Events

CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS/ LECTURES

2016

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Landscape Photography

December 1st, 2016

Lectures by Professor Liz Wells and photographer Nicos Philippou.

Manufactured Landscapes

Liz Wells, Professor in Photographic Culture, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Plymouth University, UK

Sharqi: Topography and Identity (a project presentation)

Nicos Philippou, Communications Department, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

WHEN: Thursday, December 1st, 2016, 1:30- 3:30pm

WHERE: Photography Studio (plateia Iroon), Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol

FURTHER INFORMATION: Tel.: 25002311, http://www.vsmslab.com

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The ‘Exotic’ Other

(Organized by the Cultural and Research Foundation Phaneromenis 70)

November 18th, 2016

Invited speakers:

  • Mr. Nikos Philippou (presentation title: The National Geographic and the Constructions of Cypriot Women) and
  • Mrs. Theopisti Stylianou (presentation title: Engendering a Landscape: the construction, promotion and consumption of the Rock of Aphrodite).
  • Mrs. Despina Nazou (presentation title: “In its absentia the Aegean says and repeats … That’s you! : The symbolism of the Aegean, the ‘sense of place’ and its photographic representations in the context of tourism)

The event was held on November 18th, 2016 (3.00 – 4.30 pm) at the Department of Sociology, University of Cyprus.

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La Cura (a workshop)

16 November – 18 November 2016 at 2:30pm-6:30pm

NeMe with the Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab and the Department of Communication and Internet Studies of the Cyprus University of Technology have launched an open call for participants from the arts, design, hacking, architecture, anthropology, technology, philosophy, and other disciplines.

The workshops, La Cura: Ubiquitous Bodies was led by Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico.

The results from the workshop was included in the exhibition nEUROsis at the NeMe Arts Centre (19/11/2016-18/12/2016) and a PoD publication by the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

Sciences and technology have enormous effects on the ways in which we perceive our body, our interconnectedness with the rest of the world – whether human or non-human -, our health and well-being. LaCura is an open, participatory performance whose aim is to create a social space which links technologies and networks, but also proximity, solidarity and human relations.

When he was diagnosed with a brain cancer in 2012, Salvatore Iaconesi launched La Cura, a global performance, uniting arts, sciences, technologies, design and the whole of society to reframe the meaning of he word “cure”. Going beyond the biopolitics of medicine, data, bureaucracy and administration, the cure was taken back into society, confronting with the world’s complexity and diversity to create a collaborative cure in which everyone has a role and solutions come from the interconnection of approaches, sensibilities, techniques, disciplines, practices, strategies and tactics.

The workshops took place at the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol from 16 November – 18 November 2016 at 2:30pm-6:30pm.

Biographies

Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker. TED Fellow 2012, Eisenhower Fellow since 2013 and Yale World Fellow 2014.
He currently teaches Interaction Design and cross-media practices at the Faculty of Architecture of the “LaSapienza” University of Rome, at ISIA Design Florence, at the Rome University of Fine Arts and at the IEDDesign institute. He produced videogames, artificial intelligences, expert systems dedicated to business and scientific research, entertainment systems, mobile ecosystems, interactive architectures, cross-medial publications, augmented reality systems, and experiences and applications dedicated to providing products, services and practices to human beings all over the world, enabled by technologies, networks and new metaphors of interactions, across cultures and languages. His artworks and performances have been featured worldwide at festivals and conferences.

Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences and is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist and writer.
She has worked together with national governments and the European Union to the creation of best practices, standards and researches in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE), practices for participation and knowledge sharing. Oriana writes critical, scientific, philosophical and poetical texts that connects to technological innovation, and on its cultural, sociological, economic and political impacts. She is an expert on the formal analysis of cultural and social trends, with specific focus on social networks. She creates breakthrough communication campaigns, performances, research methodologies and strategies.

Sponsors

Cyprus Ministry of Education and CultureMedochemieLimassol Coop bankLimassol MunicipalityMeliton farm.

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Museum Day Seminar 2016, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (Nimac)

Saturday, 21 May 2016

This seminar examines the narratives put forward by Cypriot museums and how these influence collective memory and identity. It also examines the roles Cypriot museums currently play in society and the roles they could potentially play as agents of social change.

At the night of the seminar, the book “The Political Museum: Power, Conflict and Identity in Cyprus” was launched.

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World Museum Day. Presentations by 5 designers.

20 April 2016

 2015

photo mikis copyΕνεργοποίηση του κλειστού φωτογραφείου «Φώτο Μύκης» [activation for one day of old photographic studio in old Nicosia Photo Mikis]

28 Νοεμβρίου 2015, 4-9μ.μ.

Η δράση αυτή πραγματοποιήθηκε στο φωτογραφείο «Φώτο Μύκης», το οποίο βρίσκεται στο ιστορικό Κέντρο Λευκωσίας, απέναντι από την Ιερά Αρχιεπισκοπή. Αν και εκτός λειτουργίας, το φωτογραφείο περιέχει ένα τεράστιο αριθμό φωτογραφιών των τελευταίων δεκαετιών.

