Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SARCHA with youth workers from Oslo

 SARCHA associates 
Dora Giannaki political scientist, Elena Chantzis architect and Dr Maria Theodorou architect, 
have prepared a short presentation of the work of SARCHA to be discussed with 
visiting youth workers from Oslo, Norway 
at the coffee shop of IANOS bookstore, 
Stadiou 24, Athens, Greece
Friday 30 September 2016 at 11.00  
All welcome.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The One to One format

SARCHA associates
Olga Touloumi (on a short research visit form the US) 
met in London on March 23, 2016 
and entertained SARCHA’s educational imperative. 
A reloading is in the making 
that involves associates’ 
one to one’ thought-assemblage formations.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

SARCHA in Sustainable Architecture Assemblages

In Sustainable Architecture Assemblages Maria Theodorou and David Turnbull discuss SARCHA and ATOPIA

Their chapter is structured in three parts that use different entry points to approach sustainable architecture as a condition of a material assemblage that combines concepts, buildings, structures, educational and professional practices, political and financial conditions, global technologies, local technics, friendships, alliances, weather conditions and apparatuses of capture. Part 1 provides a thinking device for discussing architecture’s lively matter beyond the straitjacket of sustainability guidelines and questions the Siamese birth that ties sustainability to development. In Part 2, Waterbanks – PITCHAfrica case study unfolds the complex assemblage of sustainable architecture operations in Africa. In Part 3, both authors reflect on the architecture knowledge assemblage within which their alternative professional and educational practice emerged. Can their experimentations with ATOPIA and SARCHA be understood as ‘sustainable’ architecture practices?  To formulate differently the chapter’s main question: can ‘sustainable’ architecture be produced only within a different mindset that generates another type of practice and education?


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Belém_An amazonic metropolis -Brazil by SARCHA working meeting

 Our friend Alberto Lima currently in Brazil, 
participated via Skype in the 18/3/2015 Brazil by SARCHA (UK) working meeting. 
Alberto prepared a presentation of his city, Belém, the gateway to the river Amazon in Brazil; he contributed to the ongoing discussion on possible themes to be considered in setting up a Brazil by SARCHA  project. 
 The format/structure of the project is the theme for our next meeting on Wednesday 25/3/2015. 
Updates on meetings will be uploaded on this website 
please sent e-mail at info@sarcha.gr if you would like to join. 
See also previous post on this blog

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Brazil by SARCHA working meetings

In a series of meetings, SARCHA associates and Brazilian like-minded friends are exploring city themes of common interest in the process of setting up a project in Brazil; the initiative started last June with much help from our Brazilian associate Renan Marinho from Fortaleza.
In the latest UK meeting (11/3/2015) organised by Danilo Caporalli Barbosa from Belo Horizonte, SARCHA associates, Maria Theodorou, George Themistokleous, Petros Tsitnidis and friend Giorgio Ponzo met the following group of Brazilians friends and discussed matters of concern in their cities: Luiza Helena Amoroso De Oliveira from Sao Paulo / Barbara Luiza Makowiescky de Espindola from Florianopolis / Yasmim Vieira Uchoa Dias from Salvador / Isabela Camargo Ribeiro Marques from Maceio /  Vivian Oliveira Santos Silva from Salvador /Nattyelle Baeta Brandao Silva from Belo Horizonte/ Carmelia Nunes Carilo Cavalcante from Salvador / Nathalia Maria Menezes Silva from Recife /Iris Maria Costa Fajardo Werneck Loche from Vicosa.
The meeting continues on Tuesday 17/3/2015 
the group will discuss on-line with friends from different cities living currently in Brazil
Updates on meetings will be uploaded on this website, 
please sent e-mail at info@sarcha.gr 
if you would like to join

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Emergent Agency of the Urban

“The ‘open’ architectural ‘education’ structure of SARCHA, 
succeeded in pointing out 
the Emergent Agency of the Urban 
through its research programmes and projects in the crisis ridden Athens:  
Not an abstract container that accommodates conflicts and contradictions, the urban functions as an apparatus, a material device by which the recombination of human, non-human, technical, technological, organic, inorganic matter and matters produces new assemblages that continually reshape empirically and theoretically the conceptualization and understanding of our categorizations.” 
Concluding remarks by SARCHA’s speaker Dr Maria Theodorou 
in the “Athens Radical Futures?” Symposium
 organized by Penny Travlou and Tahl Kaminer and supported by the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape architecture (ESALA) and the Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh, 20.11.2014 http://www.sarcha-architecture.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/athens-radical-futures-symposium-sarcha.html   

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Athens, Radical Futures? Symposium_ SARCHA@ the University of Edinburgh

On November 20 2014
the conceptual framework of the School of Architecture for All (SARCHA) will be presented though a number of its Research programmes and projects at the 
Athens, Radical Futures? symposium 
organized Penny Travlou and Tahl Kaminer 
The event is supported by the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape architecture (ESALA) and the Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh.