One of the festival’s main goals is to use, transform and bring attention to the different spaces and buildings around Hermoupolis and beyond. Many of these are tied to Syros’ unique cultural and architectural heritage. This year, SIFF partners with design students from the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean to offer festival goers accessible and interactive ways to learn about the spaces we use for festival screenings, through both digital and physical design projects. Under the auspices of lecturer Angeliki Brisnovali’s course “Materials, Techniques and Presentation Media,” SIFF made an open call for proposals, from which four group-projects were selected. These projects are now implemented in the present context of the festival and available for all to see and experience.
Statements from each design team follow.