ESO Conference: The biggest celebration of architecture and design is coming to the Athens Concert Hall

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On Wednesday May 24th, 2023 ESO Conference for architecture and design will take place for the eleventh time in a row at Alexandra Trianti Hall, Megaron Athens Concert Hall under the general theme ‘Multiverse’ suggesting the coexistence of multiple diverse forms of physical and artificial life.

We focus on a sustainable way to physically inhabit our planet. We crave for the basic principles of coexistence while struggling to protect individuality.  We enter the unknown world of Artificial Intelligence. We explore digital worlds made by humans for humans.

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ESO’s 2022 theme, “CROSSING TERRITORIES” in collaboration with the EU Mies Awards, recognized the uncertainty of social, cultural, political and economic transformations, without preconceptions. 

This year’s theme, “MULTIVERSE”, further bridges theories on the ongoing change with their first consequences on the fields of architecture, design and arts. 

“MULTIVERSE” signifies a range of diverse environments, responding to human needs and moving beyond them, including other forms of physical and artificial life. 

“MULTIVERSE” suggests multiple coexisting environments.

To merge the international knowledge with the local experience, to outline current issues and to prompt further dialogue, Chrissa Stamatopoulou from GRIMSHAW ArchiectsMyrto Kiourti, Georges Batzios – Georges Batzios Architects, Yiorgos Tsolakis – Tsolakis Architects, George Mitroulias – AREA, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto & Momoyo Kaijima – ATELIER BOW WOW, Aires Mateus – Francisco Aires Mateus Arquitectos, Arthur Mamou Mani – Mamou-Mani Ltd Architects, Kristian Villadsen – GEHL, Georges Armaos – Director of Gagosian, London, Iasson Tsakonas – OLIAROS and Elias Messinas – ECOWEEK and Stahis Kalyvas, Greek political scientist who is the Gladstone Professor of Government, at the University of Oxford will take up the stage of Alexandra Trianti Hall at Megaron Athens Concert Hall, on Wednesday, 24th of May. 

Topics will introduce various explorations on inclusivity, critical environmental issues as well new points of view about the ever-growing cities and the ever – changing countryside.

During this year’s ESO, the fifth Archisearch Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony will highlight the work and personality of architects Kyriakos Kyriakidis, Dimitris Antonakakis and Dimitris Philippidis and artist Rena Papaspyrou. The awards are presented by Panos Pangalos, Associate Professor in the University of West Attica, and artist, Ilias Papailiakis.

The event is presented and moderated by Danai Makri, Head of Content of the Design Ambassador.

Presale tickets are now available (early birds & student fare 25 euros). Book now your tickets, here!

Facts & Credits
Project title  ESO 2023 – MULTIVERSE
Typology  Conference, Architecture, Design
Location  Alexandra Trianti Hall, Megaron Athens Concert Hall
Date  Wednesday, May 24th, 2023