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Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map

Idea: Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez, Jorge Martin Garcia, Yukari Sakata

Coordinator: George Stamatakis

Athens School Of Fine Arts 2018

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Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map is a collaborative art project that seeks to explore situated –or site-specific– questions of crisis, resistanceand becoming, through the creation of a political fiction that takes the shape of a multi-layered map in-the-making. Each strata of the map has its own materiality and texture, yet they all –text, graphic and video– emerge and develop through the interaction with each other, that is, through a mutual feeding that enables the actual growth of the map. The text above and the city of Athens are the initial sites from which the map emerges. The two are sites to explore, to interrogate and to reconfigure collectively. Each creator is asked to choose a word from the text and then a place in the city that gives a situated meaning to the former.

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Embodied encounters and conversations among creators across those places are the lived mediums that activate the process of co-construction of the map. Connections and resonances as well as tensions and antagonisms arise. Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map becomes the attempt to translate them all onto a tangible artefact from/through which to discuss collectively the political potential of this fiction as well as to challenge its very desirability.

This exhibition presents the outcome of this process, which has taken place in Athens in June 2018. However, Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map is by no means a closed project. Its ultimate aim is to serve as an open-source device of construction of collective imaginaries and representations of counter-power. That is to say, a tool to be shared and re-appropriated so as to defy hegemonic narratives and regain agency amidst all-pervading crisis. Thus, alongside the exhibition, we would like to kindly invite you to an open discussion about the project that will take place at the opening event on 20thJune at 12.00pm. at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

 

Idea: Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez, Jorge Martin Garcia, Yukari Sakata

Yukari Sakata (theatre director and visual artist) and Jorge Martín García (architect and artist) have worked in collaboration for three years. They are the authors of “Dear Gullivers”, which is being shown in the Spanish Pavilion at the XBI Venice Biennale of Architecture (2018). The project, which was developed through a series of chapters in different sites in Japan and the UK, explores “place” as a network of interconnected narratives coming from different contexts and in permanent change. Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez (architect and anthropologist), who is researching self-organised spaces of provision of care and welfare in Athens, has joined them in this new project in the Greek capital.

 

Creators:

 

Takako Abe

Spuridoula Ashmakh

Ara Bogosian

Rafika Chawishe

Konstantina Economou

Thomas Galatos

Stelios Kapetanakis

Maria Karakitsou

Konstantinos Kotsis

Odette Kouzou

Galini Lazani

Isabella Margara

Tatiana May Kallergi

Louiza Papangelou

Katerina Papazissi

Christina Sgouromiti

Marianna Stefanitsi

Eleni Tsamadia

Antonis Vasilakis

Valia Papastamou

Global Journal of Educational Studies (USA). Vol 4, No1

Topic : Teacher Education through Art: How to Teach Social Sciences through Artwork –The Student-Teachers’ Views

Vasiliki Brinia, Reni Giannimara, Paraskevi Psoni, George Stamatakis

http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/gjes/article/view/12607/10182

 

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Abstract

The present paper aims at presenting an innovative approach to educating teacher-candidates through the art. More specifically, it aims at exploring the benefits of this approach for student-teachers and for their future teaching of social science subjects. It is an experiential approach, based on a multi-level methodology, developed and implemented through the collaboration of the Teacher Education Program of Athens University of Economics and Business with the Aalto University and the Athens School of Fine Arts. After the completion of the implementation of the specific teaching method, the student-teachers have been interviewed, in order to detect their views on the effectiveness of this method, which has been introduced for the first time in the Teacher Education field in Greece. The results are positive with the interviewees reporting having achieved an in-depth and multi-perspective understanding of the matter in discussion as well as enhanced collaborative skills among other benefits