Winter School 2022 – Parallel workshops (Volos)

The participants were invited to explore the production of devices on a body scale, using listening to question this issue. It was chosen to work on the sound spaces for and in waiting to echo three “categories” of sound vulnerability: social, spatial and environmental vulnerability. 

The workshop work took place from Tuesday to Friday and was organized in parallel on the two host sites of the winter school:
– the National School of Architecture of Grenoble in France,
– the Department of Architecture at the University of Thessaly in Greece.

The working time in French and Greek on each site was punctuated by exchanges and remote presentations via ZOOM meetings in English.

Workshop  in Volos

Supervision team
Dimitris Psychogyios, Petros Flampouris, Dana Papachristou, Yorgos Samantas, Ioannis Manis and Nicolas Rémy. 

Ioanna Tirogianni, Christina  Diamantopoulou, Evanthia Soumelidoy, Kyriaki Gaitanidou,Dimitra Koutsaka, Lina Grigoraki, Ifigenia Karameliou, Athanasios Karakostas, Giorgos Chatziefthimiou, Sotiria Grafakou, Maria Galani, Dorothea Pavlidou, Vassiliki Anastasiou

Theme: The aim of the workshop was to design and build a piece of street furniture, on a one-to-one scale, that is accessible to all users and capable of producing a sound and/or vibration and synchronous transmitting an emotion.

Volos workshop team consisted of 12 participants and several tutors. The participants were asked to develop and form a one-to-one scale structure at the end of the week. The workshop methodology was grounded with several theories and approaches that were introduced during the first two workshop days. The workshop learning structure was linear following the milestones “impact form presentation-testing-brainstorming-creative design-model making”. The impact from the presentation, helped the participants, on a technical, theoretical and referencing level. Creative design and idea investigation methodologies were inspired by the “Articulation-Limit-Inclusion” (Chelkoff,2003) design approach. During the testing phase, semi-empirical methods of sound evaluation and simplifications of sound concepts, in order to communicate them to the participants, were used, along with hands-on experimentations. Simultaneously, different materials, tools, speakers, amplifiers, were mobilized in order for scale models to experiment and be produced. Different design conditions were tested by the participants, morphological and material wise. Further, during the brainstorming phase,  taking into account the inclusion and exclusion matters in the design development process, early design ideas were formed by the use of physical sketching, 2D and 3D-modeling software along with scale models. Automation and prototyping tools were encouraged for the development of the sketch models (prototypes). During the early stages of the design process cad/cam technologies, laser cutting machines ( EPILOG LASER 9000 LEGEND 36EXT) and 3Dprinter were adopted. The designs were altered accordingly during the developing and experimentation process. Thus, several models and ideas were produced in order for the participation team to accord and develop a final model that could be constructed in physical scale by the participants/designers themselves.


Testing phase, ideas investigation,
semi-empirical methods of sound evaluation and sound concepts 
were used, along with hands-on experimentations.

Exchanges and remote presentations via ZOOM meetings in English among the France and Greek workshop groups.
Scale models. Prototyping tools were used for the development of the sketch models.
Different materials, tools, speakers, amplifiers, were mobilized in order for scale models to experiment and be produced.
Collective discussion regarding the designing process


Karastergiou Sotirios-Galagalas Alexios
A lecture regarding the technical aspects of wood natural material. Examination and analysis of the material used to form a structure and the structure of the material itself. A technical inside on the details related to the wood structure and the different typologies of the material used in applications from traditional carpentry to product design. Pros and cons of different types of wood (hardwood-softwood), of different wood-derived products (OCB, plywood, MDF, HDF, etc) and different techniques used to form a structure.

Anthony Karageorgos-Lallas Efthymios
A lecture concerning smart systems, microcontrollers and artificial intelligence (A.I.) at an elementary level. An introduction to the notions of smart systems and smart cities, and the different typologies of the microcontrollers that are integrated into the urban fabric, the technologies that are used in product design and in daily life. How the information systems are connected, intercommunicate and feedback with the users and the designers.


Anthony Karageorgos
Dr Anthony Karageorgos is currently an Associate Professor in “Intelligent Information Systems” at the School of Technology, University of Thessaly, Greece. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and a PhD in Agent-based Software Engineering. . He has extensive experience in self-organizing systems and decentralized intelligence. His current research interests include Intelligent Software, Self-Organising and Service-Oriented Systems, Multi-Agent Applications, and IoT and Big Data Management.

