A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai
PhD in Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture
School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran
Landscape Conservation, Cultural Landscape, Historic Urban Landscape, Adaptive Reuse, WH Management
Parastoo Eshrati is an Iranian architect (B.A., Shiraz University, 2001-2006), landscape architect (M.A., University of Tehran, 2006-2008), and landscape conservationist (Ph.D., University of Tehran, 2008-2013). She is an assistant professor at the University of Tehran, College of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
Her MA thesis was on historic landscape and her Ph.D. dissertation was about developing a theatrical framework for the concept of cultural landscape with an emphasis on conservation of Historic Urban Landscapes of Isfahan City. In 2011, she spent five months at ICCROM in Rome as a visiting researcher and worked on her dissertation under the supervision of ICCROM academic members. She is IFLA-Middle East representative to the Working Group on Cultural Landscapes and IFLA-UIA Working Group; founding and board member of Landscape Scientific Society of Iran; member of Iranian Society of Landscape Professionals (ISLAP) & the Cultural Landscape Group.
Parastoo is one of the first persons who raised the issue of “landscape conservation” at the academic level in Iran, and thus made effective steps in strengthening the relations of the two separate academic disciplines, landscape & conservation, in national level.