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Un-co-nference

Talks & Workshops: Un-co-nference
Venue: Litharitsia Park (map) – Mekeio (map) – Fab Lab (map), Ioannina, Greece
Dates: Opening Oct 11, Duration: 11-14 October 2018
Related webpage: https://bowb.org/?p=6066

The “Un-co-nference” sets in its core the new age of the Commons. Examples range from urban space to open-source technologies.

 

It seems that moving electrons around the world has a smaller ecological footprint than moving coal, iron, plastic and other materials.

Towards that direction, during those last years makerspaces pop-up in cities around the world. In such spaces digital manufacturing is taking place. Makers share their designs on-line creating a rich library accessible to anyone. What is shared worldwide, can be reproduced and be adapted to local needs and local resources, shared again on-line, be adapted to other local needs and other local resources and so on.

On the same time the traditional notions of intellectual property, copyright and  “black-boxed” data are constantly questioned. From wiki platforms to zines and creative commons licenses, we are witnessing an emergence of new forms of art in music, theater, literature, the fine and applied arts accordingly.

The “Un-co-nference” sets in its core the new age of the Commons. Examples range from urban space to open-source technologies.

Vasilis Ntouros


Talks | Workshops | Zine Bibliotheque

 

Talks


Creative “hacking” in art – Giannis Farsaris
Thursday 11, 17.20 – 18.30

The hacker meaning is negatively charged, but hacking is not just about computers, it’s an attitude to life. The authentic culture and ethics of hackers inspire creativity and open up new ways in Art.

Giannis is an Information Technology teacher and also a writer. He was born in Ierapetra in 1973 and studied Computer Science in the University of Crete, as well as Adult Education in the Hellenic Open University. He is the founder of the digital Open Library, while he is also one of the publishers of the “Fractal” literature magazine. His last book “No Fear” was published through a crowdfunding campaign.


Related link: www.openbook.gr

 

 

Everyone can make zines – These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things
Friday 12, 18.30 – 19.15

Introduction to culture and creation of zines.

What are zines? How to create them from scratch, from the original idea to design and production and finally to promotion and distribution.

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things are Panayiota Theofilatou (architect) and Tassos Papaioannou (graphic designer). They publish their own zines, they get involved with various design & DIY projects and also curate the Athens Zine Bibliotheque.

The Athens Zine Bibliotheque (Athens, Greece) is a library about zines, small independent editions and magazines from around the world, focusing on art, photography, design, manuals, etc.


Related links: www.theathenszinebibliotheque.gr www.theseareafewofourfavoritethings.gr

 

 

An introspection of an educational YouTube channel. The case of “Kathimerini Physiki” – Stefanos Vamvakos
Friday 12, 19.15 – 20.00

This talk will present the project “Kathimerini Physiki” giving emphasis on the reasons that initiated it and the sources of inspiration. The tools to start up such a project will be presented and the “back end” work needed to get from an idea to a final video-product. Stefanos will comment on the evolution of the project and its general scope.

Stefanos Vamvakos was born in Ioannina. He later studied Physics at the University of Patras. In the last year and a half he is exploring YouTube as a tool for communication and education.

 

 

WEAVING 0.1.: Crafting and Performing Computational Code – Athina Angelopoulou
Friday 12, 18.00 – 19.00 (at Mekeio)
Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1989386967785679/

Ηow weaving may contribute to contemporary discussions concerning coding and programming? Towards this, we will first elucidate the originating relationship between weaving and electronic computers. Then, performative coding practices will be presented, related to weaving, which will give the opportunity to discuss how such practices may contribute to discussions concerning the aesthetic aspects of code, the creation of Commons, and open design.

Athina Angelopoulou is an architect and a theorist of Architecture & Design.

 

 

You can make (almost) anything – Katerina Lambrou, Iasonas Pantazis
Saturday 13, 17.20 – 18.15

Making anything you need whenever you need it, an image of the future or a false promise? Can digital fabrication technologies change our relation to the production of objects? This lecture discusses the above questions along the lines of the principles, the practices and the educational model employed in Fab Labs around the world.

Katerina Lambrou holds a degree in Architecture and a FabAcademy Diploma. Her work explores a wide range of analytical and digital tools. She is working on projects related to new media, public participation and expressions thereof; means towards the emergence of new sustainable possibilities for rediscovering and fulfilling global needs on the local level.

Iason Pantazis holds a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design (Columbia University) and is a registered Architect in Greece. He works at Topotheque Design Studio and he is the co-founder of the Digital Fabrication Laboratory Fab Lab Ioannina. He teaches Architectural Technology at the University of Ioannina and manages the Material Processing Start Up Firm Lasercutter.gr.

 

 

Urban Gardening in the Centre of Athens (Οmonoia); Building Social Bonds in a rapidly transforming neighbourhood – Giorgos Papadopoulos, Bryony May Dunne
Saturday 13, 18.20 – 19.30

The aim of this presentation is to consider and evaluate the initiative of the open urban garden in Xouthou Street, in a very sensitive neighborhood in the center of Athens, as well as to talk more about the overall transformation of the area, including the changes in the use of urban space, and the reverberations of the refugee and economic crisis – as they are reflected in the microscale of the square in Xouthou, while considering how a small-scale, grassroots, intervention can be reconciled with all of these issues. The analysis will aim not to confine itself to the political-social nature of the movement but also to address the parameters of micropolitics and psychogeography.

