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 and be actively involved in a selection of workshops. The main exhibition will include the 15 innovative START initiatives which have been launched over the past 6 months, creating cultural change in local communities all around Greece.
The event will take place at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall on June 26 and 27, 2019. Admission is free, please register here!
We invite all those who want to explore the Greek sociocultural field to come together and participate as active citizens in innovative projects. This is made possible through offering a participatory platform to those change makers that enable communities to tackle difficult issues by using culture as a means of empowerment.
Wednesday, June 26, 19.30-24.00 hrs
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 6 months.
Language: Greek and German with parallel interpretation
19.30 Registration & Welcome reception
20.00 Soundscape enhanced by a live acoustic exploration
20.30 Welcome address & Introduction to the START program
Christian Strob, Senior Project Manager, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Representative of the Municipality of Thessaloniki
20.50 ‘Expectations vs Reality’: Documentary film screening, offering a view behind the scenes of the 4th edition of START
Directed and produced by Antonios Vallindras
21.15 ‘Socioculture in Action’: Introduction of the START Fellows 2018/19 and their initiatives by START Alumni
22.15 START Bazaar of Ideas exhibition & cocktail reception
Thursday, June 27, 12.00-20.00 hrs
Participatory Program: Co-Creating Cultural Change
Awareness Campaigning | Social Engagement | Public Action
With a series of admission free workshops, film screenings and exhibitions offered by Fellows and Alumni of the START program we invite you to explore groundbreaking community projects and actively participate in initiatives that change our societies.
Language: Greek and English
Creating successful awareness campaigns
12.00 Cultural accessibility and inclusion, by Christos Papamichael
The workshop addresses artists and cultural workers who wish to enrich and evolve their practices with respect to human rights.
12:55 Communication as a tool for social change: Bringing HIV as a human experience in the center of public attention. To Whom It May Concern. A case study, by Alexandros Michail & Lia Kesopoulou
13:50 Learning about nutrition through the art of dancing, by Georgia Mikou
An experiential workshop for parents and teachers by the project Children Movement.
Activating social engagement
14:45 Τhe Urban Game: Taste the Heritage! The Mystery of the Poisoned Greek Delight, by Nikos Vandoros & 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.
15:40 co-topia - dance lab, 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.
16:35 The Space & Objects Workshop, by Stella Avgoustidou
Through a series of fun and easy theatrical games and improvisations we explore how we relate with spaces and objects of daily use.
Mobilizing public action
17.30 Mymubility, by Dimitra Chatziargyriou & Victoria Chatziargyriou
Re-experiencing spaces and relations through circus arts.
18:20 Detrashed, by Victoria Chatziargyriou
Laboratory of creative processing of disposable plastic packages.
19:20 Peri Viou – How to start a sociocultural center in Greece, by Sotiris Karagiotas. Public introduction of the Peri Viou sociocultural center in Karditsa, Greece.
Video Screenings Schedule
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, Fellow 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’
Social Engagement Party
18.00-20:00 Demo Crates open session Thessaloniki, by Alumnus Nikos Barpakis
The Bazaar of Ideas ends with an unprecedented audio puzzle of purebred talent and participatory ideas, mixed real-time on the spot live by Demo Crates.
- 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’.
Join us to become part of the growing community of change makers bringing social change to your neighborhood or community!
Location: Thessaloniki Concert Hall, M2 Building
Tickets: Admission is free and registration is online
Concept & artistic direction: Olga Tabouris-Babalis and Alexandros Michail
Exhibition design, 40.22 Architects | Graphic Design, Red Creative
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.
Ιn cooperation with OMMTH.