April 10, 2023

Nazafarin Lotfi: Carving a Space to Belong

Nazafarin Lotfi is the founder of Hamrah Arts Club where she creates space for refugee-status youth through art in Tucson.
Produced by Özlem Ayse Özgür From Season 9 Arts and Culture
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Lotfi is an Iranian-born, multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Tucson. She focuses on the notions of self and identity formation in relation to architecture, landscape, space, and place. Lotfi’s art practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran. She continued her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. For Lotfi, the body, the house, the garden, and the nation are enclosures that define the self and the other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.

Producer: Özlem Ayşe Özgür
Videographers: Robert Lindberg and Nate Huffman
Editor: Özlem Ayşe Özgür and Nate Huffman
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