petrified forest of evros, more than 35 million years old. the biggest in greece, and the biggest found in the area south of the alpes.the photos show: a. a 19-meter-long trunk of an oak tree b. a fern c. a leaf of an ancestral oak tree d. a leaf of cinnamon family *all photos collected by maria toloudi
this is a very personal post, but the thoughts may be useful in architectural discourse too, especially on issues regarding space, time and memory. these photos depict, to some extend, the place where I grew up (and still continue to) in alexandroupolis. it is the house of my grandparents. i observe the power of space to bring back the people who has gone. in fact, the moment the people go, it is sad to be in the space. after a period it may be less sad; you wanna go there and look for them.
Porphyry of Tyros, famous for his Introduction to Categories (Isagoge), is here depicted (right man) in an imaginary debate with Averroes. Image found in Wikipedia. Thank you gtroza for pointing out Porphyry's work for my doctoral research and thank you WIT for reminding me about him.
i recently found this categorization of symbols in the website of WIT where I teach this semester. although the creativity of symbols does not always meet the level of the 2x4 iit symbols for students activities. it is a very cool documentation for many of the symbols that exist in the globe. the more information for the noun project in the noun project website. here you can find and download the symbols. all images are taken from the noun project website.
Zenovia Toloudi is an architect, theorist, and educator whose research focuses on the design and production of prototypical spatial installations of mixed media that respond interactively to preferential, cultural, and environmental inputs. Zenovia is the
author of PICANICO online interactive educational platform on architectural
taste, the founder of BRAIN.STORMS lecture series on media, technology
and digital culture, and the designer of THE CAGE pavilion, part of Aristotle
University's permanent Sculpture Collection. Her work has been exhibited internationally,
including Venice Biennale, The Lab at Harvard, Athens
Byzantine Museum and other places. Zenovia has taught studios and seminars
at Harvard, IIT, WIT, BAC, and AUTh. She has received her Doctorate from
Harvard University GSD and architectural degrees from IIT, and AUTh. This summer she has accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor Position at WIT.