Monday, November 19, 2012

SARCHA @ DISSIDENCE - AHRA Conference London

SARCHA’s work was presented at the
 Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence”,  
9th International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
 organised by the School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University, on 15-17 November 2012. Dr Maria Theodorou presented the paper entitled
 “Entering an Unpredictable Path: The work of SARCHA in the Center of Athens
in the “Activism and Pedagogy” panel.
To read the abstract, download the conference programme at   

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Salvaging_Scavanging Athens

Aiming at continuing and expanding its co-fertilization with architecture schools worldwide, SARCHA hosts the field trip of the MA_Architecture Design Research, of Newcastle University. Students will work under the direction of prof Mark Dorrian on the theme
Athens: Salvaging_Scavanging Urbanism.
To introduce Athens to students SARCHA has prepared a programme of site visits (02 – 07/11/ 2012) which includes the following six city itineraries:

Encircling the topic -Itinerary 1 by bus: Athens Metropolitan Area- An Overview

The Social Mixer -Itinerary -2: Dissecting the center of Athens

The Material Burden of History -Itinerary -3: Everyday life around the archeological hills

Becoming Political -Itinerary 4: City Attachments - Appropriation of open city spaces

The Schizophrenia of Economy -Itinerary 5: Entering the back door of Athens (immigrants, criminals, developers, the unemployed talented youth, formal & informal networks: soup kitchens, illegal metal recycling, dormitories, etc)

Where do we go from here? -Itinerary 6: Re-claiming the land in the city

The programme of visits was drafted by the following SARCHA associates: Dr Maria Theodorou architect, Petros Tsitnidis architect MSc, Lina Liakou architect MArch, Clelia Thermou architect MArch, Ioanna Pothou architect MArch, Κalliope Κontozoglou architect. Itineraries will be implemented with the assistance of the following SARCHA associates and friends: Eleni Gigante architect, Elefhterios Ambatzis, architect, Nikos Anastasopoulos, architect (MA) - TREE nonprofit, Alexandros Kokkinos artist/architect, Kalliope Papangeli archaeologist, Christos Koutsothanasis archaeologist, Evangelos Chatzimichail civil engeneer (MSc in I.C.P.M) - GEKTERNA S.A., Dora Giannaki Political Scientist (MA), Magdalena Pantazi Architect Engineer (SMArchS).

SARCHA associates who are interested to meet the students and contribute to discussions and visits are invited for a get together drink at the Floral café, Exarcheia square,
on Sunday 4/11/2012 at 8.30