In the framework of the Alien project, Technopolis City of Athens, in cooperation with Eleusis 2021-European Capital of Culture, organizes Amorφous, a 9-day summer camp including a variety of, free of charge, interdisciplinary workshops, events and exhibitions.
From the 1st to the 9th of July, distinguished academics, restless teachers and innovative designers together with children, students and migrant communities will try to understand and interpret such a complex issue as the migration flows in Europe: still fluid, without a consolidated form, setting at the same time new vital questions.
Eleusis, town with a long history, a strong multicultural character and also a great cultural heritage, is the most appropriate place for Amorφous. One of the five sacred cities of antiquity turns into an industrial zone on the 20th century and, for more than 100 years, its population is altered and continuously mixed with refugees, internal and external migrants. Nowadays, festivals, associations, citizens along with Eleusis’s communities form the country’s newer cultural history transforming the city into a European cultural capital.
Amorφous program includes a variety of workshops that combine innovative teaching methods and methodologies of social sciences, economics, education and communication design. Visual narrations, arts, animation, storytelling, crafts along with an open air cinema and a comfort-space will be combined and create an alternative narratives’ patchwork in various spots, spread in the city of Eleusis. Amorφous concludes with an exhibition of the workshops’ collaborative outcomes, together with the first projects’ presentations of the students participating in Alien.
*Attendance is free. Due to limited capacity, registration is mandatory in the links provided under each event. *
*Register here until Friday, June 23!*
What is the Alien project?
The Alien (Advanced Learning and Inclusive EnviroNment) project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and is implemented by the Polish Japanese Academy of Information Technology-Poland, the Warsaw School of Economics-Poland, Glyndwr University-UK, the University of the West of Scotland-UK, the Aalto University-Finland and Technopolis City of Athens-Greece. The project aims at contributing to greater equity and social cohesion within Europe, through a series of knowledge-exchange activities with diverse stakeholders (academics, national and local authorties, migrant communities and organisations) and through the understandingof complexities of migration. Alien activities include living labs, working groups among students, academics and experts, an open digital platform, as well as handbooks of education methodologies and scenarios for workshops materials for direct use in the teaching curriculum.