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Dimitra Maragkaki

2017/18 Mytilini, Lesbos

Dimitra grew up in Crete, Greece. She studied Greek Philology in Athens and pursued two Masters in the UK, in Cultural Studies and Modern and Contemporary Art. She has three years of working experience in art galleries and cultural organizations focusing on running art exhibitions and organizing events. She has a theoretical expertise on community-based art practices and is interested in ways to engage teenagers in contemporary art practices. She has supported migrant teenagers by giving language lessons and organizing educational activities in England and Scotland; she would like to expand on that in public museums in Greece. In her project in Lesvos, she aims to activate the educational program of a local modern art museum and bring together youngsters from different backgrounds. Her vision is to turn small museums into contemporary forums where dialogue, self-expression and creativity are put into action.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Duration

Sep - Nov

Project Title

Gallery Revisited

For my mini-project, I created an interactive virtual tour of the art gallery f³ – freiraum für fotografie with the use of a 360° photo. With the support of an architect and a graphic designer, I created a multi-media platform which enables youngsters to revisit the gallery in the framework of educational workshops in and outside the school class and access content-based information about the exhibition in a creative way. In order to explore the potential of this innovative tool, I invited museum pedagogues to a brainstorming workshop. Different methods of using the 360° photo both in galleries and school classes were explored and different insights were shared among the educators; some of these can also be implemented during my project in Lesbos.

Host Institution

Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie

Founded in 2006, Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie e.V. (GfHF) supports engaged photographers and photography that deals with societally relevant topics. In solo shows and group exhibitions, it presents the work of renowned and emerging contemporary photographers. In 2017, GfHF opened an exhibition space in Berlin-Mitte. f³ – freiraum für fotografie presents five to six exhibitions of international art photography each year. In addition, artist talks with photographers, discussions and workshops are held regularly.

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Gallery Revisited
Gallery Revisited
Gallery Revisited
Gallery Revisited