International Museum Day 2018: "Shedia" Street Magazine at the Benaki Museum
International Museum Day 2018: "Shedia" Street Magazine at the Benaki Museum
138 PIREOS ST.
SUN 20/05/2018
On the occasion of the celebration of the 2018 International Museum Day, with the theme "Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics", the Benaki Museum “visits” 138 Pireos St. with the greek street paper SHEDIA (www.shedia.gr), presenting the paper’s activity and its contribution to society. Through up-cycling and comic writing workshops, screenings, photographic exhibitions as well as a series of experiential discussions with the people of SHEDIA and their collaborators, the audience will have the opportunity to discover the world of SHEDIA and to be informed on the philosophy, story and evolution of the magazine.

At the same time, a new collaboration is launched between the Benaki Museum Shop and ‘shedia art’ (www.shediaart.gr), the new project of "Shedia", a deeply social and profound environmental program which builds on and promotes up-cycling.

 

E V E N T   S C H E D U L E

ART WORKSHOP: "Rebuilding Life: "shedia art" / upcycling"

TIME: 11:00 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 13:30

A practical presentation on how old unsold ‘shedia’ street papers could be up-cycled and transformed into objects of great aesthetics and quality.

1) Basket creation workshop

DURATION: 60’

PARTICIPATION: 15 participants and 2 educators

Ages: adults and children (10+)

2) Two workshops on brooch creation

DURATION: 20’

PARTICIPATION: 15 participants and 2 educators

Ages: adults and children (6+)

 

CREATIVE WRITING & COMICS WORKSHOP

TIME: 11:30 – 13:30

A two-hour workshop on creative writing and comic book writing.

The educators:

The cartoonist and comic creator Soloup (Antonis Nikolopoulos) and the philologist Kelly Daskala.

PARTICIPANTS: 15

Ages: adults and children (13+)

Duration: 2 hours

 

DISCUSSING ON "SHEDIA" PROJECT

A. “Shedia” of humanity and solidarity

TIME: 12:00 – 13:00

Panel:

Dimitra Piagkou, seller of the “shedia” street magazine

Elena Papadimitriou, journalist

Youlika Skafida, actress

Rosalyn Benjamin, Grant Manager, Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Coordinated by:

Eleonora Orfanidou, journalist and the editor in chief of Athens 9,84 cultural department.

 

B. "Shedia" of constructive journalism

TIME: 15:00 – 16:00

Panel:

Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, seller of the “shedia” street magazine

Amalia Atsalaki, clinical psychologist-psychotherapist at OKANA and associate professor at the Department of Psychology, Panteion University

Kostis Prouskas, Psychologist – Dr Gerontology, President and CEO of AKTIOS Elderly Care Units

Spyros Zonakis, journalist of the “shedia” street magazine

Coordinated by:

Christos Alefantis, editor in chief of the "shedia" street magazine

 

EXHIBITIONS

-    A photography exhibition by the "shedia" street magazine sellers titled “Images of our other self”

A photo exhibition by photographer Yannis Zindrilis on the visits of the National Homeless Group to refugee centers, 2016-2017, titled "A Game for a Better Life".

 

A presentation of works by the cartoonists Michalis Kontouris and Tasos Anastasiou, who have been published at ‘shedia’ and have received international awards.

 

At the same time, in the atrium of the Benaki Museum/Pireos 138, visitors will have the chance to visit THE "shedia art" HOUSE, while in the surrounding area they will get their own "shedia" by two well-known sellers, the reporter Elena Papadimitriou and the actress, Youlika Skafida.

 

 

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INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS

138 PIREOS ST.
OPENING HOURS:

20.05.2018, 10:00 - 18:00

TICKETS:

Admission free

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