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ECOWEEK 2021 on Aegina: Activities on History, Tourism and Sustainable Design

ECOWEEK, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability, has announced that its 2021 event will be in hybrid form and include a series of online and in-situ activities on the Greek island of Aegina during August 29 – September 4.

The organization is inviting young architects and designers to a unique series of design workshops, lectures, films and public participation discussions, on architecture, sustainable design, history and tourism.

The ECOWEEK lecture sessions and workshops are short, focused, solution-oriented, condensed and highly effective in providing young architects and designers with a strong basis to become familiar with the principles of sustainable design and green buildings.

Online

Experts, architects and designers from Greece, Europe and the United States will share their expertise on youth innovation, social and sustainable design, placemaking and public participation in online lectures on Monday, August 30. Then online design workshops will develop – online – real projects on locations on Aegina led by expert architects and designers from Greece and abroad. They will cover a variety of areas, from placemaking and 3-d printing, to thermal bath spa sustainable design and public participation on Sustainable Tourism and sustainable practices with local businesses and residents.

In-situ on Aegina

Experts from Greece and Europe will join ECOWEEK for outdoor events at selected historic locations on Aegina:

– a tour of local architecture with architect Anastasis Papadakis
– a free-hand sketching session with architect Elias Messinas
– film screening of Andreas Dalsgaard’s ‘The Human Scale’ featuring Jan Gehl and his 40-year ground-breaking work on cities and public spaces in Europe, the US, India and China.

In addition, a presentation of the Marbles of the Parthenon international call for ideas will take place. The call is under the initiative of ECOWEEK and PAREMVASI aiming towards a sustainable solution.

Moreover, ECOWEEK will host for the first time in Greece, a concert of the Recycling Band, a group of talented craftsmen and musicians from Poland who have a very unique secret: their instruments are built of recycled containers! ECOWEEK 2021 participants can learn how to create quality instruments from waste materials.

“The message that ECOWEEK brings to Aegina, is a message of sustainability and innovation”, says Elias Messinas, founding chairman of ECOWEEK.

“At Aegina we will address preservation of historic heritage, exploration of natural resources that can attract tourism and support the local economy, and we will engage the local community and businesses in a call for innovation in sustainable design and practices for zero pollution.”

All in-situ activities are open and free to the public. Pre-registration is required. The events will take place following Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions as set by the Greek government.

More details and registration form can be found here.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication sponsor of the Ecoweek 2021.

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