Geographic realms and age old synthetic boundaries have divided humanity throughout time. In twenty first century the global village has provided pathways for bridging such boundaries,
hence creating a residence status in in the abstract realm of Pasaj , ( passage ) – in a status of in-betweenness. In this realm we believe that as humans we are created equal and a constant thirst for understanding, unity and harmony is as old as humanity itself.
As an interdisciplinary / art and cultural collaborative , we at Pasaj strive to create events and spaces for such bonding to take place. We invite collaborators and audiences across the globe to join us on this endeavor.
photo by: Shiva Sheibani
Pouya Jahanshahi is an Iranian American Graphic Designer, Film maker and Educator, migrating from his home country of Iran more 30 years ago.
Mr. Jahanshahi received his MFA in Graphic design and Integrated Media, from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His research focused on the global development of what he terms “Hybrid Visual Cultures”, where cross-pollination of cultures have resulted in the birth of new visual realms and typographic forms.
This perspective of “Cultural Hybridity” is what guides his vision, and visible in his works across various mediums being exhibited in various arenas. While presenting on such related issues internationally, Mr. Jahanshahi is currently working on an independent documentary film: The Visual Language of Iranian Graphic Design”.
When time permits, he pursues his hobbies of Persian calligraphy, silk-screening and concrete poetry.
Pouya Jahanshahi is currently is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Oklahoma State University, College of Arts and Sciences.
Zahra pashaie is an Iranian designer, researcher and graphic design instructor. Ms pashaie is a graphic design graduate. She has presented her art works in many international art exhibitions. she is an achive member of IRANIAN graphic design institute and visual arts institute she has published several articles for books.
magazines and art websites.
At the moment, Ms pashaie is doing commercial and cultural graphic designs in her studio and also she is conducting a research on Iran’s graphic history .