WORKSHOP: EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ETHNOGRAPHIES OF THE FUTURE-PRESENT
Antimamalo Prelude, Natalia Papadopoulou, video still
Light encounter in a loop, Antigone Michalakopoulou
Making w(h)oles, Natalia Papadopoulou, video still
Postcards, Irini Kalatzidi
Sound of transition passage, Elektra Stampoulou
Some of our Fellows joined the workshop “Extra-Terrestrial Ethnography of the Future-Present: collaborative Writing and Zine workshop” organised by SNFPHI in collaboration with the University of Thessaly research project Greek Future Archive of Socialities Under Quarantine, the Anthrobombing platform and the Athens Zine Bibliotheque.
PART I: WRITING WORKSHOP
Taking the contemporary moment as an alien world, participants in this two-part workshop will embark on “tracking” missions, using memes, news media, vlogs, archival images, political satire, peer commentary, and works of fiction (e.g., plague literature) as “data” to create a collaborative sci–fi ethnography. The resulting textual body—an extra-terrestrial account of our “new normal”—will evolve online through a collaborative platform and result in a zine publication prepared by participants on December 17. The workshop will be conducted in Greek, with an Εnglish option.
Workshop conveners: Alexandra Siotou (University of Thessaly), George Mantzios (University of Toronto), Penelope Papailias (University of Thessaly)
In collaboration with the University of Thessaly research project Greek Future Archive of Socialities Under Quarantine and the Anthrobombing platform.
PART IΙ: ΖINE WORKSHOP
How might we turn collaborative writing and online data expeditions into zines? How might zines become vehicles for documenting the present? This workshop will draw on ideas and data produced in the context of SNFPHI’s sci-fi ethnography workshop (in November 2020) and the screening of Υorgos Zois’ Third Kind (in December 2020) to produce a collaborative zine reflecting on COVID19 from the perspective of an alien future.
In collaboration with SNFPHI project awardee the Athens Zine Bibliotheque, the University of Thessaly’s Greek Future Archive of Socialities Under Quarantine research project, and Anthrobombing platform.
Liminalia (p. 4-13): Elektra Stampoulou, Natalia Papadopoulou, Irini Kalaitzidi, Antigone Michalakopoulou
Fragments from the south (p. 14-25): Elena Demetria Chantzis, Eirini Vlavianou, Eleni Bagaki
Haumea (p. 26-33): Ilektra Maipa
Maria Tsilogianni (p. 34-35)
951 Graspra (p. 36-67): Ionian Bisai, Vasilia Kaga, Stefania Orfanidou
Pandoras (p. 68-79): Angelos Papadopoulos
Flower Power (p.98-107): Sofia Dona, Aimilia Liontou, Thanasis Neofotistos, Phaedra Vokali