[ Platform28 ] was launched as the second platform of Plat+Forms in Tehran on August 7th, 2015. Plat + Forms consists of multiple platforms, promoting flexible and multidisciplinary design approaches. Each platform focuses on a specific crossroad between culture and commerce as well as different deciplines in presenting a design discourse. Plat + Forms is founded by Azadeh Zaferani, a designer and researcher based in Toronto, Canada.
In Platform 28, we focus on the crossroad between art & architecture. Almost as big as a shipping container, Platform 28 is a multifunctional apparatus that constantly changes from one function to another. These functions often vary from an exhibition space to a library or a workshop and the spatial transformation is made possible by means of mobile units and panels.
Platform 28's interest is to find an architectural language in four specific categories: The built environment, visual arts, wearable and product design. Our main objective is to render architecture as a multidisciplinary field with many ways of expression that is not limited to design of buildings and cities only.
In platform 28, we symmetrize our objectives as following:
Platform 28 is a multifunctional apparatus | Platform 28 is about art, architecture and design | Platform 28 is serious.It takes the risk of appearing naive | Platform 28 is not a gallery | Platform 28 is not a problem solver | Platform 28is not a monologue | Platform 28 believes in innovation |Platform 28 believes in creativity | Platform 28 believes in designer mind | Platform 28 has an interest in impossibilities | Platform 28 has an interest in craziness of ideas | Platform 28 has an interest in debatables |Platform 28 does not believe in scale | Platform 28 does not believe in normality | Platform 28 does not believe in predefined directions | Platform 28 acknowledges the importance of the “past” but is not interested in its consent | Platform 28 encourages constructive thoughts on future of living | Platform 28 encourages research & process| Platform 28 encourages borderless cultural exchange.
Phone: 0098 21 88 32 2209
Mobile: 0098 935 604 0055
Location: No. 28, Khaghani St., Darvazeh Dowlat, Enghelab St., Tehran, Iran