Ali Mozaffari

Ali Mozaffari
Deakin University · Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

PhD

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Introduction
Ali Mozaffari (PhD, UWA, M.Arch. Tehran University), is a Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellow and Senior Research Fellow with the Alfred Deakin Institute. His expertise is in heritage and in the built environment with a specific focus on Iran and its surrounding regions. He is the founding co-editor of Berghahn’s series Explorations in Heritage Studies.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Deakin University
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • researcher on 0.6 FTE
July 2017 - January 2020
Deakin University
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Australian Research Council Fellowship
May 2016 - present
Deakin University
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
March 2003 - November 2010
University of Western Australia
Field of study
  • Architecture-Anthropology
September 1995 - August 1998
Islamic Azad University Tehran Science and Research Branch
Field of study
  • Urban and Regional Planning
September 1986 - December 1995
Tehran University
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (35)
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The monograph concerns the continuing features of Iranian architecture and urban culture and traditions, as they have changed through the 20th Centrury. Is it possible to adapt the wisdom and technology of Iran’s traditional architecture and urban systems for future cities, so that even the most ordinary citizen can live their lives surrounded by s...
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On 27 September 2020, Azerbaijan went to war with Armenia on a scale not seen since the ceasefire of 1994. The conflict ended in another ceasefire on 10 November 2020, however, in addition to the theatre of war, the conflict has been prosecuted and continues to be fought post-ceasefire, through claims to cultural heritage which are employed in inte...
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For the first decade after its victory, the Iranian revolution (1979) was dominated by an uncompromising Islamist ideology, invoking the Islamic and vernacular traditions. A logical arena through which Islamism could act upon people’s daily lives was public housing, the design and construction of which is controlled by the government, and its const...
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This Forum evolved from a provocation by the Editors of this special issue of Fabrications that “too often heritage conservation assumes an apolitical stance by neglecting to acknowledge its own unsettling agendas.” The Forum's five contributors highlight a range of challenges and trends that architectural heritage professionals – including histori...
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While contests and conflicts are well recognized in heritage research, analysis of the specific circumstances and dilemmas that individuals and groups face when pursuing heritage goals and partaking in heritage contests can benefit from further methodological work. This paper presents a case and method for incorporating concepts from an emerging in...
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For the first decade after its victory, the Iranian revolution (1979) was dominated by an uncompromising Islamist ideology, invoking the Islamic and vernacular traditions. A logical arena through which Islamism could act upon people’s daily lives was public housing, the design and construction of which is controlled by the government, and its const...
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For Graham Seal This paper probes the relationship between visual representations and visitation practices at Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Iran. Presenting a systematic analysis of publicly available online images of Pasargadae, the paper examines the complex relationship between the place and its visual representations. Thr...
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From the 1960s, Iran, like many other similar countries experienced a radical urban expansion and industrialization, chiefly as a result of the expanding oil industry. Internal migration fueled by industrialization created both a crisis of habitation and a cultural dissonance, in response to which various schemes were developed for model communitie...
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Tourism is a vital tool for political and economic change. Calls for boycotts by tourists of countries reflect the huge impact that tourist activity and the tourism industry has on political change.
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This paper examines the activities of a group of heritage enthusiasts in Iran. Grass roots heritage activism is a relatively recent phenomenon that appeared in Iran since the late 1990s. They are increasingly operating collectively as cultural or heritage NGOs. They have diverse socio-economic origins and political views. However, as this paper arg...
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The Islamic Period Museum of Iran was established, almost 16 years after the Islamic Revolution, as an addition to the previous National Museum building – the Iran Bastan, or Ancient Iran Museum – in 1996. By examining the components of state Islamism, the space of the museum and key exhibits, this paper reveals the analogous relationship between t...
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This paper conceptualizes the problem of establishing a site museum in the contested World Heritage Site of Pasargadae in Iran. Pasargadae was constructed in 550 BCE as the capital of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty, and was revered by the Persians. Today, the archaeological ruins on site represent the ancient origin for Pers...

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This research examines the relationship between democracy and the (trans)formations of urban space in Iran. Focusing on public squares, it traces their socio-political transformations as well as their role in instigating social transformations through examples that span from the pre-modern times to the present. My current research on Tehran goes beyond the symbolic capacities of architecture and focuses on the politics of space production.