My Augmented Sibyl - Divination Mania
In-situ experience and digital oracles of virtual representations
The workshop proposes the metamorphosis of the in-situ experiences into oneiric future visions. Through observation and collective gathering, the fragmented micro-scenes will predict the future in multiple means:
- through music, electroacoustic, soundscapes…
- through choreography, audiovisual…
- through manipulated images or collage/montages…
- through augmented digital objects; or even augmented presences…
Upon the corporeal experience, a dynamic interface in between sensing and creating, we aim to explore multiple possibilities in the interaction of the body with the space-time. Taking as primary input “situationist” routes and exploration of urban, rural and archaeological spaces of Amfissa, as inspiration and analysis, the participants will map new diverse routes of narration and will detect space-times of interest. These geo-localized points will operate like doors towards augmented ecstatic sites, to future visions.
The strategies of the development of the project are:
- Experimentation with augmented and digital tools, either as communication strategy either as creative design means.
- Analysis of the space-time of Amfissa, recognizing emblematic sites such as the café where movies of Angelopoulos were filmed. Delineation of the connexion between everyday spaces and sounds and their cultural representations.
- Rise of art narratives upon the idea of movie story telling as a poetic collective construction.
- Awareness of the suitability of prophecies: augmented reality regarded as a mirror of our desires, fears and more
- New innovative languages of art; from sound, audiovisual, images to digital modelling and augmented reality
José Luis Carles, Environmental Ecological Scientist, Composer, Professor at department of Music at University Autonomy of Madrid
Cristina Palmese, Architect, Director of Paisajesensorial
Spyros Papadopoulos, Architect, Professor of Architecture at University of Thessaly, Greece
Helena Mantzari, Linguist
Magdalini Grigoriadou, Architect
Maria Loukou, Artist
Avrokomi Zavitsanou, Architect
Giorgos Kalaouzis, Computer Engineer
Nikos Vamvakas, Sound Engineer
Amfissa, Greece, Saturday, July 14 until Sunday July 22, 2018, 10.00 AM-18.00 PM
Number of participants: up to 20
Registration deadline: July 1, 2018
A certificate of attendance will be given
For more info please visit the Animart site.
The trail to Makrinitsa … and other tales
Thursday, June 7, 2018 |18.00 & 21.00
Outdoor amphitheater, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos
Virtual tour of a series of thematic routes across the Pelion hiking trail Aidonofolies-Koukourava-Makrinitsa-Stagiates-Aidonofolies by means of texts, images and interactive small-scale constructions.
- 18.00-21.00: Educational activity in the form of a floor game _ in the framework of the panhellenic campaign Green Cultural Routes of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
- 21.00-23.00: Narrative presentation of the thematic routes _ in the framework of the elective course Narrative Trails of the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly
By means of narrative mapping, the proposals intend to highlight the elements of the natural and man-made environment by unfolding the cultural identity of the Pelion area (folk tradition, culture, mythology, oral history, …).
The event is taking place in the context of the pilot project Narrative Trails: Designing [for] the Pelion routes that is held by the Building Structures Research Unit | ma[K]e of the Department of Architecture in the framework of a multi-disciplinary collaboration within the University of Thessaly.
Academic coordinator: Vrontissi Maria, Ass. Professor
Collaborators: Margoni Sofia, Marou Thalia
Participants: Chlorou Christina, Diamantouli Eleni, Dimitriou Georgia, Fatourou-Sipsi Anna, Ioannou Alexis, Karagianni Maria, Konstantinidi-Manesi Marena, Kyriakou Elena, Lioka Stella, Makanika Soumela, Mousias Tziovanni, Nestora Marina, Papadouraki Eva, Pappa Myrto, Pasidou Evi, Petridou Eleni, Psilioti-Dourmousi Antonia, Samanidis Savvas, Sevastou Roxanni, Sianou Theodora, Vrouza Evi, Xenodochidis Efangelos
In collaboration with:
Laboratory of Ecosystems Management & Biodiversity (Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment U.Th.), Laboratory of Social Anthropology (Department of History, Archaeology & Social Anthropology U.Th.), Laboratory of Science & Technology (Department of Early Childhood Education U.Th.), Infrastructure, Technology Policy & Development Laboratory (Department of Planning & Regional Development U.Th.)
Craftspeople’s Network: Taking Matters into Your Own Hands
A collaborative project by the Design for the Living World class, HFBK the University of Fine Arts Hamburg and the Hybrid Ecologies Studio, Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, and the craftspeople of Volos.
Supported by DAAD with funds from the federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the HFBK University of Fine Arts Hamburg, and Giorgio de Chirico Art Center of the Cultural Directorate of the Municipality of Volos.
Special thanks the craftspeople of Volos who kindly shared their practice and knowledge with us, as well as to Chrysa Drantaki Director of Giorgio de Chirico Art Center of the Cultural Directorate of the Municipality of Volos, and Nicoletta Tzani, curator of Giorgio de Chirico Art Center.
Design for the Living World class, HFBK the University of Fine Arts Hamburg:
Marjetica Potrč, artist and architect, professor of Social Design.
Guest researchers Laura Bernhardt (curator and cultural producer), Maria Christou (architect), and Valentina Karga (artist and architect).
Students: AngieChen, LisaEggert, LeaKirstein,RobertKöpke, LauraLevin, AnneMeerpohl, JuliPaetzold, LeonieSchulz, ManaStahl, KastaniaWaldmüller, JuliaWyciskandYanYan.
Hybrid Ecologies Studio, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly:
Dr. Sophia Vyzoviti, Architect – Associate Professor.
Students: Nicolas Hadjipourganis, Olga Iliou, Nancy Karagianni, Spyros Karaiordanidis, Evangelia Kiosse, Krystallia Klonara, Ilektra Naoum, Sinodi Ntampegliotou-Karaiskou, Νikiforos Sorofikin Papoutsopoulos.
Exhibition:May 14-24, 2018, at the Giorgio de Chirico Art Center, 2nd floor
Thursday May 24, 2018, 19:00, Amphitheatre, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos
Closing the summer semester Miranda Terzopoulou will give a lecture on popular fire walking rituals. The lecture is organized by the courses The Great Number and Nostalgia, Space and Culture (with Contemporary Cultural History of the Dept. of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology).
Tutors: Phoebe Giannisi, Ioanna Laliotou, Iris Lykourioti, Lois Papadopoulos
Miranda Terzopoulou is an ethnologist. She has worked as a researcher at the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre at the Academy of Athens. Her research focuses on popular rituals related to music and song making both studied as media of collective expression and communicative codification in the social context of several ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities. She has been working on ritualistic practices related to cycle of life, the cycle of the year such as the Christmas Twelvetide, the disguises related to the winter solstice, the carnival festivities, the Easter cycle, the fire walking rituals also known as ‘Anastenaria´ in Greece, the summer solstice rituals related to the worship of fire, wedding and funeral customs, rites of passage etc.
Dimitris Theodoropoulos' lecture, titled "Tragata: Are warm summer days of romantic origin?" will take place in room E of the Architecture Department on Thursday May 24th, at 12:00.
The event is part of the "Introduction to Architecture II" course lecture series.
And yet it moves 2018: Education, Animation and Augmented Reality
The inter-university MArt programme “Information and Communication Technologies in Education” and the Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Representation (LECAD) of the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, organise the "AND YET IT MOVES: Education, Animation and Augmented Reality" symposium.
The theme of the symposium focuses on the Educational Animation in order to illuminate its contemporary approaches.
The meeting will be held at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Volos on Friday, 18th of May 2018.