During the Athens week we would like to focus on contemporary contexts of textual communication within the frame of Greek language and possibly in dialogue with other alphabets.
Through time, in a variety of mediums, tools, scripts, reading processes, the shape and function of the written word is ever changing inventing new ways to express social and cultural shifts. In today’s environment, the typographic form of the written word is yet again challenged by the structural diversity of its surroundings making way for more flexible typographic signs that permit contextual modifications. Historical research may prove to be a valuable source of inspiration for exploring the concept of fluidity and individuality (personal writings, custome made scripts) of the typographic form by revisiting similar approaches which can be found on past practices or on non latin scripts. Such is the case of the greek typographic samples of the renaissance, which incorporated a broad selection of alternate forms, ligatures and abbreviations on a single printed page.
Reflecting on the past together with analysing new forms of text-based communication can provide critical thinking and help us pose the right questions and problematics on current and future technological advances, their design directions and in communication itself.
Scientific committee:Katerina AntonakiEleni MartiniEva MassouraGeorgios MatthiopoulosDesign team:Eirini DaskalakiThanasis KatsougiannisIvi Papakosma
Posterrorism 2020Poster Workshop
George Matthiopoulos & Constantina Politimi Zerdeva - Brikori
Greek Ligatures RevisitedByzantine Calligraphy workshop
Irene Vlachou & Laurence Penney
Variable fonts:responsive/animated/flexible/efficient typography
Greek type design experimentsExperimental typography workshop
Early Greek Printing Types
The lost meaning of the words
Type & Image
The living text and its disappearance
12.00 - 13.00
13:00 - 14.00
Dinosaurs & Type
The problem with the letter gamma
Typography as a melting pot of various cultures
The future will not be mono-tonous: the variability of text
12:00 - 13.00
A discussion/critical thinking, between academics and design practitioners, on the contemporary scene of greek typography, teaching typography & textual communication.
Moderators:Katerina AntonakiEwa Satalecka
Attendees:Vasilis GeorgiouJoshua OlsthoornKostas VlachakisDimitris StefanidisPanayiotis HaratzopoulosGeorge MatthiopoulosEleni MartiniEva Masoura
Epigraphical Museum of Athens (free)
THURSDAY 14.11 (13:00 - 15:00) ----> IN ENGLISH
The Epigraphic Museum is unique in Greece and the largest of its kind in the world. It safeguards 14,078, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece. The purpose of the museum is the scientific research, study, registration, protection, preservation, publication, photographic documentation and promotion of the ancient Greek inscriptions. The museum also aims to comprise photographic and impression archives and a specialized epigraphic library. Moreover, a digital catalogue of the inscriptions has been constructed.
Guided tour at the Museum of National Printing House (Free)
THURSDAY 14.11 (16:00 - 18:00) ----> IN ENGLISH
The receptionA walk-talk in the historical centre of Athens by Alexandros Mistriotis
Registration is required till tuesday 12.11.
To register please contact Katerina Angelou (firstname.lastname@example.org) mentioning the day you wish to attend.
WENDSDAY 13.11 (9:00 - 12:00) ----> IN ENGLISHTHURSDAY 14.11 (19:00 - 22:00) -----> IN GREEK
The Reception started as a walk-talk in the historical centre of Athens. It is evolving to a more complex attempt to explore storytelling and public space. The initial part, the walk, is also evolving. It offers a narrative flickering between reflexive poetry and poetic theory. The scenic space is the perception of the spectator. There is no particular representation or spectacular element. The city is considered as the mirror of all possible questions. Public space, the space of the “Polis” is the birthplace of all political models largely defining personal identities. We occasionally return to the public space attempting to find answers or questions and recover lost meaning.