Athens, Greece


when 4 July 2022 - 17 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1450

The international architectural workshop for students and graduates of architecture by DOMa Summer School.

Workshop Leaders: MAIO.

Lectures by Elia Zenghelis, Aristides Antonas, Point Supreme, Area Architecture Research Athens, Ilias Papageorgiou (Pila), Fabiano Micocci and Lydia Xynogala.

"The dream of autonomy has vanished. Everything is connected. Networked. The myth of an off-grid life. The myth of the outlaw. Thoreau went back to town. Robinson Crusoe left the island. Internet has taken over. There is no Outside. We inhabit the “grand interior” and, more than ever, pacific coexistence and bonds are needed. In 1977 O.M. Ungers and Koolhaas, among others, proposed the manifesto The City in the City - Berlin: A Green Archipelago (1977). The proposal dealt with the idea of a shrinking city, focusing on the intensification of its nodes. Islands, islands, islands. Taking the Archipelago as a starting point, we’ll focus on the sea around. We’ll speculate with the in-betweens. With the “χώρα”, the intervals, the space beyond, the bonds. The new diffuse condition of boundlessness where an involuntary and complex Ekumenopolis has formed. Think of Lewis’ Carrols empty chart depicting the ocean as a frame, as a space of possibilities. A boat could cross. Cultures could meet and merge. Zooming in, some plankton. No island at sight. Was this really the ocean?"

Course leader


Target group

DOMa Summer School is aimed at current and prospective architectural students from all over the world.

Course aim

DOMa Summer School is a new international architectural workshop, based in Athens. Τhe locus of Classical culture, and a vibrant capital of the Mediterranean -between Cairo, Istanbul, and Rome- Athens challenges us to imagine a different future for the contemporary metropolis.

By involving significant figures globally, while triggering the debate locally, DSS brings the world to Athens and Athens to the world.

Following the direction of DOMa magazine, which invites established architects and emerging talent to communicate their working process through unpredictable presentations, DSS aims to enrich architectural education and discourse.

Credits info

Upon completion, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance signed by the Editors of DOMa.

Fee info

EUR 1450: The fee includes the tuition and accommodation.