International Conference

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 17:00 to Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 16:00
via YouTube
Event Description: 

International Conference Space, Art and Architecture between East and West: The Revolutionary Spirit

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Thursday 18/3/2021:

Friday 19/3/2021:

Saturday 20/3/2021:

Thursday, March 18, 2021
17:00-17:20 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Hellenic Open
University, Professor of Medical and Radiation Physics, Medical School, National
and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Book Presentation
17:30-18:30 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
Presentation of the volume Urban Art and the City. Creating, Destroying, and
Reclaiming the Sublime, ed. A. Loukaki, Routledge 2020/2021, which was based
on the 2017 conference Art and the City of the Module Art-Architecture-Urban
Planning, School of Humanities, HOU.
·Professor Georgios Panetsos, Department of Architecture, University of Patras.
·Professor Emerita Melita Emmanouel, School of Architecture, National
Technical University of Athens.
Interventions from the members of the Organizing Committee and the book
Discussant: Argyro Loukaki.
Conference Introduction
Argyro Loukaki, Professor of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning, Hellenic
Open University.

Friday, March 19, 2021
SESSION 1. 19th-Century Creative Imaginations, the Classical Legacy, and the
Revolutionary Spirit
Chair: Argyro Loukaki
10:00-11:30 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
10:00-10:15. Konstantinos I. Soueref, PhD Archaeology, Emeritus Director of
Antiquities, Greece, 1809.Byron in Ioannina.
10:15-10:30. Konstantinos Moraitis, Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture,
National Technical University of Athens. Dreams of Universal Freedom and the
Hellenic Revolution.
10:30-10:45. Dimitris Plantzos, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University
of Athens “A Very Fine Sight to See”: F.E. Church, S.R. Gifford and W.J.
Stillman's Sojourn in Athens, and the Westernization of the Classical East.
10:45-11:00. Maria Aivalioti, Dr, Art Historian, Independent Scholar. Imaging
Greece: The French Symbolists and the Quest for the Ideal.
11:00-11:30. Discussion
SESSION 2. Charting the Geographies of ‘Westernness’ and of ‘Otherness’
Across the Map
Chair: Dimitris Plantzos
11:45-13:15 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
11:45-12:00. Solmaz Kive, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture &
Environment, University of Oregon. The Style of the “Other”; Ethnography in
James Fergusson’s Account of World Architecture.
12:00-12:15. Areti Adamopoulou, Professor of Art History, School of Fine Arts,
Department of Fine Arts and of the Sciences of Art, University of Ioannina,
Greece. Defending “European” Culture: Imagined Frontiers During the Cold War.
12:15-12:30. Cosmin Minea, Dr, New Europe College, Bucharest. The
Transnational Creation of the Romanian National Architectural Heritage in the
19th Century.
12:30-12:45. Stavros Alifragkis, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Architecture,
Aristotle University of Athens & Hellenic Open University, & Emilia
Athanassiou, Dr, Research Associate, School of Architecture, National Technical
University of Athens. The “Voyage à l’ Orient” as a Revolutionary Act: The
Hellenic Travellers’ Club Educational Cruises to Greece, 1906-1939.
12:45-13:15. Discussion.
SESSION 3. The Mediterranean Cinematic Gaze Between East and West
Chair: Stavros Alifragkis
13:30-14:15 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
13:30-13:45. Argyro Loukaki, Professor of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning,
Hellenic Open University. Greek Tragedy in Pasolini and Cacoyannis. Eastern-
Western Undertones of the Mediterranean Geographical Unconscious.
13:45-14:00. Evi Ntoupa & Achilleas Ntellis, Teachers at 1st Model Lyceum of
Athens – Gennadeio. How the Modernist Invention of Cinema Transformed the
Eastern Gaze of Greeks.
14:00-14:15. Discussion
Keynote Speech
Chair: Argyro Loukaki
14:30-15:30 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
14:30-15:10. François Penz, Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture,
Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge. The
Cultured Eye in the Age of Divided Spatial Representation.
15:10-15:30. Discussion

Saturday, March 20, 2021
SESSION 4. Art and Spatial Processes: Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire
Chair: Jenny Albani
10:00-11:30 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
10:00-10:15. Dionysis Mourelatos, Associate Lecturer, Hellenic Open University.
Icons Between “East” and “West.”
10:15-10:30. Smaragdi Arvaniti, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Athens.
The Cultural Movement During Late and Post- Byzantine/Ottoman Period; The
Case of Ceramic Production in Terms of Exchanges, Imitations, Appropriation.
10:30-10:45. Nasso Chrysochou, Associate Professor, Frederick University,
Nicosia, Cyprus. The Unique Appropriation and Re-interpretation of Eastern
Byzantine Form and Structure, Resynthesized with Renaissance Elements, Into
New Hybrid Forms. The Case of Rural Orthodox Ecclesiastical Architecture
During the Renaissance Period in Cyprus.
10:45-11:00. Patrick Becker-Naydenov, Researcher, DFG Research Training
Group. “Knowledge in the Arts”, Berlin University of Arts. Sounding the Border,
Drawing a Line: Architectural and Acoustical Dimensions in the Conversion and
Construction of Islamic Sacral Sites in Southeast Europe After the Fall of
11:00-11:30. Discussion
SESSION 5. Modern Architectural Identities, Infrastructures and Social
Becoming Around the Mediterranean
Chair: Konstantinos I. Soueref
11:45-13:30 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
11:45-12:00. Ersi Filippopoulou, architect and jurist, independent scholar.
Oriental Background and Occidental Modernity: Athens Urban Iconography.
12:00-12:15. Nikolas Patsavos, Associate Professor of Architecture, Department
of Architecture, University of Ioannina. Cypriot Architecture, or Architecture in
Cyprus: Untimely Notes.
12:15-12:30. Vassilis Colonas, architect, Architectural Historian, Professor at the
Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly. The Chicago School at the
Banks of the Suez Canal!
12:30-12:45. Iddo Ginat, MDes, Barch, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design,
Jerusalem. “Planning a Civilization”: Constructing a Zionist Landscape in
International Exhibitions Between World Wars.
12:45-13:00. Amalia Kotsaki, Associate Professor, School of Architecture,
Technical University of Crete. Crete: East and West. Spatial Imprints in
Pendulum Motion.
13:00-13:30. Discussion.
SESSION 6. Eastern Architecture and Art in Western Interpretations
Chair: Dionysis Mourelatos
13:45-14:30 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
13:45-14:00. Alejandro M. Sanz Guillén, PhD candidate, Art History
Department, University of Zaragoza. Sources for Discovering Japanese
Architecture in 18th Century Europe.
14:00-14:15. Eka Tchkoidze, Associate Professor at Ilia State University, Tbilisi,
Georgia. Transforming Batumi Into a Western City: Greek Houses in an
Industrial Center of the 19th and early 20th Century.
14:15-14:30. Discussion.
Round table
15:00-16:00 (Athens local time, GMT+2)
15:00-16:00. The Organizing Committee. Conference conclusions.