As part of the Alien project and in co-operation with Technopolis City of Athens and Eleusis 2021 – European Capital of Culture, we are organising Amorφous, a nine-day summer camp, which includes a variety of free interdisciplinary workshops, events and exhibitions in the city of Eleusis and central Athens.
From 1 to 9 July 2017, distinguished academics, passionate teachers and innovative designers together with children, students and migrant communities will try to understand and interpret the complex issue of migration flows in Europe: still fluid, without a consolidated form, yet at the same time giving rise to vital new questions.
The Amorφous Summer Camp programme includes a variety of workshops that combine innovative teaching methods and methodologies taken from the fields of the social sciences, economics, education and communication design. Visual narrations, arts, animation, storytelling and crafts, along with an open-air cinema and a ‘comfort space’, will be combined to create an alternative patchwork of narratives at various locations around the city of Eleusis. Amorφous wraps up with an exhibition of the outcomes of the collaborative workshops, together with presentations by participating students of their projects.
Participation is free.
The full programme is available at https://alien.pja.edu.pl.
|When||Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 July 2017|
and multiple locations in Eleusis
Workshop and Talk by Rama Gheerawo, Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design: Tackling social issues with the power of design thinking
Rama Gheerawo brings together tried and tested methods in the field of design with those from business to present an exciting personal and professional development workshop. These ideas have been developed and used to help over 200 organisations – including major businesses, governments and the third sector – become more innovative, people-centred and creative.
The workshop is for those who want to be the change-makers of tomorrow and is suitable for all: designers, business people, marketers, academics, entrepreneurs and those from the public sector.
- acquire the knowledge to transform their innovation practice
- develop personally as a creative individual
- create positive self-reflection for effective change
- take part in group activities designed to support and embed learning
- acquire new working practices which will help in the development of innovative activity both personally and organisationally.
Rama Gheerawo is an international figure in design, business and innovation with nearly two decades of experience. He is interested in how design can address society’s toughest challenges. He is a serial innovator in the fields of technology, products, services and transport with over 100 projects to his name. He works with government, industry and the public sector with a client list that includes Samsung, Toyota, P&G, Panasonic, Sony, Arthritis Research UK and the UK and Hong Kong governments – training around 400 civil servants for the latter in design, creativity and leadership. He is co-leading a redesign of the London taxi, currently one of the most significant projects in the world, and has instigated and delivered ground-breaking work across a variety of sectors. He is in demand as a workshop leader, speaker and author.
Participation is free following online registration.
|When||Sunday 2 to Tuesday 4 July 2017|
|Where||Elefsina Train Station
192 00 Eleusis
|When||Sunday 2 July 2017, 18.00|
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens