The Partners

B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music

The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the fine arts and music, a non-profit organization for the public benefit, is primarily concerned with fine arts and music, both in Greece and internationally, with a focus on the emergence of the Modern and its continued development over the 20th and the 21st century.

The Foundation aims to encourage the public to enter into a wide-range and interdisciplinary dialogue with music and visual arts; it organizes periodical exhibitions, concerts, lectures and seminars; it also promotes research and international collaborations in order to engage and educate audiences and advance civilization.

Moreover, the Foundation is playing a leading role in educating younger visitors through organizing educational programs that aim to familiarize younger visitors with all sorts of artistic forms, to cultivate their aesthetic sensibilities, and thus to promote the idea of a sustainable relationship with the arts.

Commonspace is a collaborative – interdisciplinary planning and design group that works since 2012. In 2015 was established as a Social Cooperative Enterprise under the name “CPD Creating Spaces” and in 2017 as a Worker Cooperative under its current name. The wide range of commonspace’s members and associates create a network of experts and scientists involved in Urban and Spatial planning and Environmental Management, combining research work and study projects.

Dipylon - Society for the study of ancient topography

The Dipylon Society is a non-profit organization for the study of ancient topography through interdisciplinary research on Archaeology, History, Informatics, and Cartography. Ιt focuses on the collection, organization and dissemination of archaeological knowledge, making the most of the cutting edge technology in the Digital Humanities, specifically GIS and web-mapping. Through the development of innovative methodologies, Dipylon Society aims at both communicating with the academic community and reaching out to the general audience. The objective is to contribute to research and education on the topography of ancient cities and related cultural landscapes and to seek innovative ways to strengthen the relationship between citizens and monuments The Dipylon team focuses on the communication and dissemination of its work through participation in international conferences in the field of Archaeology and Digital Humanities. It organizes seminars that promote the use of GIS in Archaeology and Historical Topography, as well as educational walking tours about less known monuments of Athens, such as its ancient fortification wall.

The University of Patras, founded in 1964, is the third largest University in Greece. In its 24 Departments, the university has 28,727 Undergraduate and 3,959 Postgraduate students, a total of 727 faculty members, 146 Teaching and Technical staff and 457 Administrative Personnel (data of September 2013).

In this project, the department of History – Archeology participates. The department’s curriculum focuses on the history and archaeology of a large part of the Mediterranean area from the prehistoric times until the 20th century and on digital humanities. The department has implemented many national and European projects in the area of cultural informatics, cultural digitization and aggregators as well as virtual reality and augmented reality applications for museums and archaeological sites.

University of Patras