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Water for everyone

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So grey and so serious!

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No photoshop at all!

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Maybe the last not-block-flat-house in my neighbourhood

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Life (dance school) and Death (ΕΝΟΙΚΙΑΖΕΤΑΙ)

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A bed everywhere

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Time goes by

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Hide and Seek

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Infinity

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Underground spaces

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Renovate everything

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Color the grey of our lifes

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Color your space

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Places

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Intercult Tales

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City Port

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Proposal of the times

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City Blues

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Wonders in the Park

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Retro Balconies

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Iron gaze

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Past gets (a)live

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Construct with a(l)ttitude

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Stand by me

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Desert scene in the city

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A city under construction

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People and places in transition

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City speaks at city link

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Up in the air

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Legendary history greeting the sky

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Blue and dreamy

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Meeting Points-Then and Now

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I, you, IT, we

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Ανάμεσα στο πράσινο και το τσιμέντο, οι χελώνες του Κεραμεικού φέρουν στο καβούκι τους πρόγονους και παρελθόν για να διδαχτούν οι νέες γενεές και να χτίσουνε το μέλλον.

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City Mind

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shreds of hope and compassion in the city of Athens

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Χελώνη η ελληνική,πατρίδα μου,βραδύ γλυπτό,που προσπερνάει τον Άδη

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Let's see what the city has to say

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The city laughs

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On the road searching for parks in transition

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Exploring Mr. Taxiarchopoulos' workroom

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The view from my appartment

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Shopping and Art at Kerameikos

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Sky Pentagram

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Urban acrobats

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Gray sky ... lights off

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Street Art

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Homey Wall

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An Elegantly-aged Bus Stop

Collaborations-Initiatives

This space features the events and workshops the project team has organized with other institutions (University Schools, Primary and Secondary Education, Public Libraries), artist spaces and NGOs.

 

Winter Semester, 2017 - Undergraduate Student Urban projects on Thessaloniki, from the course Lit 7-498 American Urban Spaces and Identities, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

     
“Filtered Urban Perspectives”

This is a collaborative creative project that approaches urban environment from a variety of points of view through the use of creative writing and drawing with the intention of revealing a vivid and pluralistic rather than a monolithic view of urban space. Project participants: Aristeidis Kleiotis, Nina Kisniaridou, Dimitra Vrousgou

 

 

Dimitra Vrousgou, “A city through different lenses”

The painting attempts to bring together multiple perspectives and sometimes antithetical perceptions of a city,

as seen through the eyes of its individual inhabitants.

 

 

Nina Kisniaridou, “Two pairs of sunglasses”

This short story focuses to the everyday experiences of two city inhabitants but it particularly highlights how

someone’s perspective of city life can affect their psychological state as well as how different perspectives

can coexist in the same urban environment.

 

 

Aristeidis Kleiotis, “Filtered Vision”

The poem featuring here constitutes an attempt to approach popular urban terms, such as flânerie and urban pastoral,

both via a positive and a negative point of view. This venture is achieved by separating the poem into two distinct

columns of text with each part facing the other. Therefore, the poem creates to the readers a sense of transition as

they move through it while comparing and contrasting the images appearing in the two opposing columns,

which certainly affects the kind of vision the poem emanates.

 


"Salonican Squats and Urban Identity Formation"

 

The present project is a short documentary that focuses on the occupied spaces (squats) in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, and how they contribute to the enhancement of its identity. Squats promote an alternative way of looking at and understanding the city character. Their function as political centers and carriers of a socio-cultural and political consciousness transform them into unconventional and open urban-house centers of resistance, action and community empowerment.

Project participants: Maria Kalaitzi, Marianthi Kyrou, Ioanna Mantopoulou, Panagiota Papavasileiou

 

 


 

"The City of Thessaloniki through the Camera Lens"

 

In this project we explore Thessaloniki through the camera lens in an attempt to decode and discover the city’s little secrets. Each one of our photos captures a different angle of the city in an effort to present Thessaloniki’s multifaceted character. The aim of this project has been to examine the city space through various perspectives by focusing on the following categories: noisy and isolated parts of the city, low and upper parts of the city, inner and outer spaces.

Project participants: Giorgos Kotenidis, Apostolis Petsis, Anatoli Petsou

 

 


 

"Unfolding the layers of Thessaloniki through artistic expression"

 

In the context of this creative project we created a hard copy journal consisting of different personal perspectives of the urban space of Thessaloniki through a variety of artistic media (photography, poetry and painting). The material created corresponded to the following four sub-categories: Connecting and Disconnecting, Fears, Dreams and Desires and Observations. The journal and material contained in it aims at the creation of a collective physical manifestation of diverse personal experiences of Thessaloniki with the intention of enabling the readers to empathize with the experiences, emotions and thoughts shared.

Project participants: Aikaterini Papanastasi, Maria Schiza, Foteini Tyrovouzi

 

     

Feb. 22nd-23rd & Apr. 4th, 2017 – Senior High Intercultural School of Evosmos Thessaloniki Creative workshops for Secondary Education Schools – Theme: “Exploring Space through Narrative and Digital Tools”

     
"Re-Experiencing the Urban Environment through Interactive Fiction"

 

The present activity was part of a two-day workshop that took place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2017, in the Intercultular Senior High School of Evosmos, Thessaloniki. The participants were the students of the classes A’1 and A’2.

