Design Studio Required Elective at semester(s) 5, 7, ECTS: 12
Taught in: Greek, Available to ERASMUS students in English.
Throughout human history, mankind has been in motion. Today, due to technical advancements and a global connectivity coupled with political, social and environmental disruptions, the flow of people across the planet has never been greater and will with all certainty continue to increase. Our world today is characterized by a constant mobility of large groups of people with heterogeneous characteristics.
Movement | mobility, produces relations between bodies and objects, behaviors and undoubtedly space. The concept of movement is dense, it harbours many meanings both in our everyday speech, as well as in architectural theory and practice. The course, with the title "in motion", aims at the emergence of different issues related to contemporaneity, the discussion concerning different subjects and scales, as well as the formulation of programs that challenge - update, typologies of buildings as they have been established to date.
At the same time, movement on a smaller scale gives us the opportunity to delve into the experience of space, its qualities, the exchange of thoughts and the creation of tangible and intangible relations.
Virilio Paul, The Lost Dimension, translated by Daniel Moshenberg, Semiotext(e)/ Foreign Agents