Aerial view of the Garden Suburb of Bawarda.

Title

Aerial view of the Garden Suburb of Bawarda.

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"‘Since the War’, Wilson reported, ‘a very great and widespread spirit of Nationalism has been introduced and fostered throughout the Middle East. . . Though the Company probably incurs less of this [jealousy] than the
political services do elsewhere, it must introduce measures to meet it’. If the new concession was one such measure then housing was to be another. Wilson pointed
particularly to the disparities in housing provision as contributing most to the dangerous divide between the Iranian and British employees. He proposed to meet this problem with a new residential area, to create Bawarda as a kind of manifesto of racial mixing, an experiment in non-segregation whose very design would ‘afford that link or bridge over the present gulf between these two groups of individuals’" [Quoted in Mark Crinson, “Abadan: Planning and Architecture under the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company,” Planning Perspectives 12, no. 3 (1997): 341, doi:10.1080/026654397364681.]

Creator

Damluji, Mona. “Documenting the Modern Oil City: Cinematic Urbanism in Anglo-Iranian’s
Persian Story.” Ars Orientalis, Online, 42 (October 2012). http://www.asia.si.edu/research/articles/
documenting-the-modern-oil-city.asp.

Source

Damluji, Mona. “Documenting the Modern Oil City: Cinematic Urbanism in Anglo-Iranian’s
Persian Story.” Ars Orientalis, Online, 42 (October 2012). http://www.asia.si.edu/research/articles/
documenting-the-modern-oil-city.asp.

Date

1920s

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Citation

Damluji, Mona. “Documenting the Modern Oil City: Cinematic Urbanism in Anglo-Iranian’s Persian Story.” Ars Orientalis, Online, 42 (October 2012). http://www.asia.si.edu/research/articles/ documenting-the-modern-oil-city.asp., “Aerial view of the Garden Suburb of Bawarda.,” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed December 6, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/1012.

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