Katerina Antonaki is an independent graphic designer and researcher. She has been a visiting lecturer at Graphic Design Department, TEI of Athens for 3 years. Her work ranges from brand identity and editorial design, to spatial design. Along with her design practice, she is involved in education and urban research projects. Her research interests include, the activist role of graphic design (the visual and textual aspects of communication) at the social and political level, disruptive actions in public space, the role of spontaneity in design process and design methodologies. She has studied in London, Helsinki and Athens and she holds an “MA in Design Critical Theory and Practice” from Goldsmiths University of London. She is an IKY scholar. Her practice and research has been presented in international conferences and exhibitions. She lives and works in Athens.
Olympia studied Social Anthropology at Panteion University and in 2014 she received her Master’s degree in Cultural anthropology and Development Sociology with a specialization in Visual Culture and Museum Studies, from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. She conducted research at the National Museum of Ethnology investigating the use of the audiovisual presentations in museums and she was involved in several research projects. In 2015 she participated in a Summer School on Visual Anthropology, during which she filmed a short documentary. The film was presented in a special section at the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival (Ethnofest).
Vera Feleki was born in 1991 in Eleusis, Greece. She is a design engineer with more than 5 years of experience in the fields of scenic design for theatre productions as well as site specific projects. Between 2011 and 2016, she worked in these fields for the Festival of the Aegean, Aisxyleia festival, Eye’s walk digital festival and Cinesthesia festival. She also worked in the field of strategic design for “Elichrysos” the Botanical Gardens Of Cyclades, and continues to work as a service designer for the Eleusis2021 European Capital of Culture. She studied Product and systems design engineering in the University of the Aegean and in 2017 received a scholarship granted by Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation in order to attend the Bayreuth Festival.
Kelly Diapouli is a curator and cultural manager with more than 10 years of experience in the fields of cultural networking, international cultural cooperation and curating and organizing international programmes and events. Between 2004 and 2008, she worked in these fields for the Hellenic Culture Organization – Cultural Olympiad and continues to do similar work for the “busart” Non Profit Cultural Company, of which she is a founding member and director since 2009. She has been the Artistic Director of Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture since the initiation of Eleusis candidacy in 2014. She studied theatre in the University of Athens and European Cultural Policy and Administration (MA) in the University of Warwick (UK). She is an Onassis and Fulbright Foundations scholar, a member of the Alumni Network of the Festival Academy of the European Festivals Association (EFA), a member of the Young Cultural Innovators Forum of Salzburg Global and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts IETM.
Panos Gkiokas was born (1984) and raised in Eleusis, Greece. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2007, continued his postgraduate studies in Marketing (University of Leicester) and Cultural Management (Hellenic Open University) and received in 2017 a scholarship granted by the Hellenic Initiative in order to attend MIT's StartMIT programme. Since 2008 he worked as a sales and marketing manager in the B2B private sector, collaborating with the leading companies across Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans. At the same time, he is active in organising and managing NGOs aiming at highlighting Greece's cultural heritage abroad. In 2015, he starts Mentor; a startup operating in the fields of management of cultural businesses, the strategic tourism development planning of areas with strong cultural character, as well as the incoming cultural (archaeological/educational) tourism. During the last two years, the company is responsible for the strategic marketing and communication planning of Eleusis 2021 - European Capital of Culture before and after its recent designation, while it has been distinguished as one of the most innovative Greek startups for 2016-2017, through the innovation and youth entrepreneurship contest egg - enter•grow•go, a partnership between Eurobank and Corallia Clusters Initiative.
Sophia graduated from the department of Applied Mathematics & Physical Sciences at NTUA and, looking for something human-oriented, continued with a master's degree in Linguistics at Utrecht University and MIT. During her doctoral research and dissertation she applied Information theory on sentence processing. She has lived in Utrecht, Boston, Munich, Berlin, Santa Barbara as a researcher, consultant and project manager and after 10 years, when she got fed up from the lack of sun, she returned to Athens. Since October 2014, she coordinates, as a programme manager, the actions of INNOVATHENS, for the promotion of creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation in the vibrant and welcoming ambience of Technopolis City of Athens. She would wish to become an all-scientist and live in a world without winter.
