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Sociology Week 2018

(Re)structuring Contemporary Cityscapes

When: March 12 – 16, 2018

Where: Deree Faculty Lounge

Organized by: Sociology Society

The Sociology Society in collaboration with the Communications Department and with the support of the Education Unites Program, the Psychology Society and the Film Club, organizes a series of activities, panels and workshops.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

Or visit FB page: Deree Sociology Society

The Sociology Week takes place in the context of the GLAA Interinstitutional Visit Program 

Certificates of attendance will be awarded to participants


Monday, March 12

15:00-16:00 Panel: (Re)Constructions and Representations of Athens

  • Liz Langridge-Noti “Through the Eyes of the Ancients: Ancient Perceptions of Athens”
  • Georgia Giannakopoulou “Whose Athens? Modern Representations of Athens”
  • Dimitris. Emmanouil, (EKKE) “Reconstructing the Dominant Athens Cityscape? Some notes on the past and future of areas of high density apartment building”

16:15-17:30 Film screening and discussion

  • “Films and the City” Introduction by Dr Melenia Arouh
  • Film screening: Paris, I Love you & New York, I Love you


Tuesday, March 13

12:30-13:30 Psychology Society Panel: ‘Mad’ Cities: Urbanicity, Violence and Mental Health

  • Dr Eva-Manolia Syngelaki
  • Dr Eleni Vousoura

13:40-15:00 Panel and student workshop: Dystopian Experiences of the City

  • Dr Manos Skoulas “Phobopoleis: The Construction of Fear in Modern Urban Spaces”.
  • Dr Gregory Katsas “Urban Dystopias: Interpretations of the City as Invisible Space”
  • Dr Eleftheria Trikalinou “Making Visible: The Inhabitation of Urban Public Space by Irregular Immigrants”


Wednesday, March 14

13:00-15:00 Film screening and student workshop

  • “No Lies” by Fridoon (Education Unites student)
  • Multi-Media Student Workshop: Contemporary Urban Experiences (see ongoing events)


Thursday, March 15

13:40-15:00 Panel: From Mapping the Megalopolis to Planetary Urbanization:  Lessons in 21st Century Urbanization

  • Dr Jennifer Johnson (Kenyon College)
  • Dr Glen Kuecker,(DePaw University)
  • Shannan Mattiace (Allegheny College)

 15:15-16:00 Film Screening

  • Barbanel and B. Nugent Refugees create a vision for themselves in Athens through film” (Melissa Network -compilation of videos)

16:15-16:30 Debriefing session

  • Presented by Elpida Bograkou (Sociology Society)

Soundscapes/Landscapes Urban Walk in Athens

16:30-17:00 Brief presentation of the Onassis Cultural Center (Stegi) Soundscapes/Landscapes Project by Dr Tim Ward

17:00 Departure for the Soundscapes/Lanscapes Urban Walk in Athens

  • Those interested in participating in the Soundscapes/Landscapes urban walk will need to have a smartphone (Android or Apple), a pair of headphones and download an app and associated media content. Full instructions are available from the organizing team


Friday, March 16

15:00 Visit to Eleonas Camp and on-site presentation by the Vice-Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization Lefteris Papagiannakis (The bus will depart from the main gate at 15:00)

Ongoing Events:

  • The Student Multi-Media Exhibit on Contemporary Urban Experiences

The photos, videos, texts and other material that will be produced by students for the multi-media exhibit will be displayed throughout the week. Students will discuss their work in the workshop scheduled for Wednesday 14 March.

  • The Athens Experience Website

The website and the material included on the city of Athens will be created by CN students.

  • John S. Bailey Library Book exhibit

The book exhibit will display books on Athens from the acg libraries collections. The exhibit is organized by Dr Georgia Giannakopoulou, and Vicky Tseroni, Associate Dean of Libraries.