About Yazd Streets
Yazd is a historical city in the central desert of Iran, about 600km south of the Iranian capital of Tehran. The old town is shaped by the sun, with its sandcoloured buildings and dusty streets. The city is well known for it's badgirs (windcatchers), an architectural feature that allows ventilation and cooling of buildings. Water is scarce, especially in summer. The heat during the summer days is so intense that most people hide indoors or in the shade, leaving the city streets deserted.
The intense summer heat drives Yazd' inhabitants to the shade.
About the streets project
Few things are more telling about communities than the streets they live on and around. The Streets project aims to document living conditions and the state of communities in places that are only known in the West by the news of their wars, poverty, and other hardships. This project is about showing the daily life that's not commonly featured.
- 49.000 population
- 4.000 years old