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Workshop Urban Gardening

Following the actions of Open Up Uth, the workshop ""Urban Gardening" "will be 16-20/5/2022  at the Department of Architecture.

For the last two years, we have experienced periods of living at home in terms of inclusion, which turned it into a host for all our activities. The home-factory creates new practices and habits, our home culture changes. This gives the opportunity to trace but also to invent living practices with self-action, solidarity and sharing of knowledge and materials among the inhabitants. The “agro-urban” environment of Volos provides suitable ground to combine urban life with agricultural practices. The “Urban Gardening” workshop will open a discussion field about our relationship with the plant world, cultivation and feeding and at the same time evolve cultivation and gardening practices. Participation in the workshop will give the opportunity to discuss and produce new plant microenvironments in the open space area of the Department of Architecture of University of Thessaly, or even in participants’ house yards. The ambition is at the end of the workshop to form an ethos of production and not just consumption, for the formation of the house and the metabolism of home / urban life.

Participation is FREE. For registrations, download the form that you will find at the link, fill in your personal information and send it at until 11/05/2022. Participation limit: 25 people. All participants will receive a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION from the OPEN UP program

Participation limit: 25 people.


Trainers: Electra Naoum, Tasos Makris, Eleni Diamantouli

Advisors: Zissis Kotionis, Phoebe Giannisi, Alexandros Psychoulis

Submission of applications until 11/5/2022

See the press release.


Open Up Uth is a team consisting of architects, artists, creative professionals, academics, researchers, who represent the University of Thessaly in the European project Open Up. Open Up is a four-year cultural program (2020-2023), co-funded by the Creative Europe program that aims to highlight and promote artists, designers, craftsmen and creative people located in the seven cities of the partner organizations. In addition, it aims to establish sustainable art practices among themselves, providing participants with education and knowledge through the various activities of the project, which include workshops, festivals and exhibitions. Open Up aims to enable creative people to develop their skills, present and develop their work through workshops and create a new business model, which will allow them to maintain their work even after the end of the program. Open Up consists of a strong team of complementary and interdisciplinary partners, who through this joint project will create new experiences, offer new opportunities and improve the networking of creative people across Europe. The consortium consists of the following cultural organizations and academic institutions:

  • Pieridis Foundation (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • Publics (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Ivers Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens, France)
  • University of Thessaly (Volos, Greece)
  • New Hand Lab (Covilhã, Portugal)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Valand Academy of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden)


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