Online Video Conference

30 October 2020 | PATRAS, GREECE
University of Patras, School of Architecture

The Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών (UPATRAS; Greek for Department of Architecture, University of Patras) was founded in 1999 with the aim of preparing its students for leading careers in the design of the built environment. The Department of Architecture is among Europe’s Top–50 Schools of Architecture according to the Domus list; the only School of Architecture in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Department of Architecture’s “Master in Architecture and Urban Design” Program MAUD Mediterranean Futures, which focuses on advanced architectural design of urban, peri-urban and natural environments, established a collaboration with the Creative Food Cycles (CFC) project by addressing contemporary challenges related to food and urban sprawl, strategic spatial planning and coastal development trends. Profiting from its research framework of Mediterranean Futures, the MAUD pushes for the expansion of the scope of study into contemporary urban phenomena that are common in the entire Mediterranean basin.

The involvement of the University of Patras in the CFC project network represents an added-value to widen the exchanges between creatives, architects, designers and invited guests related to the topic of food within the Mediterranean area, profiting from the multidisciplinary platform of the Master Program. The activities carried out during the two-year project will be discussed in the Webinar among partners, local stakeholders and academic guests, while projects and prototypes will be presented directly by the creatives who developed them.

Webinar Activities

Fri 30 October 2020 _ 11:00 15:00 (Athens Time) / 10:00 14:00 (Rome Time)

11:00 – 12:00 Introduction: Opening speeches

  • 11:00 – 11:20 Key note: Food, City & Landscapes. Med perspective
    Yannis Aesopos (UPATRAS – School of Architecture)
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Key note: Multi-cities, Landscape and New agri-culture. Innovation for preservation
    Manuel Gausa Navarro (University of Genoa – DAD)
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Key note: Circular Dynamics – Emerging Peripheries
    Jörg Schröder (Leibniz University Hannover – IES)

12:00 – 12:45 CFC Inputs: Project activities

  • 12:00 – 12:15 Input: CFC experiences Barcelona
    Chiara Farinea, Mohamed Elatab (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Input: CFC experiences Hannover
    Emanuele Sommariva, Sabrina Sposito (for Leibniz University Hannover – IES)
  • 12:30 – 12:45 Input: CFC experiences Genova
    Silvia Pericu, Giorgia Tucci (University of Genoa – DAD)

12:45 – 13:30 Projects and Prototypes 
Thematic inputs on Food & Product design prototypes by: Irene De Natale, Sara Di Raimondo, Giulia Geri, Ilaria Tornaboni, Stella Femke Rigo, Noemi Campion, Federica Vicini, Luigi Scala

13:30 – 14:15 UPatras Inputs: Local experiences

  • 13:30 – 13:45 Input: Etiquette | Pataphysical Food Protocols
    Leonidas Papalampropoulos (UPATRAS – School of Architecture)
  • 13:45 – 14:00 Input: Edible Architectures, scale 1:1
    Alexandra Stratou (UPATRAS – School of Architecture)
  • 14:00 – 14:15 Input: Food Waste Rituals in Public
    Konstantinos Grivas (UPATRAS – School of Architecture)

14:15 – 15:00 Round Table and Food interaction
moderation by: Manuel Gausa Navarro (UNIGE – DAD) Yannis Aesopos (UPATRAS)


The webinar will be held in English, and is open to the public via Zoom Conferencing. Please register by filling the following fields or sending an email to, to receive your Zoom invitation


University of Patras, School of Architecture
within the Program MAUD Mediterranean Futures
Campus Rio Achaia, 26504 Patras, Greece