Opening Reception
Darbast Platform
42, Mina Blvd., Nurbakhsh St., Farzan St., Nadji St., Zafar Tehran, Iran

Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:00 pm
Exhibition on view February 22 - March 13, 2020

Textile-based art has deep roots in Iran; taking many forms, it is a recognizable and popular medium for women artists and is often used when addressing issues of gender-based injustice. Through their participation in the creative process, women in recovery learn new skills that can facilitate their entry into the labor force, and that spark interest in creative industries and the arts. WOMEN C(A)REATE aims to inform and encourage Iranian society to help and support those in recovery, and it acts as a tool for collective empowerment, action, expression, and negotiation.

Participating artists:
Homa Delvaray
Negar Farajiani
Maryam Palizgir
Hoda Zarbaf

Elnaz Tehrani is an independent curator, service designer and architect. After studying architecture in Tehran, she worked a number of years as an architect. She studied Product Service System Design at Politecnico di Milano University. Her motivation is "change making" to achieve any kind of Social Innovation, believing in the power of design and the act of making. She is also interested in developing new experiences that could provide innovative solutions, always putting the users at the center of the process. Tehrani is the founder and director of OBJET, which supports design culture by offering an exhibition platform in Tehran.

Anahita Rezaallah is an Architect from Tehran, Iran. Currently she is based in Milan, Italy where she works as an Architect and Urban Planner, and teaches at Politecnico di Milano University where she completed both her MSc and PhD in Architecture with a focus on sustainability. She uses her spare time to design and make limited edition furniture. Rezaallah researches the possibilities of addressing issues of contemporary cities and transitioning societies through public art and art installations, and is interested in issues of identity, equality, social inclusion, environmental impacts and women's empowerment.