• Artist - Architecture, Intallation, Performance
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Koumarianou Eleanna holds Bachelor in Interior Architecture, Decoration and Object Design from the Faculty of Art and Design, T.E.I. of Athens and Masters Degree in Master of Design in Interior Design with Distinction at the University of The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland

You can see the artist's artwork here

PROJECT 1

KOINOSPOROS (2014)

design proposal for a contest

The proposal is about the "cross" between building blocks on Magnitwn & Don Daleziou Streets on the center of Volos' city with the perspective of being adabted on other places of it too. Basic elements of the proposal is the cultivation of the earth and the actions of ephemeral character that are organized by residents and the community. In the proposal we meet two main human characters, the "farmer" and "playing human"(=homo ludens).The aim of this proposal is to point out the meaning of public and its projection on the city.The  proposal is developed in three units: a. Public Garden b. Group Actions c. Public equipement. Info boxes have been placed in the "cross", where residents and visitors will be informed for the actions of the week. The same time, a proposed calendar of sowing and harvesting will be displayed. Among the actions that are forwarded through the proposal are outdoor markets, film nights, outdoor workshops for handicrafts or other themes. This project won one of the five equivalent Awards on the Architectural Ideas Contest Volos X 4 (2014) organized by YPEKA.

Study team: Nikitaki Xristina, Koumarianou Eleanna, Papadimitriou Maria, Tsiami Dimitra

 

PROJECT 2

RESIDENCE ON THE MONASTERY OF KALAMIOY NAYPLIA (2014)

research work, drawings on paper in pencil and ink, photomontage 

To understand the monastery means to understand the individuality of nuns,  the way of their existence. In this project we conducted fieldwork, recording and analysis of female Monastery Kalamiou Nafplias looking, observing and charting the daily life, the activities, the ceremonies, the architecture, the objects, their terminology, the monastic life and philosophy of monasticism. I produced photographs as a memory tool and proof of life in the monastery. But then I started to use pencil and ink designs as means of imaging of area and activities as the time for design inside my room gave me the opportunity to attend premises for longer something that was not feasible with instant photo shooting.I also kept diary of my daily life and I interviewed the Gerodissa and some nuns and created lists of objects of each place.

 University of Thessaly, research topic, supervisor: Tzirtzilakis George.

 

PROJECT 3 (2012)

ΤRAPPED TEMPTATIONS

digital printed designs and parallel installation

A hatch I lived in my childhood was the starting point for the project TRAPPED TEMPTATIONS.I think I'd never get into the hatch, as I fear that if the door is closed. I will not have a way to go out and I would be sucked by the soil and worms. Why do we fear the dark underground places; Why do we find the boundaries of ourselves in their humidity. In the installation "TRAPPED TEMPTATIONS" I intended to convey to the visitor feelings created to me by the hatch of my childhood. So, I created a narrative path that the visitor had to follow and discover. Upon entering into the building, the visitor should be directed to the basement,Going down the stairs, he entered a black room. (2.1×1.1 m2) that there was nothing but a locked door.Light passed through the keyhole, dimly lightening the dark room and caught the visitor's attention.Putting his eye to the hole, he could see a video projection on the floor of the locked room.The video showed pictures of insects and spoiled- flattened wall surfaces. A hollow sound was coming through the room.

Haldane Building, Glasgow School of Art, GLASGOW  2012

 

PROJECT 4

SEEKING A SENSORIAL BALANCE

Τhesis-MDES INTERIOR DESIGN, nominated for SPIE Prize

digital photos from users and videos from the experiment

Analyzing the role of senses in society and how they affect the way we experience the places I tried to find features of places that cause interaction between the body and the places and which generate emotions to the user. An answers' search experiment to questions such as: how the discovery of place with limited vision is made? What features can we learn from the place through the other senses (except vision)? How can the results of these processes  produce spatial qualities? participants chose a mask to discover the area with a clear mind. According to the results of the place must offer features that stimulate  our senses and cause kinaesthesis, to create places that interact with the user, beyond the visual pleasure.

ΤΗΕ LIGHTHOUSE, GLASGOW 2012

 

PROJECT 5

GUEDELINES OF TIME DILATION

poster of dimensions  50χ70

The project is a manual of time dilation which proposes ideas for delay and time dilation. The apparatus as a mechanism of thought and behavior determination that tries to convince the 'unproductive' time (time at which it is likely that our self-identification is achieved) is pointless. Experiencing a situation of time dilation we abandon any apparatus and thus achieve its deactivation. The results of the workshop "what is an Apparatus;" held at the Department of Architecture Engineering of the University of Thessaly under the "Against All Odds: Ethics / Aesthetics" with coordinators  Nadia Kalara, Maria Papadimitriou, Lois Papadopoulos, George Tzirtzilakis presented at the Benaki Museum.

Project team: Koumarianou Eleanna, Tzora Basilica Zavitsanou Avrokomi, Joy Stergiou, Philip Kitsios, Isabella Karoutes.

Benaki Museum, 2011