The exhibition focuses on and showcases the uniqueness of the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. as a domain for modern urban and architectural composition. In this perspective, the architectural arrangement is related to Aristotle's wider educational function in the context of the peculiar urban/bourgeois modernization of Thessaloniki, a city with a timeless, multicultural presence.
The core of the exhibition includes both contemporary and historic photographs, drawings, short critically illustrative texts and a volumetric scale model of the campus. The exhibition’s first section, a complex narrative, at the same time historical, urban and architectural, chronologically approaches and analyses the processes that informed the design of the campus, with references to their wider political and cultural context. In the second section, 15 selected individual buildings (and/or complexes) are considered as typical case studies, with detailed references to their typology, structure and aesthetics.
Additional interest arises from the presentation of mass-media material of the time – historic films and copies of relevant publications – that depict the construction of the campus and portray the wider impact that it had on the society. At the same time, the historic material is counterbalanced by the presentation of the contemporary perceptual image of the campus, which utilises photographs offered by the Photographic Club of the School of Architecture (FLASH) and video documentaries that were developed in the context of the course, “The Documentary in Architecture - routes in AUTH”.
30.11.2017 - 21.01.2018
Thursday & Sunday, 10:00 -18:00
Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
€ 6, € 3