AAO: ETHICS / AESTHETICS International Conference 02

Benaki Museum Athens
6 – 7 June 2011

Following on the first International Conference of the ΑΑΟ : Ethics / Aesthetics, held at the Athens School of Fine Arts, the six Academic Workshops, and the Athens Here and Now actions with interactive works in downtown Athens, the ΑΑΟ project organizes a second International Conference at the Benaki Museum, Pireos St Annex.

The first conference explored ethics and aesthetics as a broader platform in terms of its theoretical foundation and the spatial translations of this relationship in the new spatial and curatorial practices, in artworks and in architectural, urban and topological applications.

The second Conference, taking place on June 6 & 7, 2011 at the amphitheater of the  Benaki Museum, Pireos St Annex, presents the projects of the participants in the main exhibition, the inventive strategies they adopted and their works’ media and objectives in an attempt to assess today’s pressing social and ecological needs and the ways they are addressed.

Curator: Lina Stergiou. Organizers: Maria Panayides, Lina Stergiou

Conference program:

Monday, 6 June 2011

16:30            Enrollment

17:00            Official opening of conference

Inaugural addresses

17:20            Lina Stergiou

17:30            Cameron Sinclair/Architecture for Humanity

18:00            John Peterson/Public Architecture

18:30            Santiago Cirugeda/Recetas Urbanas

19:00            Annie Platanioti/Alexandros Tombazis Architects


20: 30           Official opening of exhibition

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

16:30            Enrolment

17:00            Mauricio Corbalan and Teddy Cruz

17:30            Ross Evans/Worldbike

18: 00           Matt Passmore and Teresa Aguilera/Rebar

18:30            Corinne Matesich/Futurefarmers

19:00            Eelko Moorer

19:30            Joan Heemskerk and Dirk Paesmans/Jodi



Moderator: Lina Stergiou, concept – curator AAO project

The AΑO project provides no certainties. On the contrary, its principles call upon us to a collective engagement so as to contribute to the resolution of our crucial, challenging problems and urge us to go from idle contemplation to thinking through synergy. All actions are based on a model of expanded collaboration within a network of professionals, public and private bodies, educational institutions and museums.