Lallas Efthymios
Dr Lallas Efthymios is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Forestry, Wood Science and Design, of the University of Thessaly. His scientific interests include Network System Architectures and devices (Routing-Switching-Protocols, Broadband, Optical Wireless-Sensor IOT Systems), Network on Chip Architectures (NoC), Network Computing System Design and Technoeconomical Evaluation, Network System Security and Blockchain, Cognitive Devices and Systems and Intelligent Home Networks.

Karastergiou Sotirios
Karastergioy Sotirios is a Professor at the Department of Forestry, Wood Science and Design, of the University of Thessaly. He specialized in “Wood Technology (Wood Processing)”. His research interests are Wood Technology, wood impregnation, technology of production of welded wood products.

Galagalas Alexios
Galagalas Alexios is part of the Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Forestry, Wood Science and Design, of the University of Thessaly. He specialized in wood furniture design. He is in charge of teaching CAD, CAM-CAD, and wood production technologies.

Flampouris Petros
Is a freelance architect, he maintains an architectural office in Greece which specializes in architectural design. He studied Applied Arts (BA) and Architecture (BArch, MSc, MArch) in Greece and in Scotland and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Architecture at the University of Thessaly (SD+ΒE Lab). His thesis is related to new research perspectives of sound environments and architectural design. His research interests (academic and artistic) are within the fields of architecture, acoustics and around the sound notion.

Dimitris Psychogyios
is an Architect Engineer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly, in the thematic area of ” Creative Design – CAD / CAM Technologies”.
His research interests cover the areas of automation on construction, design and construction technologies, technologically advanced building systems and intelligent building systems. He also works towards the direction of hybrid environments, knowledge management and philosophy of technology. He received his PhD, Postgraduate Diploma and Diploma from the School of Architecture of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and also received Bachelor in Civil Engineering from TEI of Heraklion.

is a project space in Athens, situated between contemporary art, anthropology and everyday life. It is engaged in social research and theory, art research and production, education and social intervention. Since its establishment in 2014 it has organized, hosted, and participated in research projects, art events, exhibitions, screenings and discussions, while it has also provided educational and training modules, workshops and seminars for the wider public, on topics within its cross-disciplinary curriculum.

Dana Papachristou
is a musicologist and artist who focuses on the combination of arts through the use of new media. She has studied music (piano, clarinet, composition) at the Hellenic Conservatory, musicology at the Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Music Culture and Media in the departments of Media and Music Studies, leading to her dissertation, which looks into the “Relation of Music and Painting within Modernism Throughout the Correspondence of Schoenberg and Kandinsky.” She holds a PhD in the discipline of Philosophy of Art in regards to Deleuze and Guattari and her thesis was about “The Aesthetics of New Media Art through Capitalism and Schizophrenia: L’Anti-Oedipe and Mille Plateaux” at Paris 8 | Vincennes – Saint-Denis and the Ionian University. In recent years, she has participated in interdisciplinary research projects about contemporary music and its relationship with other forms of art and in several music and geo-locative projects and has worked as a musician in education. She is a founding member of Akoo.o collective. At the moment she is a lecturer in the Department of Culture, Creative Media and Industries at the University of Thessaly and a visiting scholar at CalArts.

Yorgos Samantas
is a social anthropologist with a particular interest in listening and walking as cultural practices. He is using sound, walking, mapping, photography and video as means for experimentation for the broadening of anthropological research, expression and knowledge production. He has conducted research concerned with sound in youth urban cultures, with the senses, memory, and the urban experience, the environment, mental health, and contemporary art institutions, in Athens, Andros island and Manchester.
He has taken part in art events, residencies, exhibitions, and presentations in Greece and abroad, either solo or with his art group, akoo-o, and has worked as a sound engineer, sound designer and researcher in documentary films, a scientific advisor for the radio, art mediator, and a dj. He is a member of TWIXTlab, a project space situated between anthropology, contemporary art and everyday life.

Ioannis Manis
He is a graduate of Computer Engineering and holds a position of Laboratory Technical Staff in the Department of Architectural Engineering of the University of Thessaly. He is in charge of the architectural’s engineering department computer lab and provides technical support to the prototyping laboratory. He has years of professional experience in computer networks and wireless television broadcasts. His research interests are related to network security and automation using computer systems.

Cet événement est financé par le projet “B-AIR Art Infinity Radio“, l’un des projets lauréats de l’appel européen du programme Culture de l’Agence européenne pour la culture, l’éducation et la création (EACEA).

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