Urban Catalyst: Διεθνές εργαστήριο σχεδιασμού για φοιτητές και νέους αρχιτέκτονες.

Urban Catalyst Διεθνές εργαστήριο σχεδιασμού για φοιτητές και νέους αρχιτέκτονες. Οργάνωση – σχεδιασμός εργαστηρίου: Δήμητρα Φύγκα Maltepe University, Instanbul Irem Falay Mollaahmetoglu, ITU σε συνεργασία με το Σύλλογο Αρχιτεκτόνων Θεσσαλονίκης. Στο εργαστήριο, διάρκειας από 27/8 έως 2/09/2017 θα συμμετέχουν 20 φοιτητές από την Κωνσταντινούπολη και 10 από την Ελλάδα. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και δήλωση συμμετοχής επικοινωνήστε στο [email protected] Brief: Urban Catalyst. An international workshop on Syggrou Street, Thessaloniki 27.08- 02.09 Structural changes and the economic crisis have radically affected the old commercial center of Thessaloniki in different ways. The Axe of Syggrou is an example of a process of gradual abandonment: Where once business pulsated, now closed stores and workshops, vacant apartment houses, disused offices, some empty plots and old semi destroyed buildings are forming a silent, almost uncanny streetscape- still physically intact, but without action, noise and life. We consider the state of vacancy and abandonment as an open ground for possibilities. This «pending» urban situation, a vacuum, where former uses have ended and the future is still to come, bears in its condition of uncertainty, a huge creative potential. The workshop will try to discuss and explore tools, tactics / strategies that can «activate» and initiate new urban situations: recycling and appropriation, repurpose, conversions, temporary use of existing structures, transforming / remodeling / rebuilding, minimal or radical spatial interventions … The workshop program will include evening lectures/presentations by architects and young creative professionals from different fields . Students from Architecture and Design or recent graduates who wish to participate in the workshop are very welcome. There are no fees for the workshop. For further information please contact [email protected]