Talks, Workshop, Screenings
International Museum Day ICOM · The future of tradition
Documenting cultural heritage and artistic creation -interdisciplinary approaches, contemporary media
In light of the International Museum Day and this year’s subject, which was chosen by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), “Museums as cultural hubs: the future of tradition”, the Biennale of Western Balkans along with the working group “Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Media” of the History of Art Laboratory of the School of Fine Arts in the University of Ioannina, are organizing a day of talks, workshops and screenings.
The proposed initiative is linked with the activities of the 1st Biennale of Western Balkans that took place on October 2018 in Ioannina and intends to further examine already suggested topics, such as digital aspects of cultural heritage, concepts of openness and community values. The programme aspires to open up a project on-the-go that will keep on exploring cultural heritage in relation to technology, communities and new media.
Wednesday, May 15th 2019
Tradition anew !
The talks are accompanied by an educational workshop and a curated program with short film screenings, that link tradition to its contemporary aspects and manifestations.
Silversmith Museum, Its Kale, Castle of Ioannina (12:00 – 15:00)
The programme includes a series of talks from new as well as distinguished scientists, researchers and creators, who come from various disciplines and explore cultural heritage through interdisciplinary approaches and contemporary media.
The conference will be introduced by an announcement from the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Greece and by a welcome speech by Dr. Christos Dermentzopoulos, Professor in the School of Fine Arts, University of Ioannina, Director of the History of Art Laboratory and the Biennale of Western Balkans.
Manolis Wallace - Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese & Director at ΓΑΒ LAB - Knowledge and Uncertainty Research Laboratory
“From informatics for culture, to cultural informatics”
The recent technological developments in the areas of documentation, analysis and projection, have created new grounds for synergies between history, culture, art and technology. Which is, however, the element that defines the success, or not, of these synergies and what is the looming future of the area?
Georgia Angelaki - National Documentation Centre, Research Associate
“Establishing national infrastructure for open, interoperable and reusable digital cultural content for research, education and creative industries”
The talk will focus on the presentation of SearchCulture.gr, the national accumulator of cultural content, as well as on the importance of adopting minimum common standards of interoperability and openness from cultural institutions that implement digital works, for the development of a single digital public space with particular value of reusability in education, research and creative industries.
Polyxeni Mantzou - Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering DUTh & PALIMPSEST programme
“Meta-typologies: the museum”
Museums are one of the most illustrative architectural typologies of the objectified, alphabetic, modern world. We are currently witnessing an entangling of traditional typologies, which also affects the museums. New ways of organizing and taxonomizing the world and novel perceptions of where subjects are placed in it, make imperative the redesign of the museum.
Victoria Ferentinou - Assistant Professor, School of Fine Arts and Sciences of Arts
“Visual Ecotopias: Towards an Ecology of Cultural Heritage through Contemporary Art”
According to international bibliography, natural environment is inextricably linked to tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The talk examines the collaboration between artistic practise, ecological theory and environmental activism in contemporary art, through examples that were presented in the “Visual Ecotopias” symposium, which was part of the programme of the 1st Biennale of Western Balkans. The main purpose is the critical reflection on the sustainable use of aspects of cultural heritage by contemporary artists who attempt to raise environmental issues.
Nikos Pasamitros - PhD Candidate of International Relations, Panteion University & InterAlia Research Manager
“Approaching sites of dark cultural heritage through artistic creation: The ECHO Program (European Cultural Heritage Onstage)”
The talk is based on the idea of the empowerment of cultural heritage in a community level and on the approach of dark heritage and history, through artistic creation as a means of reflection on collective traumatic experiences. The case of the ECHO Program is unfolding, which took place in Bitola (North Macedonia), in Novi Sad (Serbia) and Veliki Preslav (Bulgaria).
Pyrsinella Mansion, 5 Papazoglou str. & Aravantinou (17:30 - 19:30)
In the context of the workshop, participants will become acquainted with: (a) digital archives and repositories of cultural heritage (e.g. Europeana, OpenGLAM, SearchCultutre), (b) Creative Commons licenses, and (c)good practices of creative reuses of digital cultural heritage. In addition, with the use of online image processing programmes and tools, they will create their own derivative artworks.
Requirements: Laptop with charger & basic computer and online skills.