Legal Salon


“Legal Salon” (2015-2016) is a series of legal conversations done in simple language about the limitations put in place against artists, journalists and civil society advocates that has led many to seek a safe space for creativity and work undergrounds. The discussions further highlight the legal and security challenges that artists, journalists and civil society advocates face even when they choose to work underground.

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Episode 5: Challenges of Underground Art Performances in Iran

The fifth session of Siamak Pourzand Foundation’s Legal Salon podcast series focuses on the challenges of underground art performances in contemporary Iran. Considering the legal and non-legal impediments, discussed in previous episodes of this podcast series, various artists are denied the permission required to legally stage their arts.
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Episode 4: Women and Underground Arts in Iran

The fourth session of Siamak Pourzand Foundation’s Legal Salon podcast series focuses on the limitations that women experience as artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This session depicts some of the legal reasons behind the emergence of women’s notable role in Iran’s contemporary underground arts.
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