Monday, November 24, 2014

The Emergent Agency of the Urban

“The ‘open’ architectural ‘education’ structure of SARCHA, 
succeeded in pointing out 
the Emergent Agency of the Urban 
through its research programmes and projects in the crisis ridden Athens:  
Not an abstract container that accommodates conflicts and contradictions, the urban functions as an apparatus, a material device by which the recombination of human, non-human, technical, technological, organic, inorganic matter and matters produces new assemblages that continually reshape empirically and theoretically the conceptualization and understanding of our categorizations.” 
Concluding remarks by SARCHA’s speaker Dr Maria Theodorou 
in the “Athens Radical Futures?” Symposium
 organized by Penny Travlou and Tahl Kaminer and supported by the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape architecture (ESALA) and the Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh, 20.11.2014   

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Athens, Radical Futures? Symposium_ SARCHA@ the University of Edinburgh

On November 20 2014
the conceptual framework of the School of Architecture for All (SARCHA) will be presented though a number of its Research programmes and projects at the 
Athens, Radical Futures? symposium 
organized Penny Travlou and Tahl Kaminer 
The event is supported by the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape architecture (ESALA) and the Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

POP_URB_A Horizon 2020 proposal in the making: SARCHA+European Humanities University

 Following the non-successful submission of RES_URB in the context of FP7 in 2013, SARCHA has recently been invited by the European Humanities University to work as a project partner and prepare a Horizon 2020 proposal to be submitted in May 2015. 
 The first meeting of partners in the form of an international workshop took place on November 2-3 2014 in Vilnius Lithuania.  
 Participating partners include:1.      Felix Ackermann, European Humanities University, Vilnius
2.      Allan Cochrane, Open University UK
3.      Ben Cope, European Humanities University, Vilnius
4.      Mary Dellenbaugh, Humboldt University, Berlin
5.      Lucie Galčanová, Masaryk University, Brno
6.      Tahl kaminer ESALA University of Edinburgh
7.      Maros Krivy, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn
8.      Miodrag Kuč, European Humanities University, Vilnius
9.      Siarhei Liubimau, European Humanities University, Vilnius
10.   Maja Momirov, University of Novy Sad
11.   Agnieszka Ogrodowczyk, University of Łódź
12.   Steve Pile, Open University, UK
13.   Marta Prista, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA), Lisbon
14.   Maria Theodorou, School of Architecture for All (SARCHA), Athens GR
15.   Igor Tyshchenko, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Kyiv
A meeting of SARCHA’s working team will be planned in the UK in the forthcoming weeks to discuss organizational issues and the involvement of associates that might be interested to work on the proposal. 
More news on this blog soon.