START Fellowship Celebration 2019

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Thessaloniki Concert Hall - Megaro

M2 - Μέγαρο 2

54646 Thessaloniki


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START - Create Cultural Change

Fellowship Celebration & Bazaar of Ideas: Explore Socioculture

The Bazaar of Ideas is a platform for connection, exchange and collaboration for the creative community of Greece. The 2-day event offers a space to participate and experience sociocultural projects first hand and be actively involved in a selection of workshops. The event centers on the 15 innovative START initiatives which have been launched over the past 6 months, creating cultural change in local communities all around Greece.

We invite all those who want to explore groundbreaking community projects to join us and actively participate in initiatives that change our societies. Join us to become part of the growing community of change makers bringing social change to your neighborhood or community.

Wednesday, June 26, 19.30-24.00 hrs

Fellowship Celebration

The festive opening on June 26 will introduce you to all START activities, partners and networks. It also comprises an interactive exhibition where all START fellows and their teams present the fifteen cultural initiatives they have launched over the past six month.

Language: Greek and German with parallel interpretation

Program details

19.30 Registration & Welcome reception

20.00 Soundscape enhanced by a live acoustic exploration.

20.30 - Municipality of Thessaloniki representative

- Introduction to the START program and activities, Christian Strob, Senior Project Manager, International Relations Europe and its Neighbors, Robert Bosch Stiftung

20.50 ‘Expectations vs Reality’ – documentary film screening, directed and produced by Antonios Vallindras

21.15 Presentation of the START Fellows by START Alumni

22.15 START Bazaar of ideas exhibition & cocktail reception

Thursday, June 27, 12.00-20.00 hrs

Parallel program: A. Workshops | B. Exhibition | C. Video projections

The second day is designed to offer a series of admission free workshops by fellows and alumni of the START program in various fields and forms. It will function as a participatory platform allowing people to interact, co-work, and to take part in or become involved in a sociocultural activity. It also includes an exhibition and video projections created by current fellows and alumni of the START program.

Language: Greek and English

Program details

A. Workshops (MOV=moving, EDU=educational)

12.00-12.55 | Mymubility, MOV, by Dimitra & Victoria Chatziargyriou

Laboratory of creative processing of disposable plastic packages.

12.50-13.50 | Cultural accessibility and inclusion, EDU, by Christos Papamichael

The workshop is addressed to artists and cultural workers who wish to enrich and evolve their practices with respect to human rights.

13.50-14.45 | co-topia - dance lab, MOV, by Eleonora Siarava

It is a dance lab aiming to invite participants to explore and expand their movement vocabulary and their embodied experience in an interactive context.

14.45-15.40 | Communication as a tool for social change, EDU, by Alexandros Michail & Lia Kesopoulou

Bringing HIV as a human experience in the center of public attention: To Whom It May Concern. A case study.

15.40-16.35 | Learning about nutrition through the art of dancing, MOV, by Georgia Mikou

An experiential workshop for parents and teachers by the project Children Movement.

16.35-17.30 | Detrashed, EDU, by Victoria Chatziargyriou

Laboratory of creative processing of disposable plastic packages.

17.30-18.25 | The Space & Objects Workshop, MOV, by Stella Augoustidou

Through a series of fun and easy theatrical games and improvisations we explore how we relate with spaces and objects of daily use.

18.25-19.20 | Τhe Urban Game: Taste the Heritage! The Mystery of the Poisoned Greek Delight, EDU, by Nikos Vandoros and Kleri Bakoura

Visitors shall have the opportunity to solve a simple riddle thus “winning” a participation for the urban game that will be executed later.

19.20-20.00 | Peri Viou – How to start asociocultural center in Greece, EDU, by Sotiris Karagiotas

Public introduction of the Peri Viou sociocultural center in Karditsa, Greece.

18.00-20.00 | DemoCrates open session Thessaloniki

Demo Crates are excited to connect the musical dots of this ever fervent music scene for the first time, in a session where you can be part of the soundtrack at the Foyer of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. All producers, DJs, musicians or just music lovers are invited to submit at the venue on the same day, ONE song, tune, beat, track or recording each. Any style and tempo, something that you have produced or that you connect with. The final outcome, an unprecedented audio puzzle of purebred talent and participatory ideas, will be mixed real-time there and then.

B. Exhibition

- Alexandros Michail, Thessaloniki, Fellow 2017/18, Work sample from the project ‘To Whom It May Concern’.

- Apostolos Mokas, Volos, Fellow 2018/19, photographs from the project ‘Music for all’.

C. Video projections

12.00, 14.30, 17.00, 19.30 | Expectations vs Reality, Alumnus Antonis Vallindras, Duration 20’

12.20, 14.50, 17.20 | Making Learning Cool, Alumnus Dimitris Kakavoulas, Duration 3:55’

12.25, 14.55, 17.25 | Future Storytellers Lab, Alumnus Angelos Tsaousis, Duration 15’

12.40, 15.10, 17.40 | Remains, Alumna Emmanouela Kyriakopoulou, Duration 42’

13.20, 15.50, 18.20 | To Whom It May Concern, Alumnus Alexandros Michail, Duration 6:22’

13.30, 16.00, 18.30 | the _bet² project (boosting esteem through theater): Short stories, Alumna Mara Kalantzi, Duration 9’

13.40, 16.10, 18.40 | The initiative "Roots are Routes" in the TV show "Children are great" (ERT3, ERT A.E. Archive) , Alumna Olga Daskali, Duration 24:15’

14.00, 16.30, 19.00 | Bringing back a heyday: a different industrial concert, Alumna Stella Avgoustidou, Duration 28:45’

Event collaborators:

Concept & artistic direction by Olga Tabouris-Babalis and Alexandros Michail

Exhibition design by 40.22 Architects

Soundscape composed and performed by Marios V. Apostolakoulis and Christoforos Koutsodimos, violinist: Evridki Baltidou, vocals by soprano Stellina Vogiatzi.

Parallel program of 27.06 powered by Youthnest.

In cooperation with ΟΜΜTH.

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