Public Programmes

the sea around us

The Old Port of Marseille, 1890-1900, Source:Library of Congress
The Marseille Old Port Entrance (view port), Wikimedia Commons
Drawing of Odessa and the surroundings, 1809, of Pierre Lapie, Source: Gallic. / Bibliotheque Nationale de France


Anaxagora 33, (1st floor), Tavros.
Tavros Μetro station

Curated by:

Maria-Thalia Carras

A series of talks and presentations will be held at TAVROS throughout the duration of the exhibition.

19.00, 08.11 Return to Odessa

Iannis Carras (associate professor at the University of Macedonia) will talk about the spatial organisation of the Philike Etaireia and the secret networks of Odessa prior to the Greek Revolution. Maria Karavia (journalist and historian) will talk about her experience of the Greek communities of Odessa.


19.00, 18.01 Technogeographies of Wooden Boatbuilding: Syros 

Drawing on transcribed interviews, diagrams, photographs and other archived media from traditional boatyards on Syros, Iris Lykourioti (architect, associate professor University of Thessaly) and Jacob Moe (director, Archipelago Network) discuss wooden boatbuilding as a system of material knowledge both technical and artistic in nature, linked with an expansive network of maritime and mainland regions. 


19.00, 24.01 Construction of a Homeland

Presentation and launch of the ODEMARS’ team research on the port cities of Marseille and Odessa.

Supported by:

Athina I. Martinou Foundation, Make or Break Foundation, Aikaterini Laskarides Foundation, Chios Navigation Ltd, Anthony E. Comninos Foundation, Byzantine Maritime, Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Kokotos Estate

& Ioanna Prokopiou