“See You in Iran tours” are interactive sociocultural outings. We try to create an atmosphere to connect our guests and locals.
Urban [life] Spaces
The city can be called the second home or even the home itself! Our cites are one of the critical elements to make memories and influencing our behaviors. But what is our share of our cities and what are the impacts of urban spaces in our lives?
This question can help us to redefine our role in the city. exploring these behaviors and reactions will make us more aware of our relationship with the environment.
Valiasr is a tree-lined street which is somehow dividing Tehran into western and eastern parts. It was built in 1922 to 1927. Cinemas, Parks, Tehran city theatre, Tehran rail-way station, shopping centers and many other landmarks are what make our memories of this street.
Valiasr has many important public places; the aim of this Tehran tour is to explore different urban spaces on this street or around it.
First we visit the Valiasr sq. then we walk to the art cultural house and then to the Tehran City Theater Complex. We shall continue our walk toward Tehran university main campus and visit the Engelab st. on this path. That’s where you meet many young people, book shops, cafes, galleries, colleges and more. Then we reach to Keshavarz Boulevard by passing neighborhoods around the university and back to the Vali’asr sq. There we can have a break in a café and discuss about our experience walking in the current cultural zone of Tehran.
- Tour Introduction at the See You in Iran hostel in Tehran
- Walking to Valiasr sq.
- Exploring the Valiasr Street up to Tehran city theater complex
- Walking through Enqelab st.
- Exploring Tehran university neighborhood
- Walking to Keshavarz boulevard
- Exchanging our experience in a café nearby (optional)
- Coming back to the hostel together (optional)
|6 Hrs. (1:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m)
|Number of Participants:
|walking and public transportation
|6 People or more
Reza Karfar is our Tehran based member of See You in Iran who lived in India and studied architecture in New Delhi. He moved back to Tehran in 2014. Since then he was involved in urban and architecture projects in Iran. He believes See You in Iran is a unique platform for experience-sharing.
Reza is passionate about interpreting and being a local story-teller and a host. He finds tour medium as a tool to share urban expressions and create the sense of belonging. His interests include documenting and travelling. He has organized several tours for See You in Iran based on urban life and culture.