Digital design programs dominate contemporary educational process for trainees. And for trainers too? How knowledge and experience of digital design and our digital existence on social media is transformed into an educational methodology and practice about design itself? This research presents the educational method of the synthetic course (spring semester of the 3rd year) at the school of Architecture NTUA for the ac. years 2020 – 2021, and propose, as an answer to the preliminary questions, a meeting of trainers and trainees in a synchrony of multiple intangible knowledge fields. Objectives of the course were: • Combining multiple, different sources of information • Keeping a history of the design process and constant reference to it • General participation in the monitoring of the process • The possibility of multiple specialization The course was organized in three phases: initial conception of the idea of each group, elaboration and finalization, while intermediate presentations with external guests made them distinct. The process of transition from collective to personalized and from generic to specific, characterized each phase. The first was organized through three individual exercises, while the second and third, were structured by three individual laboratories (geometry, structural, construction), which operated simultaneously by type and evolution of each student group. Keeping up with the design history of each group, unveiled the restoring of “lost” information and making the production time non-linear. Thus, the history compilation of each learner, his continuous exposure to everyone and his constant reference to the history, made them the context, and the multiplicity of the processed information as the importance of each design object. Finally, visualizing the results with a multiple tree diagram, a cloud of information is designed, which is recognized as a common place of recording a collective practice and a place (s) of its multiple readings / forms.
George Parmenidis: Architect-engineer, Doctoral Degree, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1976, 1982. Peer Professor of theoretical and scientific applications on architectural space and communication – architecture of public and outdoor space, interior design, furniture design, industrial design -, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens. Director of Postgraduate studies at the NTUA School of Architecture: “Architecture, Design of Space”, 2003-2020. He has participated in 16 research programs, either as a principal member of the research group, or as the scientific project manager: Hellenic Organization of Small Medium Sized Enterprises and Handicraft S.A., 1990-1993, 2000; Ideal Group Athens, 1996-1997; Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways S.A., 1997-1999; Hellenic Ministry for the Environment Physical Planning and Public Works, 1999-2004; Hellenic Parliament, 2007-2009; Athens Prefecture, 2009-2010, Region of Attica, 2012-2014, Fab Lab Athens, 2016-2018. He has many scientific publications on architecture and design research, scientific articles and presentations in conferences, with main topics: design theory, methodology, and conceptual tools. He has a continuous and awarded design practice since 1980, especially on interior design, furniture design, museography, with main clients: Historical Museum of Heraklion (2014-2015), Onassis Cultural Center (2011-2014, 2016-2021), Hellenic Parliament (2003, 2012-2013), National Art Gallery and Alexandros Soutsos Museum(1992-2021), National Sculpture Gallery(2004-2013), Athens Prefecture (2009), Greek Exchanges SA (2008), Hellenic Ministry for Culture (2000, 2004, 2016-2021), General Secretariat of Sports (2004), Zacharias G. Portalakis S.A. Brokerage Firm (2002, 2003), National Bank of Greece – Cultural Foundation (1993-2002), ET2 Public Television Channel (1997), Varangis Furniture Industry (1991-1999), Athens Concert Hall (1992).
Chrysoula Karadima, architect engineer (NTUA, 1997), Ph.D cand. at the National Technical University of Athens, Department of Architecture, Interdisciplinary Postgraduate program “Design-Space-Culture” of the NTUA Department of Architecture, (2003). Participant as auxiliary and guest lecturer in courses at the National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture from 2009 until today. Her research interests focuses on the meaning of architectural space and the interactive relationship between body motion and space in performing arts. Her research work has been published and presented in international world conferences and exhibitions. (Space Syntax symposium 2003,2005, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Ats 2015, Athens intersection Trigono, 2017 e.t.c.) She has participated in research programs and she has organized workshops in her field of interest. Since 1997, she is a registered architect in Athens working in big scale projects in Greece and Cyprus. As an architect she has received several awards for her completed architectural projects and also in many European architectural competitions.
Architect-engineer MA, MSc, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, 1998, 2000. She was appointed as a Lecturer in 2013 and as an Assistant Professor in 2016 in Section III “Architectural Language of Communication and Design” of the School of Architectural Engineering NTUA. with the subject “Theoretical Investigation and Design of Public Private Spaces and Objects”. He has participated in 14 research programs, either as a principal member of the research group, or as the scientific project manager: Hellenic Organization of Small Medium Sized Enterprises and Handicraft S.A., 1990-1993, 2000; Ideal Group Athens, 1996-1997; Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways S.A., 1997-1999; Hellenic Ministry for the Environment Physical Planning and Public Works, 1999-2004; Hellenic Parliament, 2007-2009; Athens Prefecture, 2009-2010, 2012-2013. Publications: scientific articles and papers in conferences, with the main research interest of design theory and specifically the investigation of the design process through diagrams. Research programs: participation in research programs of the NTUA, as a member of the research team. She has a continuous and awarded design practice since 2000, especially on interior design, furniture design, museography, with main clients: Ministry of National Defense (2001-2004), Onassis Cultural Center (2011-2014, 2016-2021), Hellenic Parliament (2012-2013), Historical Museum of Heraklion (2014-2015), National Art Gallery and Alexandros Soutsos Museum (2014-2021), Hellenic Ministry for Culture (2016-2021).
Aggeliki-Sofia Mantikou: Architect Ph.D cand. at the Department of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens as a scholarship holder of ELKE NTUA, with Mr. G. Parmenidis as supervisor. She graduated with “excellent” from the undergraduate department of Architectural Engineering of the University of Thessaly (2011) and with “excellent” from the postgraduate program “Design-Space-Culture” of the Department of Architecture, as a scholarship holder of IKY (2015). Her field of research concerns interdisciplinary and idiosyncratic methods of interaction of art and architecture. She participated as an artist in the 15th Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean in 2011, has participated in more than 6 group exhibitions as an artist and has curated the group exhibition “#ReflectionThePlate”, at the Gastronomy Museum in 2015 in Athens. Her research work has been published in international world conferences and scientific journals, while she is currently participating in the research project “ID (I – Design _ Idiosyncratic Meta Design) Temperamental Procedures for Reading and Creating a Post-Object in Modern Industrial Design” with research team: Zafeiropoulos Theodoros, Psychoulis Alexandros, Angeliki-Sofia Mantikou, Athanasios Faragas. Provides auxiliary teaching work in the Department of Architecture NTUA from 2018 until today.