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Design & Build Workshop | Layers of Permanence

LAYERS OF PERMANENCE. reusing vacant building structures

(RE)USING EXISTING STRUCTURES. design & build workshop | Volos | 20-27 of April, 2024


Meeting 3: Reuse for Urban Regeneration

Saturday 27/01/2024 at 10:00-13:00 [UTC+3] 


LINK MS Teams, Poster

In the framework of the course Contemporary Architecture in Old Buildings and Historic Complexes, part of the Post-graduate Master of Reuse of Building and Complexes, on Saturday 27/01/2024 at 10:00-13:00 [UTC+3] will be organized the online conference “Reuse for Urban Regeneration”.


10:00-10:15 Beginning of the conference

Session1: Reusing the Industrial Landscape

10:15-10:45 Κώστας Αδαμάκης, ΠΘ - “Τα βιομηχανικά κτίρια του Βόλου”

10:45-11:15 Ασπασία Κουζούπη, ΠΘ - “Επανάχρηση προκατασκευασμένων δομών και παράπλευρων προϊόντων του εργοταξίου, ως διαδικασία σύνδεσης με το Τοπίο”

11:15-11:30 Questions

11:30-11:45 Break

Session 2: Reuse for Urban Regeneration

11:45-12:15 Νίκος Μπελαβίλας, ΕΜΠ - “Το πείραμα της αναγέννησης του Λαυρίου μετά την κρίση της αποβιομηχάνισης (1990-2024)”

12:15-12:45 Nadia Bertolino, UniPV - “Radical adaptation: community-led practices of spatial reuse”

12:45-13:00 Questions and conclusions with students

Coordination: Micocci Fabiano, UTH


26/1/24 10:00-17:00


Lecture by Giorgos Koropoulis
Title: Translating Dante’s Divina Commedia
Thursday 25 January 2024 18:00
Bookstore Charta

Lecture within the framework of the modules: 

Space and Poetics, Department of Architecture
Professor Phoebe Giannisi

Specific Topics in Performance Studies
Department of Culture and Creative Media and Industries
Assistant Professor: Marios Chatziprokopiou

and The Laboratory of History, Theory and Conceptual Design for Architecture, the City and the Environment of the Department of Architecture.

The author, translator, and radio producer Giorgos Koropoulis will meet students at Bookstore Charta in the city of Volos. On the occasion of the recent publication of the translation of Purgatory (Sestina: Athens 2023), as well as the radio series dedicated to Dante on theThird Public Radio Programme in Greece, Koropoulis will discuss issues related to space, trajectory, performance poetry, and the process of translation.

GIORGOS KOROPOULIS was born in Athens in 1960. He studied Dentistry and specialized in not practicing it. Since 1980 he has been working as a proofreader and a copy editor. He published articles (sometimes systematically, sometimes not) in newspapers and magazines. At times, he also worked as a radio producer, and wrote texts for documentaries and movies. He translated (among others) Akhmatova, Cavalcanti, Catullus, Laforgue, Brecht, Pasternak, Rilke, Tsvetayeva. He translates Dante's Divine Comedy –with some difficulties- using the terza rima and the hendecasyllabic verse. His poems have been translated into all languages, but he does not give permission for the translations to be published, while he shamelessly conceals the countless honours he received all over the world.


issue 01 / Winter 2024

Guest editor and Design: Stamatis Schizakis
Along with Nikos Arvanitis’ work A Thousand Sounds from Mount Ida

The first, last and everlasting Psiloritis Biennale is an ideal artistic event with real works, known though through improvised catalogues, since no one can attend an exhibition on the inaccessible mountain top, even if there would be an invitation. Like a concert that nobody attended, but became known through recordings, the works that are placed or materialized on the trails and on the mountaintop are being recorded for the purpose of being presented by a publication that, at least in the beginning, circulates from hand to hand.

The most recent project implemented in the context of the Biennale is Nikos Arvanitis'A Thousand Sounds from Mount Ida, and it involves a cassette that, with its two sides and its case, constitutes a threefold treatment of the natural landscape and its technical mediation. The choice of the cassette as a recording medium is made with the aim of referring back to technologies of itinerant recording and listening, while inevitably referring to practices of music sharing/distribution through open, amateur and pirate models of music and artistic content distribution.

Through the hybrid fanzine Farasi, the First, last and everlasting Biennale of Psiloritis distributes a work freely for reproduction and listening. You download both sides of the cassette from the corresponding QR codes and copy them onto a sixty-minute cassette (if you can find one). You cut out half the issue and fold it to make the cover. Have a good listening.

#01_φαράσιfarasi_01 (2024) UTH for reading

#01_φαράσιfarasi_01 (2024) UTH for printing

Nikos Arvanitis (Athens, 1979) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, A and at the MFA course "Public Art and new artistic Strategies" at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, DE with scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the A. S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. He was awarded the first prize on the "ZeitGenosse Schiller" competition for public art, Weimar, DE, 2005, was nominated for the "5th DESTE Prize" of the DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR, 2007, and has received the 2nd Prize of the Spyropoulos Foundation Award, Athens, 2009. In 2014 he was Artist in Residence at Kunstlerhaus Saltzamt, Linz, Austria. Arvanitis co-founded the artist-duo Barking Dogs United with Naomi Tereza Salmon in 2005. Since 2018 he has been working as a tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of Fine Arts of the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Stamatis Schizakis (Heraklion, 1980) works since 2005 as an art historian and curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.


