minoo emami

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In this series of my projects, I am using the Middle Eastern courtyard, as the central concept and formal reference. I critically examine gender through depictions of women and the female body in the context of patriarchal cultures. I look back on and reconfigure the courtyard as an anthropological architectural living space. I use the courtyard as a thematic element to demonstrate a meaningful continuum that makes these spaces so vital for a nuanced understanding of Iranian domestic culture. The architecture symbolizes the rules and moral burdens that force women to find their way out to these designed social spaces.