Category Archives: Research

Urban Realities Blind Date/ Ljubljana (SI)

In cooperation with the Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and experts in urban development will be organised in autumn 2015. Under the title “Urban Realities” a collaboration of three selected teams

Urban Realities Blind Date/ Ljubljana (SI)

In cooperation with the Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and experts in urban development will be organised in autumn 2015. Under the title “Urban Realities” a collaboration of three selected teams

SYN among the finalists for Urban Realities/Blind Date in Ljubljana

“Urban Realities”is a workshop and exhibition where the three selected finalists teams will present their ideas and collaborate  on the reanimation of abandoned construction pits in Ljubljana. The event is part of an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and

SYN among the finalists for Urban Realities/Blind Date in Ljubljana

“Urban Realities”is a workshop and exhibition where the three selected finalists teams will present their ideas and collaborate  on the reanimation of abandoned construction pits in Ljubljana. The event is part of an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and

Spatial Politics: On Commons and Public Spaces //Stavrides talk @Central Saint Martins

 Increasingly under neoliberal attack the urban public spaces become simultaneously the terrain of violent conflicts, the loci of urban movements, and testing grounds of critical political models. The notion and spatial materialisation of the commons, often springing from urban movements

Spatial Politics: On Commons and Public Spaces //Stavrides talk @Central Saint Martins

 Increasingly under neoliberal attack the urban public spaces become simultaneously the terrain of violent conflicts, the loci of urban movements, and testing grounds of critical political models. The notion and spatial materialisation of the commons, often springing from urban movements

Contested Squares and Social Uprising // @ Central Saint Martins

As part of the Contested Spaces forum taking place in the Crossing at Central Saint Martins during the CSM degree show; the round table discussion  “Contested Squares: Social Uprising and Political Imaginaries in the Age of Neoliberal Crisis” held on

Contested Squares and Social Uprising // @ Central Saint Martins

As part of the Contested Spaces forum taking place in the Crossing at Central Saint Martins during the CSM degree show; the round table discussion  “Contested Squares: Social Uprising and Political Imaginaries in the Age of Neoliberal Crisis” held on

DIAVATON // @ EMPROS THEATER

  Premier of our film DIAVATON at EMBROS theater! Embros is an occupied and self-managed historic theater in the centre of Athens. Since November 2011 the theater -that has been closed and inactive for many years- has been given a

DIAVATON // @ EMPROS THEATER

  Premier of our film DIAVATON at EMBROS theater! Embros is an occupied and self-managed historic theater in the centre of Athens. Since November 2011 the theater -that has been closed and inactive for many years- has been given a

DIAVATON [transversabe]

Synopsis ‘Diavaton’ is a short film ( 35min ) for the occupy moment in Syntagma (Constitution) square in the summer of 2011.Based on participants’ interviews the film negotiates issues of space management , the organization of the open assembly, the

DIAVATON [transversabe]

Synopsis ‘Diavaton’ is a short film ( 35min ) for the occupy moment in Syntagma (Constitution) square in the summer of 2011.Based on participants’ interviews the film negotiates issues of space management , the organization of the open assembly, the

SPATIALITIES OF REVOLT AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

A presentation of Anastasia Kavada (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster) and Ursula Dimitriou of Studio Synthetica in This Is Not a Gateway Festival 2013 at the Bishopsgate Institute on “Spatialities

SPATIALITIES OF REVOLT AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

A presentation of Anastasia Kavada (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster) and Ursula Dimitriou of Studio Synthetica in This Is Not a Gateway Festival 2013 at the Bishopsgate Institute on “Spatialities

CRISIS AND INNOVATION// Princeton University Conference

Participating in an exciting conference at  Princeton University that explored the interplay between moments of Crisis and processes of Innovation in Modern Greece. Orsalia of Studio Synthetica presented a paper discussing possible new arenas that deepen the democratic participation, work

CRISIS AND INNOVATION// Princeton University Conference

Participating in an exciting conference at  Princeton University that explored the interplay between moments of Crisis and processes of Innovation in Modern Greece. Orsalia of Studio Synthetica presented a paper discussing possible new arenas that deepen the democratic participation, work

EXARCHEIA NOW!

Event to discuss contemporary economic crisis, radical activity, radical space and political economies of consumer culture. Will include contributions by Andreas Chatzidakis (Royal Holloway), Antonis Vardis (London School of Economics), Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck), Ursula Dimitriou (Goldsmiths), Emma Dowling (Queen Mary)

EXARCHEIA NOW!

