Organization of an International Workshop about Poetry writing, reciting and recording in the monastery of Paou, University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture, Monastery of Paou, Argalasti, 6-12thSeptember 2010.

The international workshop included architects and poets on the subject of writing, reciting and recording poetry in a specific outdoors natural site environment. The participants cooperated with each other and also with the Workshop of Environmental Communication and Audio Visual Recording of the Architectural Department and produced as a result a series of texts and their recordings and videos. A final public reciting which took place in the Paou Monastery closed the event.

The workshop introduced a small scale research concerning the relationship between writing, space and reciting as a reaction to a very specific landscape, within a frame where poetry meets with contemporary art through the environment and the synthesis of voice, sound and image.

The participants stayed and worked in the monastery for 7 days.

Organizers from the University of Thessaly: Phoebe Giannisi, Giorgos Papakonstantinou


Vassilis Amanatidis (poet, Greece)
Iana Boukova (poet, Bulgary)
Valerie Coulton (poet, USA)
Ivan Hristov (poet, Bulgary)
Katerina Iliopoulou (poet, Greece)
Dimitris Leontzakos (poet, musician, Greece)
Edward Smallfield (poet, USA)

Phoebe Giannisi (poet, Greece)
Giorgos Papaconstantinou

And from the Department of Architecture:

Maria Papadimitriou

Zissis Kotionis

Sound recording: Yiannis Vogiatzis

Video: G.Papakonstantinou