Eskandar Mokhtari, Heritage Preservationist -Ali M. Saadati, Head of Urban Design, Tehran Municipality - Ahmad Maleki, Hirsa Consulting
On July 11th, we held a talk with important actors concerned with the Tehran Garden Festival. Eskandar Mokhtari who is responsible for the most important preservation projects in Iran, (including the Bam Citadel), expressed his enthusiasm and support for considering the qanat as a heritage and device to revive the city. The city is well aware of the logistical difficulties of bringing Mehrgerd's water back to surface. There was a mutual agreement between everyone on the pannel that the garden festival was a noteworthy project to pursue. The new calendar anticipates for the gardens to be inaugurated in October 2017.
Mapping Mehrgerd, Tehran Museum of Contemporaty Art, July 10 & 11 2016 E