Traditional Shipbuilders in Greece are bound to extinguish.Many of them have given up.Some are still stuggling.With teeth and nails.To preserve and transfer the precious legacy.Responsibility weighing heavy on their shoulders they struggle on. One of them is Dimitris Morakis, on the island of Chios ,with origins from the “sandy beaches of Homer” (Asia Minor) .For over forty years ,since the age of twelve, he’s been fully occupied in the traditional shipbuilding.His many years of experience combined with the gift of creativity in the field of traditional shipbuilding have established him as one of the best of his kind in Greece.Respectfully grounded on tradition but at the same time trying new constructive ideas, Dimitris Morakis works hard with cosistency and devotion heart and boldness using experience and inspiration to make “angels” to sail the Aegean sea.He believes that traditional shipbuilding is the art of the harmonious transformation of the raw material (wood) into a piece of human work ,a proccess involving all the characteristics of the culturally developed human mind,that is, a brilliant combination of art and craft.Deeply rooted in the grounds of an authentic hellenic culture, the true evidence of a thousands-years-old skill, a prospect full of secrets and future challenges Traditional Shipbuilding must be preserved and taught to young people.And that ,becauce the ancient talk between the Tree and the Sea, through Man , ought not to cease.
In 2013, designers Chloe Meineck, Heidi Hinder and Patrick Laing, were supported by the Crafts Council and Bristol's Watershed Media Centre to explore the Internet of Things; smart technology embedded into everyday objects and contexts. Here the makers discuss the on-going progress of their three-month residency projects with Clare Reddington, Director of the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol.
Η εκπομπή "Δρόμοι" της ΕΡΤ-1 με τον Άρη Σκιαδόπουλο αφιερώνεται στον ποιητή και καθηγητή του τμήματος Επικοινωνίας του Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου, Γιώργο Βέλτσο. Η κάμερα τον ακολουθεί στην αίθουσα διδασκαλίας στο Πάντειο, στον Ευαγγελισμό και στο τυπογραφείο.