May 13-28, 2019 | 9.00-21.00 daily
Foyer, Department of Architecture
The exhibition presents the student projects that were the outcome of the 3rd semester course BUILDING STRUCTURES II. This year the focus of the course was the research of Frei Otto (1925-2015), who was the recipient of the 2015 Pritzker Prize. The present theme was inspired by the exhibition "Thinking by Modelling" (5/11/2016 - 19/3/2017 _ ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany), that presented - in more than 200 physical models and 1,000 photos - Frei Otto's research at the Institute for Lightweight Structures (IL) in Stuttgart, Germany.
The student works attempt to simulate Otto's experiments - as those are presented across the IL#25-"Experiment" booklet - by employing similar methods, that is by means of experimentation with physical models. Within this context, a broad spectrum of spatial structures is presented (cable structures, funicular arches, catenary geometries, tree-like structures, tensile membranes, pneumatics, geodesics, tensegrities, ...), thus, highlighting the variety of lightweight structures as well as the potential of the physical model as means of inquiry for structural design.
Please visit the on-line exhibition of the course projects.
Instructor: M.Vrontissi, Ass.Professor UTh
The School of Engineering, University of Thessaly will host the 7th Workshop on Research Activities, which will be held on Thursday, 23th May 2019, 09:30 - 17:15 at the Auditorium of the Department of Planning and Regional Development.
In the Workshop, the results of PhD Dissertations and Research Projects will be presented of the School of Engineering:
- Department of Architecture Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Department of Planning and Regional Development
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
Thursday 18 April 15.00-18.30
Friday 19 April 2019 12.00-15.30
Department of Architecture, Patari Metaptychiakou
On Thursday 18th and Friday 19th of April 2019, in the Centre of New Media & Feminist Public Practice, the third seminar/workshop of the programme
The 3rd Seminar, ‘Discourses, Methods and Practices’ will focus on the methods and the discourses developed in the creative and cultural field and their extensions to other fields in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. A series of theoretical approaches, such as marxism, feminism, psychodynamic theory, and post-colonial critique, have shaped the cultural and creative field. The aim of the seminar is to understand the principles and ideas that led to a series of new methods, methodologies and practices from aesthetic journalism, video-essays, relational aesthetics and aesthetic antagonism, to artistic activism.
Workshop: During the second day of the seminar will be presented audio, video, production, post-production and processing programs that will be available at the CENTER and can be used by the seminar participants to experiment, produce and process their own material.
The workshop participants, under the appropriate guidance (individually and in groups) by the Centre’s research team and in collaboration with the workshop coordinator, will have the opportunity to create their own projects to be presented in relevant exhibitions, festivals and cultural events, along with works by artists who work in this field. The participants will also receive a certificate of attendance, upon completion.
Research Program Coordinator: Elpida Karaba
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE II: 1st YEAR OF STUDIES 2018-2019
PHOEBE GIANNISI, IRIS LYKOURIOTI, YORGOS MITROULIAS, YORGOS PAPAKONSTANTINOU, YORGOS TZIRTZILAKIS
DR. CHRISTINA MISTOPOULOU, DEPARTENT OF HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY
DR. ELSA KIOURTSOGLOU, ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE DE STRASBOURG (ENSAS)
STUDENT’S ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE:
KISKINI EVGENIA, MANOLAKIS YIANNIS, MICHAILIDOU VASSILIKI.
You can download, also, files of related bibliography from the server of the Department.
Seminars and Workshops Programme: Feminist Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies.
Workshop 4: Led by the performer, writer Erica Scourti
Head of Research: Elpida Karaba
Thursday 16 May, Time: 15.00-18.30
Friday 17 May. Time 12.00 -15.30
Centre, Department of Architecture, 1st Floor, Patari Metaptychiakou
On Thursday 16 May and Friday 17May 2019, in the Centre of New Media & Feminist Public Practice, the fourth seminar/workshop of the programme will focus on the Madiated Body.
Seminar: The exuberance of the term new media describes the fact that the term includes a series of developments in technology that are associated with the emergence of a number of practical and theoretical approaches. We undertake an overview of the axes describing the relationship between gender studies and urban studies with new media and the consolidation, especially since the 1990s, of an important field in contemporary practice. Focusing on two broad study areas described a. as 'Art and Technology' or 'media archeology' related to the relationship to more 'traditional' technologies b. as 'the art of new media' linked to the most contemporary technologies: telecommunications, media, digital technology, the internet. The seminar focuses on the body's new media and public space / publicity issues: Real time, interactivity, (physical) body. New technological applications, digital, virtual reality, executive practices and technology, internet, augmented reality give new enlarged dimensions and expressive paths but also have many limitations. This module will examine the vocabulary of the post-human condition in relation to architecture, art and humanities. There will also be an introduction to the term cyborg as a conceptual tool and as a way of considering the social and material development of contemporary social environments.
Workshop: Performer and writer Erica Skourtis will present her work and focus on exercises using
the methods she has developed. Biography and physical inscriptions in performance and the representation of subjectivity. Random archives of engagement and everyday life from Whatsapp to open documents of self-narration and consumption. Sound, Voice and Technology as methodology.