individual apartments/common spaces in Patras’ apartment buildings

Fictional Interweaving – Factual Occurrences

Διδασκαλία: Μαρία Κόντη

Project A

Unseen territories of infinite microcosms in private apartments.

The project is based on Aleph, by Jorge Luis Borjes. 

Project B

Common use spaces in apartment buildings: A Paraphrasis

 Black and white squares on a chessboard are originally meaningless lest for the time the chessman engenders action.

Punctuation marks alone can not cause narration or events, but it is rather their appearance or/and repetition within a text field that gives rise to rhythm and flow.

Common use spaces in apartment buildings such as:

entrance – name tableau – staircase – roof – elevator – airshaft – pilotis – heat generator can only become (inter-)active when incidents occur.

In the context of this (inter-)active feature, space phobias may arise i.e.:

Agoraphobia – Claustrophobia – Acrophobia – Hypsophobia

A common use space is rather like an empty container that can be filled with anything at will. Therefore the students are asked to fill this “container” with their individual scenario.

Art/Architecture in the Public Sphere at the Department of Architecture, University of Patras.

Teaching and research takes into consideration:

- the archival turn in contemporary art: towards the document, the archive and knowledge production
- the social turn: art practice in social spaces
- extra-disciplinary investigations in art and architecture
- dialogical, collective and relational practices
- the field of intervention actions in the public spheres
- the operation of education inside the art project
- the urban context of Patras through topical works and transtopical networks

Η διδασκαλία και έρευνα της τέχνης στην αρχιτεκτονική παίρνει υπόψη τα εξής:

- την αρχειακή στροφή της σύγχρονης τέχνης: προς το ντοκουμέντο, το αρχείο και την παραγωγή γνώσης.
- την κοινωνική στροφή: πρακτικές τέχνης σε κοινωνικούς χώρους.
- εξω-τομεακές (extra-disciplinary) διερευνήσεις στην τέχνη και αρχιτεκτονική.
- διαλογικές, συλλογικές και σχεσιακές πρακτικές.
- το πεδίο παρεμβατικών δράσεων στις δημόσιες σφαίρες.
- την ενσωμάτωση της εκπαίδευσης μέσα στο πρότζεκτ τέχνης.
- το αστικό περιβάλλον της Πάτρας μέσα από τοπικές εργασίες και διατοπικά δίκτυα.


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