Blank slate: squares and political order of city

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This paper aims to analyze the square beyond an architectural element in the city, but weaves this blank slate, with its contemporary socio political atmosphere as a new paradigm. As a result, this research investigates the historical, social and political concept of Meydan–a term which has mostly applied for the Iranian and Islamic public squares. This interpretation, suggested the idea of Meydan as the core of the projects in the city, which historically exposed in formalization of power relations and religious ideologies. In this sense, studying the spatial transformation of Iranian public squares introduces the framework, which is adaptable to contemporary urban context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-321
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Architecture and Urbanism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Iranian squares
  • Meydan
  • paradise
  • sovereignty
  • spatial transformation
  • urban transition

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