The Museum of Modern Architecture at the Mediterranean
UMAR Summer School, Ioannina – Greece, 4 -10 September 2022
The Greek Association of Architects (SADAS-PEA), CRISIS Lab and the Department of Architecture of the University of Ioannina are announcing this year’s UMAR Summer School in Epirus, Greece. The workshop will be hosted at Ioannina, one of the Epirus’s region most vibrant and historical cities, for an intensive week between September 4th and September 10th. University of Ioannina include the neoclassical Papazoglou building at the city center and Aris Konstaninides’s XENIA seminal modernist hotel premises at the port of Igoumenitsa. The Summer School will be co- organised with do.co.mo.mo gr. and Ctrl_Space Lab collaborative architecture platform.
Addressing the themes proposed by UMAR for this year’s Summer School, this proposal, under the title The Museum of Modern Architecture at the Mediterranean (MMAM) answers to a synthesis of the following questions: a collective study of 20th century architectural heritage, architectural education and the contemporary challenges and opportunities it faces, sustainable heritage and adaptive reuse.
Participants will be called to map out and narrate both the distinct local Mediterranean 20th century architectural traditions, and the common elements and conditions.
Specific attention will be paid in defining areas of controversy and in constructing the tools enabling their negotiation and representation, especially when asked to communicate them to the wider audiences of MMAM. Participants will be asked to co- form a nomadic exhibition in a hybrid of contemporary digital and physical tools and representations with the intention to present it in different local contexts and spaces. The Workshop situates itself in an interstice space between (history, critique)theory and design. In that, it attempts to address the topic of an identity (modern Mediterranean architecture) and its representation(s) in an open and critical manner.
MMAM will be open to 18 participants with a priority in diversity and representation of different architectural cultures from the wider Mediterranean regional community.
Registration Opens on the 1st of May 2022 and will be open for a full month. Applications, including a short CV, a sample of design portfolio (10MB max.) and a paragraph of intent (outlining the reasons for applying to the Summer School), as well as any questions regarding the Summer School shall be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
All future communication and updates regarding MMAM Summer School will be published through the dedicated fb page @MMAMSummerWorkshop to be found at this address https://www.facebook.com/MMAMSummerWorkshop .
The MMAM team: Carolos Galanos, Maria Kriara, Nikolas Patsavos, Yannis Zavoleas