GIANY presents DIALOGUES, a concise and fast-paced, multiple-speaker event, presented by interdisciplinary professionals, covering a widely diverse range of subjects, in relation to the notion of shelter. DIALOGUES will be part of “A Shelter for Architecture” [SfA], which will take place on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York. During that evening, the Consulate itself will become a shelter for architecture and a platform for exchange of ideas between architects, scholars, educators, and the general public. DIALOGUES aspire on creating a map of ideas that take on the definition of shelter and reinterpret it through diverse lenses. Architects, Engineers, Artists, Choreographers, Scientists, Psychologists and other professionals will contribute to a general dialogue on shelter.



Emanuel Admassu  Assistant Professor, RISD, Principal, AD-WO  
Between Content and Container

Marcello Bardi  Gallerist, Solivagant* Gallery and Project Space, New York
The Solivagant* shelter; New dynamics for presenting visual arts

Rachel Barnard  Designer, Public Artist, Executive Director, Young New Yorkers
Public Spaces of Justice 

Mark J. Blechner  Psychoanalyst, William Alanson White Institute, Prof. of Psychology, NYU
Psychiatric Shelter and the Womb

Felipe Correa  Partner, Somatic Collaborative, Ass. Prof. and Director, Urban Design Program, Harvard GSD
Shelter, Domesticity and the South American New Frontier

Justin Den Herder  PE, Senior Engineer, Associate, Silman Structural Engineers
Forces of Nature

Eva Franch i Gilabert  Architect, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture

Ignacio González Galán  Architect, Adj. Ass. Prof. Columbia University GSAPP, Chief Curator, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016

William Hirst  Professor of Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York
Shelter as a Memory Palace

Nikos Katsikis  Doctor of Design, Research Associate, Harvard GSD
From Shelter to Habitat

Christoph Kumpusch  Architect, director, Forward-slash (/), Core I Coordinator, Columbia University GSAPP
The day after tomorrow will be yesterday

David Van Der Leer Executive Director, Van Alen Institute
Revisiting Behaviorism

Amanda Loulaki  Dance Artist, Curator, Dance Educator, Movement Research Programing Director
Finding refuge. My body, the shelter.

Matthias Neumann  dipl.-ing. normaldesign; Adjunct Faculty, City College of New York

Dimitris Papanikolaou  Architect, engineer, Post Doctoral researcher, Harvard GSD
The Shelter as a Medium of Living: Investigations on Form, Information, and Computation across Scales

Nathan Rich  Architect, Peterson Rich Office

Rafi Segal  Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, MIT, Principal, Rafi Segal A+U
Make Love Not War 

Ian Strange  Artist
Final Act

Zenovia Toloudi  Architect and artist, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
Experimental Shelters - Essential Pavilions

Lydia Venieri  Visual Artist
Bubbles - The Shelter of a Thought

Adonis Volanakis  Artist, Visiting Professor, Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
Philoxenia, a Collaborative Social Practice


Moderated by
Ivi Diamantopoulou, Eirini Tsachrelia, Loukia Tsafoulia, Parina Vasilopoulou


Organized by
Constantine Bouras, Evita Fanou, Electra Kontoroupi, Ioannis Oikonomou, Foteinos Soulos, Dimitra Tsachrelia

Date: April 15th 2016, 6:30 - 10:30PM

Exhibition Venue
Consulate General of Greece in New York / 69 E79th Street

Sponsored by

Photos by Sina B. Hickey