When all other western foreign cultural institutions in Iran were closed in the wake of the 1979 revolution, the Austrian Cultural Institute, which had been opened in 1958 was the only one to be spared this fate.

Today the activity of ÖKF focuses on three areas: German education and training, the library serving about 2000 subscribers and is used for and seminars. Besides that, the liberal oasis is a gathering area for young Iranians. A place of freedom and peace in a city of eight million people.

Field Diary, 24th of May 2018
Jari quickly found friends. And so yesterday evening we meet three young Persian women who invited us to join their dinner. After that, they showed us their city by car. This allowed us to witness a small part of Iranian female freedom: racing the streets with loud music and in the wind falling headscarves.

The Austrian Cultural Forum, Tehran, Iran

11. June 2018
When all other western foreign cultural institutions in Iran were closed in the wake of the 1979 revolution, the Austrian Cultural Institute, which had been opened in 1958 was the only one to be spared this fate.

Today the activity of ÖKF focuses on three areas: German education and training, the library serving about 2000 subscribers and is used for and seminars. Besides that, the liberal oasis is a gathering area for young Iranians. A place of freedom and peace in a city of eight million people.

Field Diary, 24th of May 2018
Jari quickly found friends. And so yesterday evening we meet three young Persian women who invited us to join their dinner. After that, they showed us their city by car. This allowed us to witness a small part of Iranian female freedom: racing the streets with loud music and in the wind falling headscarves.

The Austrian Cultural Forum, Tehran, Iran

11. June 2018

The Austrian Cultural Forum, Tehran, Iran

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