We are a non-profit student-cultural registered association in Munich, which is committed to cultural activities. Our association is registered in March 2019 in Vereinsregister (see the latest issued notice of exemption). We would like to promote the exchange of Iranian students among themselves and the relations of the Iranian diaspora with the German society. It is our special concern to preserve Iranian art and culture in foreign countries and to pass it on to interested people through events with reasonable prices (or if possible free of admission). We intend to do this selflessly and without political or religious intentions, but with the goal of making Patogh a student-friendly cultural and social contact point.
Our activities in Munich starts with the creation of a Facebook group for networking among Iranians in Munich through contemporary cultural activity in 2011. The Facebook group currently reaches 3.4k Facebook members. Our association Patogh e.V. has basically emerged from our steady and regular cultural activity in Munich since then, and it and its role in facilitating the lives of Iranians in Munich are known to many especially among the younger students and alumni.
In order to spread our reading and interpretation towards art and culture, we have summarized our visions in four articles. In this way we were able to build a network of people with whom this view resonated. With this team, we have been able to hold many events so far. During the pandemic, we did not stop our activities and brought everything to the online world. Now, with the help of our extended team, we have covered almost half of the week through our cultural, artificial or infromation events. So far, most of our events have been in Farsi. However, we have started to initiate more pro-active activities to bridge the gap between the migrant and mainstream society. This project, for which we have applied for funding from you, is an important step towards this goal.