Loupes, a duo dedicated to the art of printing, has emerged last year in the heart of an open and lively city, Athens, to contribute to its creative life.
Lena Daniilidi and Marina Stathopoulou combined their experience and their talents and started a studio, a place where they apply their own ideas but also a place open to anyone who wishes to learn more on silkscreen, engraving,stamp curving and other printing techniques.
Loupes consider handcrafted and synergistic creation a vital part of modern society. So, their aspiration is to empower less affluent societies or groups of people into creating their own collaborative artistic output with minimal means.
To that end, beside their own artwork and commissions, they organize workshops aiming not only at promoting artistic creativity, aesthetics awareness, and eventually original artwork production, but also and maybe more importantly the osmosis and assimilation of unusual traditional techniques.
During Amorφous summer camp Loupes will provide the ground and means for people to express their testimonies and personal stories through artistic printing.
Hi! I’m an undergraduate student at Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece in the Graphic Design department. As a student, i have changed my mind a lot of times and I don’t know which path I’ll take in visual arts. I am very passionate about almost everything! I love books and editorial design as much as I love photography, especially the analog mode. In the near future I would like to be a cultural explorer, so I could have the opportunity to encapsulate unusual beauty in my photographs. I am getting inspired by the world of the visual arts in all their forms. Things as handmade paper and silkscreen fascinates me. I have taken place in a lot of workshops in the past, such as “Image and Sound” workshop by Makino Takashi at In Mute festival in Athens, Block Printing, Zine Making and Digital Storytelling. As a person, I am very optimistic, active and open-minded. I think teamwork is very effective and reasonable, that ‘s why I love to collaborate with other persons.
She is a graduate of New Media path at Polish-Japanese Academy Information Technology in Warsaw.Her area of interests are illustrations, ceramic, generative design and web design. She is an individual with an openmind person, curious about the world. She tries to combine all her passion, which is art with another hobby – is Taekwon-Do ITF. She is a teamplayer, equipped with a set of leadership skills and experience in event management. Marta would like to be a web designer and in the future she wants to have her own graphic studio.
Ewa Satalecka is Professor at Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies in Warsaw and leader of its motion typography class. She represents Poland on the international forum of ATypI (International Typography Association). Satalecka organizes international design workshops, conferences, and exhibitions of typography and information design. Her work includes kinetic typography installations presented at the “Liquid Page” Symposium in Britain's Tate (2008) and as a part of the international “Moving Type” Exhibition in the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany (2011). Edited by Satalecka: MOTYF2013, MOTYF2014, Fajrant (available on issuu, prized TDC 2012 certificate). Her articles were included in Very Graphic: Polish designers of the 20th Century, edited by Jacek Mrowczyk, (IAM, 2015) and 365xtypo: 365 stories on type, typography, and graphic design, edited by Linda Kudrnovska (Etapes, 2015).
Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture
Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture
Program Manager INNOVATHENS
Silkscreen, Printing Techniques
Graphic Design Student
Professor at PJAIT
Marielma holds a BA in Communications from the American College of Greece and a MA in Political Communication from City University of London.
She has held positions in the fields of higher education administration, Public Relations and Journalism. Her experience includes project management in communications and event planning. Previously, she was the community manager at the Hub of Entrepreneurship And Development at the ALBA Graduate Business School coordinating Venture Garden, an educational program offering entrepreneurs seminars, mentorship and workshops.
Currently, she is a part of AELIA’s team as a project manager in its career empowerment programs.
Konstantina holds a diploma in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Spatial Analysis and Environmental Management. She has a genuine interest in sustainability, entrepreneurship and social affairs. Thus, from early on she got involved in informal volunteering groups and NGOs.
In 2012 she started working as a Project Manager and Coordinator for European projects in the field of education, entrepreneurship and innovation. Since then, she has been involved in various projects dealing with entrepreneurship & startups, innovation, ICT, unemployment, and inclusiveness applied to various learning processes at national and international level. She enjoys working with people and welcomes challenges.
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