Redefinition Characteristics and Species of Urban Events in Iranian-Islamic Urban Spaces

  • Asghar Molaei Associate Professor at Islamic art Tabriz University
  • Masoumeh Aysham Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tabriz Islamic Art University
Keywords: tradicional events, urban space, identity, Iranian-Islamic identity


Urban space has been considered as the most suitable venue for the social, cultural and traditional and arts and since the past. The urban public spaces, especially the nodes, such as fields, squares and mosques, provided them with the possibility of gathering and holding ritual arts. This kind of interconnected relationship between people, as the performers and audience of ritual arts and urban public spaces, has strengthened the social and identity of society and national power. In the past period, the urban spaces with the provision of the grounds and admission of the pedestrians, the possession of the places of nesting and watching for the people, the platform for the performers of Ta'ziyeh and other arts, the king and places to sit the elders of the city and the safe and secure environment, has been a host of ritual arts. What is undermined in contemporary times, and urban spaces not only are not a suitable host for ritual art, but rather by giving priority to the cavalry, the unpleasant combination of bodies, activities, uses, and so on. This can be a source of insight into the position of man and his environment, one-dimensional views on urban spaces, especially the mere look at engineering, the priority of the ride and its essentials. In this regard, the main question is, what are the characteristics and relations between religious spaces and arts and the reasons for weakening these relations? Therefore, this paper aims to explain the dimensions of urban spaces as a domain for authentic religious rituals with a qualitative approach and descriptive-analytic research method, studying case studies, documentary study and library research in this study. The results of this research show that the design of urban spaces in the past was in line with identity and as a basis for the manifestation of ritual arts, especially ritual art. Therefore, redefining and building urban identity spaces for linking with the concepts and cultural and social aspects of adaptation and grounding is necessary and urban spaces as the focal point for strengthening the meaning, relaxation of the city and the manifestation of Iranian-Shi'i arts for Local and national biologically identifiable.

How to Cite
Molaei, A., & Aysham, M. (2023). Redefinition Characteristics and Species of Urban Events in Iranian-Islamic Urban Spaces. BBDS - Black Book: Drawing and Sketching, 4(1), 8 - 25.