"Behind Closed Curtains" a talk about Interior Design in Iran by Lena Sp├Ąth

Department: Center for Persian Studies and Culture

Date and Time: November 28, 2017 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway (HG) 1341

Event Details


Please join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 pm in UC Irvine's Humanities Gateway (HG) 1341 for a talk titled "Behind Closed Curtains" by Lena Späth about her latest book.

Lena Späth has captured the beauty, intricacy and vibrancy of Iranian interior design to showcase its underrated style in her new book ‚Behind Closed Curtains: Interior Design in Iran‘. “I want to challenge the narrative on Iran most media companies follow. This book is my way to bring the country’s history and the stories of its citizens into the homes and the hands of more people.” Vibrant pictures by Tehran photographer Hamed Farhangi let us peek into sixteen extraordinary homes of artists, entrepreneurs and architects all over Iran. Having traveled the country year long and with an M.A. in Middle Eastern studies, Lena Späth could rely on her extensive knowledge of Persian culture, traditions, and handicrafts.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

A book-signing will follow the event.

This event is presented by Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.