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Opening of the Greek Pavilion, House Warming Performance, May 27 Venice


Official Opening of the Greek Pavilion
Greek Pavilion Giardini 27 May 17:00

Activation: House Warming Performance for the Place of Commons
Collective Event Open to Participation
Greek Pavilion Giardini 27 May 13:00-17:00

We invite the participants in the collective project # ThisIsACo-op and the visitors of the Biennale to participate in an active dialogue in the Greek pavilion’s amphitheater on the link between architecture and conditions of vulnerability, precarity, self-organization and action.

We consider our pavilion to be a common ground of dialogue and communication for the international community. The amphitheater construction, which is a central element of this year’s pavilion, can host meetings of architects, associations and movements. The national participations are welcomed to pursue in situ proposals and solutions to the common fronts.

We invite you to partake with your words or your performative acts in the space of the amphitheater and confront the problematic we have set as Greek participation: being a collectivity, space as commons, the city in crisis, the refugee crisis, and the crisis in the architect’s profession. These reflect the overall post-colonial treaty of displacement, of precariousness and fragility that our country and other countries of the South are going through.


Τonia Katerini (SADAS-PEA): The collective experiment and theme of the Greek Pavillion 
Vicky Panagiotopoulou: The "collectivity" at stake 
Olga Balaoura: The Geographies of our Social Responsibility
Giouli Psalida, Maria Kassola: on behalf of Engineers Open Assembly Open
Manos Laoutaris: Reporting from Piraeus
Eleni Tzirtzilaki (Nomadic Architecture Network): ExileEurope/Migration Diary
Sophia Vyzoviti (University of Thessaly): Emergency shelters
Mary Mayridi: The sustainable shelter: From temporary to permanent
Konstantinos Gounaridis, Prodromos Gounaridis: Strongholds of Memory
Panagiotis K. Koumoundouros: Promethean not practical 
Eleni Petouri: Participatory planning – redefining the architect’s role"
Zoi Kibezi: Activation of deserted archeological sites and locations of special importance in Attica, as commons
Elina Karanastasi (NTUAthens, ΕxSarchitects): A tale of two homes
Cristina Ampatzidou (before light): Collective operations for lighting interventions
Ivi Diamantopoulou, Farzin Lotfi-Jam: Still life
Hara Gavra (& Athina Stavridou): Interdisciplinary explorations:challenging the borders of architectural design education
Iason Pantazis: Building the Engrigoros

Opening of the Greek Pavilion, House Warming Performance, May 27 Venice


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