Elective at semester(s) 6, 8, ECTS: 3
Taught in: Greek, Available to ERASMUS students in English and French.
The course introduces students to understand the reasons of parameters and symbols of sacred space and structures. We will critically explore theories about sacred spaces. You will have the opportunity to develop independent design skills through designing contemporary sacred space.
Sacred and hidden, in everyday life, manifests itself almost exclusively with bans and boundaries. Identified as the forbidden, the enclosed the separated. Arises outside the public domain.
Sacred spaces are creating their own homelands, symbols, laws, small exiles from the public gaze. Expand and diversify the current and commonly accepted sense of time, place and morality. Indifferent to social and acceptable regularity of today. They give shelter to people, sorrows, leftovers, delinquencies, and whatever regularity cannot afford. Sacred is the delinquency of the quotidian
These spaces are interpreted, understood and applied only to those who own their own codes. Revealed to those who are looking for them.
Today's religious, or more often, secularized man is still a man of ritual behavior. It still has the trace of the behavior of his ancestors, through festivals, openings, anniversaries, celebrations, forgetting, altering changing or deleting their original meaning and sense. We can easily say that modern man is full of crypto-religious behaviors, ceremonies and modern mythologies. During the course along with the lectures on the anthropology of the sacred through historical and contemporary examples, texts and our discussions, we will design a contemporary sacred space.