As part of "Routes in Marpissa", three day cultural festival on the Greek island of Paros, together with Carolina Vasilikou (architect and lecturer), I will be leading a performative workshop in improvisation and design-by-making.
We will explore site-specific practices in performance and design-by-making using movement, voice, architectural improvisation and the local landscape of Marpissa.
We will explore the "cracks-in-the-salt" - pockets of urban spaces that may have been forgotten, abandoned or disused - in the streets and widenings of the village and will reveal their presence with small scale improvised structures. These structures will be used as playful pieces of movement (and sound) tracing the urban fabric of the village to then be discovered and engaged with by locals and visitors alike. The ingredients of the workshop include our own bodies in motion, vocal improvisations, the widenings and little streets of Marpissa and architectural improvisations with fabric, balsa wood, recycled materials and salt.
Saturday, 25th of August, 19:00 - 21:00, Marpissa