Georgios Papadopoulos combines economics and philosophy with artistic research. His work gravitates around money and its socioeconomic functions.

Bryony Dunne is an Irish visual artist based in Athens. Building on her background in documentary photography and visual anthropology, she explores the intricate and intimate relationships between humanity and the natural world.

 

 

Workshops

Demonstration of augmented reality and 3D technologies for the documentation of monuments – Giorgos Styliaras, Stavroula Tzima
Thursday 12, 12.00 – 15.00
fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256272428569361/

During this workshop an augmented reality application for the documentation of traditional watermills will be presented. Participants will be trained to implement a simple augmented reality application. In the second part, 3d capturing technologies will be presented and participants will be trained to produce a photographic panorama.

Georgios Styliaras is an associate professor in Multimedia Systems at the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies (University of Patras). He worked in numerous Greek and European funded projects on cultural heritage and new technologies focusing in multimedia.

Stavroula Tzima is a member of the Laboratory Teaching Staff of the Department of Fine Arts and Sciences of Art at the University of Ioannina. Miss Tzima holds two postgraduate degrees in informatics and network cities and representations. Her research interest is the use of new technologies for the projection of cultural assets.

 

 

“The tradition is nothing but successful innovation”  Traditional casting workshop through the use of parametric design and digital fabrication of molds – Tutors: Iason Pantazis and Evangelos Pantazis (Topotheque Design Studio), Assistant Tutors: Nikolaos Raptis, Alianna Psoma (Fab Lab Ioannina)
Friday 12, 14.00 – 17.00
Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1917595758300473/

Iasonas holds a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design (Columbia University) and is a registered Architect in Greece. He works at Topotheque Design Studio and he is the co-founder of the Digital Fabrication Laboratory Fab Lab Ioannina. He teaches Architectural Technology at the University of Ioannina and manages the Material Processing Start Up Firm Lasercutter.gr.

Evangelos holds a Masters of Advanced studies in the field of Computer Aided Architectural Design from the ETH in Zurich. Ηe works at Topotheque Design Studio and he is the co-founder of the Digital Fabrication Laboratory Fab Lab

Ioannina. Ηe is currently pursuing a PhD at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, where he teaches parametric design and Project Management at the Dept. of Civil Engineering.

 

 

Ceramics 3D Printing Workshop – Katerina Labrou, Nikos Athanasopoulos
Sunday 14, 11.00 – 14.00
Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2177144382360355/

Ceramics 3D Printing workshop aims to transmit 3D printing fundamentals to the participants, and demonstrate how the technique can be used to make ceramic objects. The workshop is based on the conversion and use of a conventional 3D printer for printing ceramics.

Katerina holds a degree in Architecture and a FabAcademy Diploma. Her work explores a wide range of analytical and digital tools. She is working on projects related to new media, public participation and expressions thereof; means towards the emergence of new sustainable possibilities for rediscovering and fulfilling global needs on the local level.

Nikos holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Integrated Product Design & Innovation. His work includes graphic design, typography and packaging projects, extending to the exploration of open and experimental technologies and fabrication methods.

 

 

How to talk about the Commons transition in non-expert audiences? – Alekos Pantazis
Sunday 14, 16.00 – 17.30
Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1905039962866603/

Can we launch a radical transformation to our imaginaries by going back and hack the games of our childhood?

A Commons-oriented musical chairs game is the reverse of the classic capitalist musical chairs game: collaborative and community-driven vs competitive and individualistic.

Aleko is a Core Member of the P2P Lab. He is an environmental engineer (BSc) holding an MSc in nautical and marine science, a certificate of pedagogy and currently he is pursuing a PhD at Tallinn University of Technology on the convergence of convivial technologies, Commons and non-formal education. Moreover, Alekos has 20 years experience of active involvement in international civil movements, focusing on agrarian grassroots movements and the Commons.

 

 

The Future of Work – Maro Pantazidou
Sunday 14, 17.45 – 19.15
Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2456075374636184/


Credits – Mirko Rastić for ROAR magazine, Future of Work issue

The idea and ethics of ‘Work’ is one significant intangible that shapes the way people and communities exist and co-exist. In this workshop, participants will be invited to explore: how new technologies can change the way we understand and experience ‘work’ in the coming 20 years, how can the idea of the Commons help build a different future of work and what do the changes in the way we work mean for the Ioannina region specifically and the Western Balkans more broadly.

Maro is a researcher and a coordinator for social change research and campaign projects (Centre for Applied Human Rights/University of York, Amnesty International, Future Society Forum and more).

 

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* Zines Bibliotheque*
Friday 12, 14.00 – 17.00
Saturday 13, 11.00 – 14.00
Sunday 14, 14.15 – 16.00
Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/696291754077776/

250 zines from the Athens Zine Bibliotheque divided into categories are showcased in a three-day pop-up library.

These are Few of our Favorite Things, Panagiota Theofilatou (architect) and Tasos Papaioanou (graphic designer) curate the library that will present different zines each day.

 

June 14, 2017