Event to discuss contemporary economic crisis, radical activity, radical space and political economies of consumer culture. Will include contributions by Andreas Chatzidakis (Royal Holloway), Antonis Vardis (London School of Economics), Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck), Ursula Dimitriou (Goldsmiths), Emma Dowling (Queen Mary)

ART AND AESTHETIC RESEARCH ARE NOT IDENTICAL

This is a work inspired by the method of ‘the reading machine that is actually a writing machine’. The original text is a statement of Michael Schwab printed on a wall poster. The original statement was offering an interesting an

ART AND AESTHETIC RESEARCH ARE NOT IDENTICAL

This is a work inspired by the method of ‘the reading machine that is actually a writing machine’. The original text is a statement of Michael Schwab printed on a wall poster. The original statement was offering an interesting an

A MANUAL ON HOW TO SCRABBLE-A-MANUAL

For the Copenhagen Interart Symposium on  ‘How to do things with academia’ organized by the University of Copenhagen on 16-19 June 2011 , the organizers had an extraordinary call for manuals instead of papers! This is a manual which is

A MANUAL ON HOW TO SCRABBLE-A-MANUAL

For the Copenhagen Interart Symposium on  ‘How to do things with academia’ organized by the University of Copenhagen on 16-19 June 2011 , the organizers had an extraordinary call for manuals instead of papers! This is a manual which is

AVATON // @ 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Screening Schedule TONIA MARKETAKI: Sunday, March 13, 2011 – 20:00 STAVROS TORNES: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 15:30 (Ursula’s Guest Ticket) (the films entry at the festivals website)

AVATON // @ 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Screening Schedule TONIA MARKETAKI: Sunday, March 13, 2011 – 20:00 STAVROS TORNES: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 15:30 (Ursula’s Guest Ticket) (the films entry at the festivals website)

COMMON/ SQUATTED/ AUTONOMOUS/ MUNICIPAL/ PUBLIC SPACE

A collaboration between Ursula Dimitriou of Synthetica and Designer Mary Ikoniadou of Future Anecdotes. The poster was presented on the Lost in Space interdisciplinary workshop at UCL on 2nd and 3rd December 2010, organised by the Bartlett School of Architecture,

COMMON/ SQUATTED/ AUTONOMOUS/ MUNICIPAL/ PUBLIC SPACE

A collaboration between Ursula Dimitriou of Synthetica and Designer Mary Ikoniadou of Future Anecdotes. The poster was presented on the Lost in Space interdisciplinary workshop at UCL on 2nd and 3rd December 2010, organised by the Bartlett School of Architecture,

AVATON // @ Usurp Art Gallery

Avaton was presented at Usurp Gallery in London on 19/10/10 as part of a screening devoted to social documentaries. Thanks to Pulomi of Usurp Art Gallery for hosting the event and to Aoife and Sheena of Rough mix for organizing

AVATON // @ Usurp Art Gallery

Avaton was presented at Usurp Gallery in London on 19/10/10 as part of a screening devoted to social documentaries. Thanks to Pulomi of Usurp Art Gallery for hosting the event and to Aoife and Sheena of Rough mix for organizing

AVATON // @ TINAG

First public screening of ‘Avaton’ at TINAG festival in Brick Lane, London! Special thanks to: (for the screening) Deepa Naik and Trendon Oldfield for providing a great thinking platform Everybody who came to see the movie, for all the questions,

AVATON // @ TINAG

First public screening of ‘Avaton’ at TINAG festival in Brick Lane, London! Special thanks to: (for the screening) Deepa Naik and Trendon Oldfield for providing a great thinking platform Everybody who came to see the movie, for all the questions,

AVATON [Sanctuary]

Anarchy,Democracy and other ways of Political Participation Avaton is a documentary and at the same time a visual experiment linked to Ursula’s PhD research in the department of Visual Cultures in Goldsmiths University. The film deals with one of the

AVATON [Sanctuary]

Anarchy,Democracy and other ways of Political Participation Avaton is a documentary and at the same time a visual experiment linked to Ursula’s PhD research in the department of Visual Cultures in Goldsmiths University. The film deals with one of the

CAMP GAIDOURONISSI // Resourcefulness and Sustainability of Self-Made Housing

Presented at O3on Gallery/22-30.09.2008/Belgrade/Serbia/for Redesign your mind 2 Gaidouronissi, a small island south of Crete, has only five permanent inhabitants. Several hundred others, temporary residents, camp out on the island during the summer. All of them attempt to protect themselves

CAMP GAIDOURONISSI // Resourcefulness and Sustainability of Self-Made Housing

Presented at O3on Gallery/22-30.09.2008/Belgrade/Serbia/for Redesign your mind 2 Gaidouronissi, a small island south of Crete, has only five permanent inhabitants. Several hundred others, temporary residents, camp out on the island during the summer. All of them attempt to protect themselves