ΦΙΞFIX 120+ Years Architecture
FIX Game / One Book / One Game
A collaboration between three Cultural institutions in three locations in Athens: Athens Conservatory / Goethe-Institut / EMST.
The Book written by Dora Theodoropoulou FIX 120+ YEAR ARCHITECTURE, Takis Ch. Zenetos – Margaritis Ch. Apostolidis, a turning point in the history of the
building, from EPIKENTRO publications is based on her doctoral dissertation for the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens.
It describes the history of the main FIX building at Syngrou 53, today’s National Museum of Contemporary Art , how it’s reflected through the constant changes and the history of the company over the years. It analyzes the netwrok of factories, the machinery, advertising, and the modernization operations by Takis Zenetos, Margaritis Apostolides and others. In the book, the power of both the buildings architecture and the FIX company is shown throughout time. The history of the FIX beer is great and architecture has always been a very important advertising tool for the company. The book which studies the whole history of FIX in a scientific way and with a historical and theoretical background will be found in most of the central libraries of Greece, in museums and of course in most
bookstores in Athens and Thessaloniki.
FIX 120+ YEARS ARCHITECTURE from EPIKENTRO will be presented on Wednesday 30 MAY 2018, at 15:30, at the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
The book will be discussed by:
• Panagiotis Tournikiotis, Professor at the School of Architecture of the NTUA,
• Dimitris Filippidis, Professor Emeritus of the School of Architecture,
• Costas Moraitis, Professor at the School of Architecture of the NTUA,
• George Tzirtzilakis, assistant professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly,
• Dora Theodoropoulou, Dr. Architect
The presentation will begin with a greeting by the director of the Museum, Katerina Koskina.
FIX GAME is a game born during the PhD thesis.
“FIX 120+ YEARS ARCHITECTURE 1893-2016 +, A PROCESS OF CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION. ARCHITECT TAKIS X. ZENETOS, A TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING “. It’s a game for architects and not, for young and old. It is a Game-History Puzzle showcasing the different transformations of the FIX building. The building, as a living organism, has been constantly changing over time. The mock – up game consists of 7x7cm white squares.
The squares placed next to each other form a three-dimensional structure that “describes” FIX in all four dimensions, and tells the story of the building in a different way. It will be assembled, unassembled and can be re-assembled again, while at the same time it can be spread like a puzzle.
The purpose is to create an architectural discourse that will connect history and space and will be understood by people of all ages. At the same time, it is assimilated that you are part of the story, you are not just a simple observer. You influence it and you can define it, be part of its history.
FIX GAME evolved with the collaboration of artist Elina Theodoropoulou during ART GAMES at the Goethe Institut in February 2018 in a game of space with extensions of philosophical, visual and architectural tools. It’s a game based on counterparts. An experiential game that, to be learned, the player just needs to try to become part of it. The “chessboard”, with its colored squares of contrasts, will be in the Foye of the Museum of Contemporary Art from 25 to 30 MAY and the hours the public can become part of the game will be 12:00 – 14:00.
17 – 30 MAY / Athens Conservatory A game begins on May 17th at the Athens Conservatory – FIX GAME. A game that will be shown amongst others as part of the Games & Politics parallel program organized by the Goethe Institute. (Guided Tour: Thursday 17/5, Friday 18/5, Saturday 19/5, 16:00 – 18:00)
23 – 30 MAY / Goethe Institut Drawings and plans from the research done by Dora Theodoropoulou (architect) for the FIX building in interaction with the art work by Elina Theodoropoulou (visual artist) that have been included in the interactive game FIX GAME. (Guided Tour: Wednesday 23/5, Thursday 24/5, Friday 25/5, Tuesday 29/5, 16:00 – 18:00)
25 – 30 MAY / EMST
FIX GAME – Elina Theodoropoulou / Dora Theodoropoulou on 25th of May comes to its “natural” home at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, formerly FIX factory. FIX GAME is a game of space with extensions of philosophical, visual and architectural tools. (Guided tour: daily at 12:00 – 14:00)
30 MAY / EMST
Presentation of the Book written by Dora Theodoropoulou FIX 120+ YEAR
ARCHITECTURE, Takis Ch. Zenetos – Margaritis Ch. Apostolidis, a turning point in the history of the building, from EPIKENTRO publications is based on her doctoral dissertation for the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens.
31 MAY / EMST / Goethe-Institut / Athens Conservatory
Walk and tour at the three points of Athens. The tour starts at 12:00. from EMS
Opening: 17/05/2018 at 16:00
Duration: 17/05/2018 – 31/05/2018
EMST // Goethe-Institut // Athens Conservatory
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