29 JUN 2017
The discussion will be held in Greek.
The discussion will focus on the main principles of Zenetos' research on the city and house of the future, and the reevaluation of “Electronic Urbanis” in line with the recent technological and social developments.
On June 29, 2017, 40 years will have passed since the death of Takis Ch. Zenetos. An exponent of a visionary and radical modernism, Zenetos has been acknowledged as one of the leading figures of the 20th century Greek architecture. Not only a renowned designer with an excellent knowledge of technology, Zenetos was a tireless researcher who designed visionary projects responding to the demands of a world much more advanced than Greece back in the ‘70s. Studying articles in scientific journals of the time, Zenetos defined accurately many of the electronic applications which determine everyday life in the 21st century, such as ‘tele-working’ and ‘tele-services’, and designed a wide range of innovative infrastructures in different scales.
The detailed presentation of the Electronic Urbanism research project in the exhibition Tomorrows offers the opportunity to re-approach Zenetos' visionary work. The discussion will focus on the main principles of Zenetos' research on the city and house of the future, and the reevaluation of Electronic Urbanism in line with the recent technological and social developments. Moreover, the event will attempt to highlight some hidden aspects of the Greek modernism and 1960s visions.
Panos Dragonas, Architect, Professor at the University of Patras
Lydia Kallipoliti, Architect, Assistant Professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Manolis Marmaras, Architect, Professor at the Technical University of Crete
Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Architect, Associate Professor at the University of Thessaly
read moreEntrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
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