EMPACT: New Upcoming Seminar - Vo2!

Three-day Event:

We announce the second three-day event on the 16th, 17th, 18th of June which is organized by The Vorres Museum in the framework of the innovative project EMPACT – Empathy and Sustainability: The Art of Thinking like a Mountain, co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme (Grant Agreement No: 101055903 – EMPACT – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2).

Throughout the three days, local participants will be trained and get to know case studies and pioneering initiatives combining art and ecological practices within the scope of creative sustainability.

This event addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability. Real examples of creative sustainability, social ecology, adaptation to greener production models in arts and ecological approach both in creating artworks and in producing and disseminating art projects.

The seminar has a limited number of participants: to reserve your place, please fill out the short registration form here: (please open with Chrome web browser).

If you are an artist, cultural professional, arts manager, researcher, educator, student or cultural policymaker, join us! 


FRIDAY 16.06.2023

18:30 – 19:00: Registration

19:00 – 19:15: Nektarios Vorres, Director of the Vorres Museum The Gardens of the Vorres Museum”.

19:15 – 20:00: Thomas Doxiadis, Architect & Landscape Architect Snake in the garden – Designing for Symbiosis”.

20:00 – 20:15: Catriona Gallagher, Visual Artist “Prolific yet overlooked: tracing the growth of wall-pellitory (Perdikaki) in Athens”.

20:15 – 21:00: Documentary: Perdikaki, 2019, (38min)

SATURDAY 17.06.2023

11:00 – 11:30: Registration

11:30 – 12:00: Penelope Iliaskou, Art director of the Duncan Dance Center Τhe moving grounds of the Duncan Dance Center’s ecology”.

12:00 – 13:00: Dr. T. Konstantinidis, Associate Professor of Systematic Botany, NKUA Are extinctions forever? Case studies from the Greek flora”.

13:00 – 14:00: Dimitris Alithinos, Visual Artist Empathy for the Civilisations of Others”.

SUNDAY 18.06.2023

11:00 – 11:30: Registration                   

11:30 – 12:30: Dr. Nikos Krigas, Biologist,
Appointed Researcher, at Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, Greek Agricultural Organisation Demetra «Richness – uniqueness of the Greek flora: a variety of sustainable utilisation possibilities«.

12:30 – 13:00: Eleftherios Dariotis, Botanist, M.Sc. Plant Biology, UCDavis M.Sc. Horticulture, U of Reading “The value of plant propagation in Mediterranean summer-dry gardens”.

13:00 – 14:30: Workshop by Eleftherios Dariotis “Plant propagation for a sustainable gardening practice in the garden” Hands-on experience and techniques used.

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