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Maria Tsoumani

2015/16 Ioannina

Maria Tsoumani was born in Ioannina, Greece. In 1996 she moved to Nicosia, Cyprus as a student at the Department of History and Archaeology at University of Cyprus. In 2000 she moved back to her home town and two years later she finished her studies in History and Archaeology majoring in History. In 2004 she enrolled in the postgraduate program: "Modern and contemporary Greek society" specializing in Folk culture. From 2009 she is a Phd candidate in the Department of Fine Arts and Sciences of Art at the University of Ioannina. She worked as a researcher, as a research fellow and as an external collaborator in different projects conducted by the University of Ioannina, by the Technological Educational Institution of Epirus and in co-operation with the Region of Ioannina and local municipalities.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Sep - Nov

Project Title

Placement at Haus am Westbahnhof

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Host Institution

Kulturzentrum Haus am Westbahnhof

The Haus am Westbahnhof was founded in 1987. It is situated in a small university-town near the German-French border. The region’s rural character has mainly been defined by viticulture and its varied history.

The concept behind the cultural center comes from the ecological and pacifist movements of the 1980s. A group of young adults wanted to create a place for independent and new ideas. The main desire was to give people the possibility not only to consume but to create life themselves. The participation of all people in social and cultural life is an important aim till today.

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