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Res Artis Meeting Tehran, Iran, 2016
Roots and Routes: Challenges and Opportunities of Connectivity

The first Res Artis Meeting in the Middle East was hosted by Kooshk Residency in Tehran, Iran from November 21-25, 2016.

The meeting took place under the title “Roots and Routes: Challenges and Opportunities of Connectivity”. Through a number of panels, roundtable discussions and workshops sessions, the meeting addressed the different interpretations and inherent implications history and traditions bear for residency spaces as well as shedding light on the importance of artists’ pathways and connectivity of residencies.

Against the backdrop of the cultural landscape in Iran and its placement in the wider region, participants were able to contextualize and discuss different approaches to artist residencies as well as topics like sustainability and funding with regard to their own region.