TUIC Think Tank
Providing innovative, feasible and replicable solutions for urban challenges, requires interdisciplinary approach in its initial phase which is called challenge definition, since the city - as we know it - is hosting multiple layers of tangible and intangible flows, each one closely associated with specific fields of science.
TUIC Think Tank (TTT) was an event-based short-term project towards a more effective challenge definition process for the projects to emerge at TUIC. Dividing the city into four major layers (natural resources, constructed landscape, people and behavioural paradigms, and networks), TTT hosted experts in various fields of theory and practice in four brainstorming panels.
Each session of TTT was mediated through a comprehensive graph consisting of 58 variables that play a key role in dynamics of a city and capable to get connected based on how and in what capacity ideas would find connection between them. The graph is planned to go online with open access to public for its further development.
Session 01 : Tehran’s urban variables in the layer of natural resources | November 1st, 2017
Participants : Nashid Nabian, Kaveh Madani, Mohammadreza Haeri, Mohammadreza Ghodousi, Hossein Madani, Mehdi Kambouzia, Amir Noureddini
Session 02 : Tehran’s urban variables in the layer of constructed landscape | November 15th, 2017
Participants : Nashid Nabian, Reza Hashemi, Hamidreza Bakhtiarizadeh, Majid Ebrahimpour, Amir Noureddini, Hossein Madani, Mohammadreza Azizi
Session 03 : Tehran’s urban variables in the layer of people and behavioural paradigms | November 29th, 2017
Participants : Nashid Nabian, Faramarz Parsi, Omid Alizadeh, Lena Vafaey, Hossein Madani, Mehran Davari, Amir Noureddini
Session 04 : Tehran’s urban variables in the layer of networks | December 13th, 2017
Participants : Nashid Nabian, Bahram Kalantari, Shadi Sajjad, Reza Hesamifar, Kaveh Yazdifard, Mahmoud Karimi, Hossein Madani, Amir Noureddini
Project Manager : Mahdi Najafi