reclaiming public and private spaces in Athens and Piraeus in the most imaginative ways
As a modern landscape architecture project, the Stavros Niarchos Park has been designed in accordance with the principles of viability and sustainability, respecting the surrounding ecosystems and the ever-changing landscape. It is a welcoming and open space, with plantings and an overall character reflecting the Mediterranean landscape.
Archipelagos’ Terrestrial Research Team, is continuing for the 6th year the monitoring of the Mediterranean chameleon population on Samos island. Being aware of the rarity of the species and of the responsibility this brings, Archipelagos began to monitor populations of this rare species since 2009, combining field research with awareness raising efforts.
Phila Place is a project created by the Historical Society of Philadelphia that attempts to connect stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s various areas. Its aim is to intertwine stories of ordinary people of all backgrounds with historical records and present an full picture of the history, culture, and architecture of the city’s neighborhoods; this it does through various formats including text, pictures, audio and video clips, and podcasts so visitors can map their own stories in place and time.
The arts, science and technology Waag is a foundation in the Netherlands focusing on the development of creative forms of technology that help social innovation. Through various studies, development of prototypes and realization of various proposals it helps independent organizations and individuals explore how technology applies in socially oriented innovative methods in various fields such as health, logistics, biotechnology, development of open methods for the dissemination of information etc.
dConstruct is an annual conference being held since 2005 in the first Friday of September. In the first years of its operation it was aimed at Internet professionals such as web developers and web designers; Over the years though, it evolved into an event that not only addresses web technology but also other areas such as design, society, and culture. In other words, the central theme of the event touches on more theoretical issues although a large proportion of the attendees still consists of web professionals (this is to be expected since in the specialized workshops the topics are exclusively technical)l.
Rhizome started operating in 1996 as a mailing list distributed among pioneers of digital art and with time it evolved to a non-profit organization that records and presents the co-existence of art and technology while also organizing exhibitions and events.
Eliezer Yudkowsky is an American writer dealing in subjects such as artificial intelligence and singularity. In 2009 he created LessWrong as a web site that would promote ideas related to rationalism; the site is designed as a blog where articles are presented in chronological order and the members of the community contribute by offering their commentary.
PopTech in an international community of individuals working together on innovative ideas and aiming to improve society; the members of this community come from various fields (technology, design, medicine, sociology, ecology, arts, liberal arts etc.) and the organization’s philosophy is that the most ground breaking solutions occur when people from varying areas and different fields of knowledge collaborate on a common goal.