Geometries exhibition: Public programme


13 MAY 2018

Agricultural University of Athens (Iera Odos 75, Athens)
By metro: Blue Line (Line 3: Egaleo-Doukissis Plakentias Airport) | “Keramikos” station
By bus: Βuses 856 and A16 | “Geoponiki Sholi” stop
By car: Parking space is available in the University grounds (​limited capacity)
Let's meet up at the Agricultural University on Sundays! Workshops, walks, talks, true food as part of Geometries exhibition, to discover and enjoy the urban landscape.
Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).

11:00-14:00 | A Call to Kifissos, HydroLab Attica, by Serkan Taycan

A parade-procession starting from the Agricultural University of Athens will lead all the way to the Kifissos – linking the city to its ancient river. Walking to the rhythms of a festive brass band, Chouska, the parade starting from the University, will walk through Elaionas and Moshato, culminating in a rowing competition by the students of the Agricultural University.

Serkan Taycan focuses on the transformation of urban and rural spaces, and the physical, social and ecological impact of this transformation. He works primarily with photography and maps, and also engages with walking. He lives and works in Istanbul.

Magic Food-Boxes by Troō Food Liberation and rye bread by Betty’s Bakery will accompany you on your walk, giving you energy and good spirits.

Troō Food Liberation is a collective, active since 2009, creating «Real Food». The group’s key manifesto is that unprocessed foods from sustainable harvesting, contributes towards a positive evolution of our sociopolitical, ecological, and collective consciousness, offering a tangible “way out” for the future.
Betty’s Bakery is a bio-certified artisanal bakery working exclusively with sourdough and stone milled organic flour. It supports local communities, respects the environment and innovates in its recipes and work ethic.

Starting point: Iera Odos 75, entrance to University
Duration: 2 hours | Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

17:00 | Dry Summer (Susuz Yaz, 1964), a film by Metin Erksan

Restored in 2008 by The World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/ L’Immagine Ritrovata, Dry Summer is a film of passion. A passion for water as well as the obsessive passion created by forbidden love. Who does water belong to? Can anyone actually own this fundamental life element, “the blood of the earth” as the director describes it?
In 1964, Metin Erksan won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival with the film. Turkish authorities at the time objected to Dry Summer representing the country overseas and placed all kinds of obstacles for its nomination to the Berlin Film Festival. The film walked away with the Golden Bear, but before success could even be celebrated it was ‘taken captive’ and completely forgotten for the next 45 years.

Location: University Central Hall | Duration: 75 minutes | Ιn English without Greek subtitles.

19:00-21:00 | The Origins of Agriculture: An evolutionary and anthropological approach to the symbiotic adventures of man, animals and plants – A lecture by Yannis Manetas

The Neolithic Revolution is considered one of the most important landmarks in the history of life on our planet. It has all the biological characteristics of a symbiosis, where humans and domesticated animals and plants were almost completely codependent. How did this come about? What pushed Paleolithic man to domesticate animals and plants? A strategic achievement or a chance Darwinian evolutionary encounter? Why were so few species domesticated and why these and not others? How was human biology and the history of humanity affected by this codependence?

Yannis Manetas is Emeritus Professor of the Department of Biology at the University of Patras. Besides his academic research, he has published three books of popular science: What Would Alice see in the Land of Plants? (2010), Narratives about Flora: Small stories about Plants that Changed the World (2014), Life Today, Then, Elsewhere and in the Future: The Logic of Biological Systems (2018), all with the University of Crete Publications.

Location: Sideri amphitheatre | Duration: 2 hours
The lecture is part of a 3-day seminar, held on the following dates: Sunday 13, Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 May, at 19:00-21:00. | Reservation is required (please contact infotickets@sgt.gr providing name, surname and mobile phone number).

21:30 | Ecodrome: Curated by Céline Condorelli and Filipa Ramos

Ecodrome is a film programme spread out across five screening sessions which combine documentaries, artists’ films and feature-length films that deal with the consequences of living in a dangerously warmer world for people, animals and landscape alike.
Hosted in Cinema Zagara, deisgned by Céline Condorelli, as a set of mini-architectural structures that pay tribute to Jantar Mantar, an astronomic observatory located in Delhi, India.

This Sunday a series of films dedicated to WATER:
- Thassos, Takis Kanellopoulos, Greece, 1961, 35mm transferred to 16mm, 20 min.
- Lu Tempu di li pisci spada, Vittorio De Seta, Italy, 1954, 35mm transferred to DVD, 11 min.
- Leviathan, Lucien Castaign Taylor and Verena Paravel, France/UK/US, 2012, HD, 87 min
- Inhabitants, Artavazd Peleshian, 1970, Armenia, 35 mm transferred to digital video, 9 min

Location: Cinema Zagara | Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes | Films are screened in English without Greek subtitles.

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