© 2024 φαράσι / farasi


24/1/2024 20:00 Amphitheatre



Farasi is a zine of the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly- Laboratory of History, Theory and Conceptual Design for Architecture, City and the Environment.

Editors in Chief: Phoebe Giannisi, Iris Lykourioti, Fani Paraforou

Farasi is a fanzine that is dedicated to the earth, the air, the water, the mountain or the sea. Etymology: arabic ةشارفfarasha, the butterfly, as the form of the farasha resembles an adult butterfly. The butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. It is born in the shape of an egg, and when it becomes a caterpillar (larva) its glands excrete thin layers of silk, building a cocoon in which it turns into a chrysalis. Emerging from the filamentous shell it takes the form of an adult butterfly with wings. Butterflies are herbivorous and most of them show cases of sexual dimorphism.


Fanzine is a form of publication associated with counterculture and subculture, with public but minority and non-dominant discourse. As a rule, cultural institutions and educational organizations were not official supporters but were the main sites of dissemination and production, even if this was performed in parasitic terms.


My Farasi picks up from the ground what I have swept and what the wind, feet and shoes have brought: dirt, leaves, crumbs, shoots, dog hair and our own, pieces of paper, cement, dust and wool, because each one sweeps its own garbage, garbage of its own place and home - and each sweep presupposes a system and close observation of the floor. Where do we throw away what our farash collects?

Farasi.zineis published by the Laboratory of History, Theory and Conceptual Design of the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly. In each issue of the first series, a person is invited to intervene through zine in the public sphere. Depending on the media used in each issue, it is distributed in different ways, as a digital archive or in print.

© 2024 φαράσι / farasi


Saturday 16/12/2023 at 10:30-16:30 [UTC+3] 

Online, Link (MSTeams)

See the poster.

In the framework of the course Contemporary Architecture in Old Buildings and Historic Complexes, part of the Post-graduate Master of Reuse of Building and Complexes, on Saturday 16th December at 10:30-16:30 [UTC+3] a meeting entitled “Heritage and Reuse” will be organized.


  • 10:30- 10:45 Beginning of the conference
  • 10:45- 11:00 Introduction


Session 1: Rebuilding Heritage

  • 11:00- 11:30 Ζήσης Κοτιώνης, ΠΘ
    “Ο Πικιώνης στην Aνθρωπόκαινο”
  • 11:30- 12:00 Alessandro Camiz, Özyeğin University
    "Post-earthquake Design and Adaptive Reuse of Small Historical Towns: Castelvecchio Calvisio (AQ)"
  • 12:00- 12:15 Questions
  • 12:15- 12:30 Break


Session 2: Heritage and Reuse

  • 12:30 -13:00 Nadine Augustiniok, UHasselt
    “Adaptive Reuse of Built Heritage: Belgium as a case study and Values as a tool”
  • 13:00 -13:30 Στυλιανή Λεφάκη, ΑΠΘ
    “Ζητήματα διαχείρισης της μνήμης στο Βερολίνο”
  • 13:30 -13:45 Questions
  • 13:45 -14:30 Break


Session 3: Accessibility to Heritage

  • 14:30 -15:00 Fabiano Micocci, ΠΘ
    “Accessibility for all in Heritage Buildings and Archaeological sites”
  • 15:00 -15:30 Στέλιος Λεκάκης, NCL
    “Commons and the Prospect of Accessibility in Cultural Heritage Resources. The Case of Island Greece”
  • 15:30 -16:00 Questions
  • 16:00 -16:30 Conclusions


Coordination: Micocci Fabiano, UTH


Tuesday November 21st 2023 14:00 (GMT+2)
Mezzanine, Post Graduate Room
Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly
Pedion Areos,Volos

Lecture within the framework of the courses 
South: Space and non hegemonic paradigms of knowledge
Tutor: Iris Lykourioti

Urban Planning I: Urban Design
Tutors: Fabiano Micocci, Vasso Trova

Zoy Anastassakis (1974) is a Brazilian designer with Greek nationality, and she holds a Master and PhD degree in Anthropology. She was Director at Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016–18), where, since 2012, she works as Associate Professor, coordinating the research group “Laboratório de Design e Antropologia.” In 2017, as visiting researcher, she joined the project “Knowing from the Inside: Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design,” lead by Tim Ingold in the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a collaborating researcher at Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA) in Lisbon, Portugal. She published “Triunfos e Impasses: Lina Bo Bardi, Aloisio Magalhães e o design no Brasil” (2014), “Refazendo tudo: confabulações em meio aos cupins na universidade” (2020), and “Everyday acts of design: learning in a time of emergency” (2022, with Marcos Martins).



Traces and Memory

Saturday 18th Novemberat 10:00 [UTC+3]


In the framework of the course Contemporary Architecture in Old Buildings and Historic Complexes, part of the Post-graduate Master of Reuse of Building and Complexes, on Saturday 18th November at 10:00 [UTC+3] the online conference “Traces and Memories” will be held.

Poster and Program.


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