AAO ATHENS HERE AND NOW / Mpenaki Museum - Athens
VIDEO ART FESTIVAL / Texnopolis - Athens
FUTURE EN SEINE / Paris
KODRA / Thessaloniki
AAO academic workshops employ diverse collaboration models with international and Greek universities. The workshops aim to develop dialogue, critical thinking, creation and open hands-on process among young people, teachers, associations and institutions.
The workshops aim to support environmental and social actions taken by young people and develop activities that transform the younger generation into co-creators of and make them co-responsible for the urban and social environment.
The workshops focus on the urban environment, primarily that of Athens, and their outcome will either be immediately implemented by being offered to social groups or to society, or will be offered to an institution that is able to implement it immediately.
Within the spring semester 2011 Greek students will collaborate with students from Université Paris 8, CITU research center of Paragraphe Laboratory through the innovative Art Collider interactive platform in order to research, enrich and explore their own work as well as work on the strategic tackling of spatio-social urban issues in the urban fabric of Athens.
A record of the urban landscape of the center of Athens, where the buildings illustrate the opacities caused by the continuous flow of the masses. Considering the facades of buildings as a stable platform, the user of the interactive application enters the capacitors of their choice and the exported result will be a random sequence of images.
The façade turns into a grid and becomes the place of users’ intervention. The users’ tools are urban condensers found in general in building facades. Through an interactive application the users are called to select a piece of the grid in which to intervene and to construct their own façade according their choices.