Is traffic jam a universal occurence? Probably so, but getting stuck in a gridlock in the huge metropolis of Tehran along with those millions of people that everyday come across the city, something caught my interest. In this country you can truly experience two differente lives: outgoing and laidback indoor, constantly supervised and neurotic outdoor. This contrast has probably led me to see the shell-compartment as a suspended-in-time shelter of security and confort where people can indulge in meditation.

Maria Teresa Bilotta​

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