In multiple political discourses addressing Iranian society, nothing has been more absent than the views and narratives of the very people living inside the country. This first issue of See You in Iran Book is one of the rare written mediums from within Iran that shares the voices of Iranian people in English language. It does not try to be exotic, nor it wants to please the western audience; rather it tries to remain true to the reality of Iranian and travelers to Iran’s experiences alike.
WHY A BOOK?
WHAT'S IN IT?
See You in Iran is an organization that started as an online travel platform to connect locals with travelers, while promoting a more nuanced understanding of Iran, and later became an Iran-centered and world-oriented network that challenges the country’s cultural, social, political and economic isolation. This archive of 2015 to 2019 is a collection of SYI’s visions and production achievements, and its Cultural House’s activities including media content, events, and its community’s viewpoints about social, cultural, political and ecological issues related to Iran, that cover both Iranians and travelers to Iran’s narratives. It also provides a look at the See You in Iran hostel in Tehran (Kojeen) and its ecolodge partners in Kurdistan, Kashan, and Gilan. See You in Iran book can be a useful source for anyone interested in Iran, and for everyone who wants to hear the unfiltered voices coming from the people of Iran.
The book also provides a look at the See You in Iran hostel in Tehran (Kojeen) and its ecolodge partners in Kurdistan, Kashan and Gilan, along with our interviews with international media outlets on tourism and political developments, including the Guardian, le Monde, The Correspondent, TAZ, and Huffington Post. See You in Iran can be a useful source for anyone interested in Iran, and for everyone who wants to hear the unfiltered voices coming from the people of Iran.
WANT TO SUPPORT OUR PROJECT?
We have been always asked about how people can contribute to the See You in Iran project; ordering and recommending this book to others is a great way to promote our cause and vision.