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Laboratory of Arts and Cultural Management

The Laboratory of Arts and Cultural Management was founded in 2004 and covers educational and research needs of the Department of Communications and Media Studies of the University of Athens; it has been informally functioning since the creation of the Department in 1992. 

Director of the Laboratory is Professor Kalliope Rigopoulou. Members: Vassilis Karapostolis (Professor); Myrto Rigou (Professor);Spyros Moschonas (Associate Professor); Elli Philokyprou (Associate Professor) Evangelia Diamantopoulou (Lecturer);Dr Dimitris Papaharalambous and Dr Thomas Tsakalakis (both members of  the Department’s teaching staff); PhD candidates: Maria Adamopoulou, D. Dertili, Angheliki Dimouli, Evangelia Grindaki, Panayota Kakarouka, Konstantina Skodra, Eleni Tzoumaka, Antonis Volanakis, Yannis Voyatzis.

A great number of people involved and engaged in culture – University teachers, artists, students, graduates of the Department, researchers – have collaborated in the past and continue to collaborate today with the Laboratory; among them: D. Avdeliodis, V. Agtzidis, S. Arkenti, S. Bonatsos, G. Ioannidis, A. Karatza, K. Katzourakis, G. Kokkinos, P. Korovesis, M. Karvounis, L. Kyriakidi, O. Lazaridou, S. Mihail, D. Panayotopoulou, N. Paraoulakis, K. Poulopoulou, G. Sagias, V. Sarianidis, T. Sarris, K. Sfikas, D. Tsatsou,  N. Valaoritis, A. Varvaki, N. Venetsanou.

The aim of the Laboratory is to encourage research and teaching activities, to contribute towards the acquisition of practical skills for the students as well as towards the organization of programs and activities pertaining to arts and cultural management.  Some of its activities are related to theatre, environment, performance, events, video art, and documentaries. In addition, the Laboratory issues the publication of the interdisciplinary art and research periodical «Elelef», which contains publications of papers presented at conferences and other events related to the Laboratory.

The Laboratory promotes field research in museums, art galleries, archaeological sites, as well as theatrical performances related to its courses.

 Website:  uranus.media.uoa.gr/artlab/