Afrooz Partovi

As a trained architect born and raised in the city of Tehran, where one may easily achieve a glorified career participating in building of high-rises on one of the most active earthquake fault lines, Afrooz Partovi has chosen non-participation. However, this disinclination directed her to an active presence in another path that criticizes the normalization of the status quo. In order to disturb the normalized waste of natural and financial resources, her body of work focuses on non-tangible extensions in time and space, using AR/VR and time-based media as site-specific installations. Her projects are a manifestation of her interest in depicting a dystopian future and investigating migration and inhabitability as two contemporary concerns, which predominantly include hybrid structures and site-specific digital installations that visualize the resilient approach of humanity before extinction.

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