp. 160; paperback. Publisher: NAI Uitgevers, Rotterdam, 2012.

ISBN: 9789056628307| 9056628305

ID: 15376

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Kish is an island in the Persian Gulf where the extremes in politics, ideology and urban design visibly intersect. The island’s modern history is defined by shifting politics in the Iranian mainland, making it a stage for outspoken experiments and conflicting interventions by politicians, investors, architects and planners. In Kish, the Iranian artists/authors Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi present an evocative account of modernity in this place.

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