Parasite Architecture (ongoing since 2001) is rooted in the idea of the "informal", meaning everything which is temporary, inchoate, weak, imperfect, unfinished or formless.
The concept of questioning aspects of social communication, of the feminist deconstruction of space, of ideas of nomadism and psycho-geography as made popular by Deleuze + Guttary and the Situationists, and the technological, being influenced by virtual reality's increasing popularity.
Focussing the aspect of the transient within the idea of the informal, Parasite Architecture relates it to questions of migration and cultural diversity.
Beyond the literal sense of "weak" structures, it combines various architectural approaches. In many places around the world, Shahram Entekhabi created informal extensions to existing architectures (e.g. museum architectures) or constructed independent temporary spaces. These informal architectures are always constructed in public space and they are always made from caution tape - suggesting ideas about safety zones and no go areas and indicating aspects of exclusivity and inclusivity in public space. The works deal with the dual concept of performance and public space and time.
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Shahram Entekhabi is an German-Iranian- artist, curator & architect, currently living & working across Tehran, Iran - Berlin, Germany and Europe.