Η δράση είχε διάρκεια μιας μέρας και αφορά ουσιαστικά την ενεργοποίηση του κλειστού φωτογραφείου «Φώτο Μύκης», παρέχοντας στους επισκέπτες την ευκαιρία να περιεργαστούν το περιεχόμενο του χώρου καθώς και την ευκαιρία να επεξεργαστούν το αρχείο του φωτό Μύκης και να παρακολουθήσουν ένα μικρό ντοκιμαντέρ. Μια συνεργασία της Faneromenis 70 με το VSMSlab.

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Lecture: “Φωτογραφικές αναπαραστάσεις: Νάσος τας Αφροδίτας 1965 και 2015” [Photographic Representations: The Island of Aphrodite 1965 and 2015]

Παρασκευή, 13 Νοεμβρίου, 2015, 7μ.μ.

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Lecture: Μουσεία, Επισκέπτες και Φωτογραφία [Museums, Visitors and Photography], European University Cyprus

Δευτέρα, 16 Νοεμβρίου, 2015, 3:00-6:00 μ.μ.

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Roundtable Discussion: Interdisciplinarity in Art and Design

4 photographers talk about their work

Συζήτηση Στρογγυλής Τραπέζης: 4 φωτογράφοι μιλούν για την δουλειά τους [4 photographers talk about their work]

Μια συζήτηση με τους:

Χαράλαμπο Αρτέμη, Φωτογράφο; Στέλιο Καλλινίκου, Φωτογράφο, Συνιδρυτή του χώρου δράσεων Θκίο Ππάλλιες.; Παναγιώτη Μηνά, Φωτογράφο, Καλλιτέχνη, ελεύθερος επαγγελματία; Νίκο Φιλίππου, Φωτογράφο, Λέκτορα, Τμήμα Επικοινωνίας, Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας

Πέμπτη, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2015, 5:30-7:30μ.μ., Φωτογραφικό Στούντιο (Πλατεία Ηρώων)

2014

Co-organizer, 3rd International Conference of Photography and Theory – a conference organized by the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus University of Technology/VSMS Lab, University of Nicosia, European University and Frederick University.

CUT_0672_PHOTOGRAPHY_AND_CYPRUS_INVRoundtable Discussion: Photography and Cyprus: Time, Place and Identity Editors: Liz Wells, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Nicos Philippou, Publisher: I. B. Tauris, London

Round table discussion speakers: Liz Wells (coordinator), Plymouth University, UK; Nicos Philippou, University of Nicosia; Stavros Karayanni, European University Cyprus; Elena Stylianou, European University Cyprus

December 2014

 CUT_0526_INVITAT_museum_WEBLecture: “From dust collecting museums to interactive and participatory environments – cases from Estonia”

Speaker: Mart Reimann, Department of Leisure Sciences at Tallinn University, Estonia

February 2014

2013

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ΗΜΕΡΙΔΑ: Κυπριακά Μουσεία: Προκλήσεις και Ευκαιρίες

[SEMINAR – Cypriot Museums: Challenges and Opportunities]

March 2013

Η ημερίδα παρουσίασε τα αποτελέσματα της έρευνας «Κυπριακά Μουσεία: Προκλήσεις και Ευκαιρίες» που ανέλαβε το Εργαστήριο Οπτικής Κοινωνιολογίας και Μουσειολογίας. Επίσης, έγινε μια εισήγηση για τη δημιουργία ενός ανεξάρτητου συνδέσμου Κυπριακών μουσείων και άρχισε ένας διάλογος γύρω από θέματα που απασχολούν τα μουσεία και πολιτιστικά ιδρύματα της Κύπρου.

Παρουσιάσεις και φωτογραφίες της ημερίδα

MUSEUMS NIGHT - Invite (MOEC 2013) ENLecture by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert at the National Art Gallery with title «Museum Experience: Past, Present and Future

May 2013

2012

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Co-organizer, 2nd International Conference of Photography and Theory – a conference organized by the Cyprus University of Technology – VSMS Lab, University of Nicosia, Cyprus University, European University and Frederick University

November 2012

CUT_0345_INVITAT_LIZ_WELLS.aiLecture by Liz Wells with title «Seeing Ourselves through the Eyes of Others»

November 2012

Tsimentografia documentary at CUTLecture and screening of the movie «Cementography»/ «Τσιμεντογραφία»

2011

seminar-e-cardCo-organizer, «Museum and Memory»– a conference organize
by Leventio Museum and the Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab

May 2011

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Lecture by Andreas Chatsilouka with title «The Challenge of Reviving the Costas Argyrou Museum.

May 2011

2010

 final posterOrganizer, 1st International Conference of Photography and Theory – a conference organized by the Cyprus University of Technology

November 2010

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