Nov 4, 2020
Milano Design Film Festival Greece—Athens at Shila Athens with:
Shila Athens Private Viewing
followed by the Discussion:
"Portraits of Handmade (Temporary) Homes. Revisiting Pre-Existing Notions of Contemporary Living"
- Ilias Papageorgiou, Architect, Founder of PILA Studio
- Eftihia Stefanidi, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Shila Athens
- Anna Bonnet, Head Designer & Co-Creative Director of Shila Athens
- Rafika Chawishe, Αwarded Actress, Performer, Theatre maker with the vocal performance "Empty Space—Objects as non-actors—The absence of the artist
Moderator/Curator: Annie Markitanis, Director Milano Design Film Festival Greece & Cyprus
The discussion revolved around the meaning of space in its numerous dimensions and expressions; the essential elements that define a place/space of habitation; How do people feel at home in their body and with others; the space formed internally or externally of the architectural shell, the space we live in, the space we move and breathe in, the space where we dream and create: How can one envision and plan that which does not exist? The importance of envisioning a visually intriguing structure that, at the same time, reflects the vibrant energy of its surrounding; The ways that an internal or external architecture can amplify its surroundings, becoming the catalyst for new definitions of place with a range of sensations, and vice versa, how can space be a teaching source of how we read our city and urban culture; how do we really engage with one's senses; the ways that interior design can amplify the user's awareness and how he/she relates to his/her habitat; What makes an interior design ephemeral or not; The relationship between conscious, articulate design and good functioning;
Space's adaptability and performativity to meet its user's changeable needs and desires; how can space allow space for someone else to create a story within a story?
Production/Organization: MDFF Greece
*Wine and Coffee by Anana @ananacoffeefood #CoffeandFoodPartner of #MDFFGreece
Highlights Video by Konstantinos Hillas