 

The particular activity involved the creation of a short work of interactive fiction through the use of the open-source tool Twine (https://twinery.org). Drawing on the students’ own environment and their own urban experiences, the interactive story that was produced by the students focuses on a fictional character walking around the city of Thessaloniki and visiting different urban areas. While doing so, the character encounters various dilemmas and is required to make specific choices with regard to various social/cultural/environmental issues. The story offers alternative endings, since it is the readers/players that decide how the story unfolds by actually selecting themselves the actions that the main character will take in the face of each dilemma.

 


 Workshop Description "Travelling and the Self"
Coordinator: Despoina Feleki

 

Students of the 2nd Form Senior High of the Multicultural School of Evosmos took part in a workshop ornanized by Dr. Despoina Feleki in cooperation with "The Multimodal Group" of the Department of American Studies, School of English Language and Literature, AUTh. The aim of the workshop was to introduce Senior High School Students to excerpts of American and Greek Poetry through the use of a WebQuest, which is an inquiry-based mode of teaching and learning practicing the students' innate need for research and team work. Students reflected upon the issues of travelling to one's Ithaka, immigration, moving home environment, personal experiences and expressed themselves creatively.

 

     

Summer 2016 - Graduate student (MA and PhD) projects on Fargo, North Dakota, U.S., from the course "Rethinking Cityscapes" offered for Department of English, North Dakota State University (NDSU).

     

 

 

     

Winter Semester, 2015 - Undergraduate Student Urban projects on Thessaloniki, from the course Lit 7-498 American Urban Spaces and Identities, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

     

 

 

     

May 5th, 2015 - 2nd Primary School Trilofos
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     

 

     

Winter Semester, 2014 - Undergraduate Student Urban Poetry Project, Group B from the course Lit 5-125 Workshop in Critical Writing: Poetry, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

     
     

May 8th, 2014 - 2nd Primary School, N. Moudania
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     
 
     

  Follow-up board game

     
     
     
     
 
     

SUBWAY RUSH HOUR (1924)

This project constitutes a response to Langston Hughes' poem "Subway Rush Hour" (1924). After discussing with the students the images and emotions this particular poem triggers, they were asked to respond to the poem by focusing on two or three words found in the text that summarize their emotions. Using drawing, the students were asked to find ways to incorporate the words they've selected from the poem into their pictures. Simultaneously, they were alerted to particular characteristics of the medium they were using, such as the space and the double surface of the page, the interleaf, the cover and binding, becoming thus familiar with the special features of book technology. The final project was stitched together and became an actual book, "THE BOOK OF OUR CITY".

SUBWAY RUSH HOUR (1924)

by Langston Hughes

Mingled

breath and smell

so close

mingled

black and white

so near

no room for fear.

     

March 31st, 2014 - Delasalle
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     

January 20th, 2014 - 4th and 8th Junior High School, Kozani
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     
     
     
     

  Follow-up role-playing dialogues

     

December 17th, 2013 - Corfu Public Library
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     
     
     
   
     

November 4th, 2013 - Aristoteleio College
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     
 
     

Follow-up Haiku activities

     
     
     
     
     
   
     

Sepember 6th-26th, 2013 - Action Field Kodra
Art Festival Participation

     
     
     

May 30th, 2013 - Special School in Papageorgiou Hospital - Pediatric Ward, Thessaloniki
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
   
     

April 21st, 2013 - Urban Walk in Thessaloniki
Urban Tales and Cross-cultural Dialogues

     
     
     
   
     

April 17th, 2013 - 3rd Experimental Primary School in Evosmos, Thessaloniki
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     

April 10th, 2013 - Senior High Intercultural School of Evosmos, Thessaloniki
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     
   
     

April 10th, 2013 - 90th Primary School of East Thessaloniki
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     
   
     

March 29th, 2013 - School of Architecture, Department of Architectural Design and Architectural Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Architectural Creative Workshops and Presentations

     
     
   
     

March 27th, 2013 - Senior High Intercultural School of Evosmos, Thessaloniki
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     
     
   
     
Follow-up powerpoint pupil project and poem

 

Images of Thessaloniki

Beautiful landscape near the sea, people staring at it.

Foggy mornings, traffic jams, such a noise that distracts us.

Music, taste, flavours and a sunset that arouses our sensations!

 

Jan. 29th, 2013 - High School of Neos Skopos, Serres; TEE in Pefka & Ecclesiastical School, Thessaloniki
Sotos Art Studio Exhibition Space - Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
     

Jan. 28th, 2013 - Primary School in Panorama, 1st Experimental High School and Jewish School, Thessaloniki
Sotos Art Studio Exhibition Space - Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools

     
     
Jan. 23rd, 2013 - 6th Primary School in Efkarpia & Arsakeio Primary School, Thessaloniki
Sotos Art Studio Exhibition Space - Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools
     
     
     
     
     
     
Jan. 22nd, 2013 - 3rd Primary School in Pefka & 1st High School, Thessaloniki
Sotos Art Studio Exhibition Space - Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools
     
     
Jan. 16th, 2013 - Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly,Volos
Architectural Creative Workshops and Presentations
     
     
     
   
     
Jan. 15th, 2013 - Veria Public Library-American Corners
Creative Workshops for Primary and Secondary Education Schools
     
     
     
     
   
     
Jan. 11th, 2013 - Architectural Workshops under the guidance of Nikos Dikas and associates (Niki Bondi, Katerina Papadimitriou, Maita Chatziioannidou, Vaggelis Arvanitis)
Architectural Creative Workshops and Presentations
     
     
     
     
   
     
Dec. 18th, 2012 - Creative Urban Walk in Thessaloniki
Urban Tales and Cross-cultural dialogues