Mehran Davari is an architect, researcher, and lecturer based in Tehran, Iran. He has a background in interdisciplinary mathematical/architectural studies and holds a Master’s degree in Emergent Territories from Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC). His research focuses on emerging technologies in cities, cross-platform knowledge in art and architecture, computational design and interdisciplinary architectural practices.
He served as curator for the first Tehran Architecture Biennial, “Architecture;Today,” in 2016. From 2016 to 2019 he also curated Q.Arch, an urban festival in Shiraz that focused on democratizing urban spaces. Since 2016, he is the director of the IaaC Global Summer School in Tehran, where he continues his research into the global challenges affecting contemporary cities.
In 2015, Mehran founded Tehran Platform for multi-disciplinary design and architecture in order to pursue experiential design at all scales, from tactile human-machine interactions to urban interventions. In experimenting with the application of novel interaction interfaces and applications, Tehran Platform continually tests the tangible impact of such technologies on today’s societies.