Introduction

This is a picture of Azadi Square, a symbol of Tehran and the entrance to the city. It was built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire ; from iransdesign.com
This is a picture of Azadi Square, a symbol of Tehran and the entrance to the city. It was built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire ; from iransdesign.com

Hello everyone, my name is Chad Culshaw. I am a student in a Global Cities class under the instruction of Dr. Kristin Koptiuch. This website is dedicated to creating an understanding of different elements of Tehran including the portrayal of vernacular and transnational urbanism throughout Tehran, experiencing and understanding urban ethnography through descriptions of my own city Phoenix, Arizona; and researching theories and history of how liberal economic policies have come to dominate the twenty first century in most countries.  the slums and dreamworlds of Tehran are descriptively  explored and viewed in photographs to identify the differences in cultural, political, and economic lifestyles of their citizens. many contrasts in economic and religious ideology have contributed to Iran’s history of revolution against these new liberal economic policies but has ever since thrived and become a uniquely beautifull city.