Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Journey to Iran Tonight

Tonight's the Francis Mah Travel Grant Lecture "Ancient and Sustainable: A Journey to Iran."

Presenter Babak Keyvani will start the journey with a brief history of Iran and its architecture. After that, he'll "explore Iran's historical and contemporary approaches to sustainability and what lessons can be learned through an examination of the use of architectural and natural elements in sustainable buildings and neigborhoods, and how buildings of the past have become integrated into the built environment today."

The evening begins with a reception at Howard Hall (2282 Madison) at 5 p.m., with the lecture running from 6 to 7:30 (for those of you who like to know what time things should be over).

It's free and open to the public and, since I can't go, someone out there should and then tell me all about it.

The travel grant is funded by the Mah family and TRO Jung|Brannen with additional support by AIA Memphis and the Architecture Department at the University of Memphis.

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