Greece - POIEIN KAI PRATTEIN - Non Profit Urban Society
Co-ordinator of POIEIN KAI PRATTEIN and political advisor, poet, philosopher
Coordinator of Kids' Guernica in Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America
Representing Poiein kai Prattein as member of the Platform for Intercultural Europe
Thematic Expert for Urbact Programme
Advisor for European Capitals of Culture, last Sonderborg 2017 and Wroclaw 2016
Lives and works in both Berlin, Germany and Athens, Greece
Cultural mapping and planning, Cultural policies of the European Union, City development and urban cultural policy, Artistic practices, Youth culture and policy
German, French, English, Greek
POIEIN KAI PRATTEIN - Non Profit Urban Society, Athens, Greece
Born 1945 in Baveria, he has been living in both Berlin, Germany and in Athens, Greece and this since 1988.
He lived in Ottawa, Canada from 1957 until 1969, then in London while stuying at London School of Economics (1969-70) and then returned to Germany in 1971.
He worked first in Munich at the Max Planck Institute for Psychoanalysis, and then went to Heidelberg to study Classical Philosophy (1972 until 1975).
After working for a European journal to cover social research topics in France, Italy, UK and Germany, he took up teaching 'Dialectic of Securalization' at the Institute for Science of Religion of the Free University of Berlin. In 1985 he had completed his Ph.D. in Political Philosophy. The dissertation was published in 1987.
During his work in Athens, Greece, he has been teaching Humanities, Art History and Philosophy while organizing exhibitions, artistic workshops and conferences.
A major one has been the Fifth Seminar, 'Cultural Actions for Europe' on behalf of the Flemish Government in Athens 1994.
Doing various European projects, including the Article 10 ERDF CIED (Cultural Innovation and Economic Development) project and the HERMES project in conjunction with the City of Volos, he organized the EU CIED conference in Leipzig, Germany during the EU German Presidency in June 1999.
After that he went to Brussels to work as cultural advisor for the Greens in the European Parliament, and there specifically to the Committee on Culture, Media, Education, Youth and Sports. He also did a study for the Greens on the Potential of the Internet Radio to further the European Debate. (1999 – 2002).
His work entails a definition of sustainability of culture as the ability to deal with complexity, artists and demands for a progressive cultural policy.
He has acted as advisor for politicians like MEP Alecos Alavanos and cultural figures like Spyros Mercouris, Honorary president of the ECCM Network, but also for ECoC candidate cities like Sonderborg 2017 and Wroclaw 2016.
He maintains an active webseite of Poiein kai Prattein to cover this wide scope of philosophy, politics, economics, culture, poetry, beyond images: artistic works, and European and International Affairs.
2003 - date Advisor - DEMEKAV Municipal Enterprise - Project name: HERMES
Aim: Promotion and protection of cultural heritage by use of modern media, including set-up of a network of local radio stations to give the CADSES space a common identity by developing a network of Internet Heritage Radios.
Project leader: Weimar – Stiftung Classic, Bauhaus University, Radio Lotte, Fed. Ministry for Construction, and Technical Innovation Center of Thuringia
Partners: a) Western partners – Volos, Greece and Toblach, Northern Italy
b) Eastern partners – Bulgaria, Poland, Rumania, Hungary, Slovakia
2003 - date Lecturer - "Vulnerability of human beings", ‘Permanent war since 911’ and ‘Imaginary politics’ at Chicago Art Institute, Center Access Living in Chicago, Boggs C - Lecture tour to Chicago and Detroit, September – October
2011 - 2011 Artistic advisor - Sonderborg 2017 (Denmark) - Preparing the bid for the title European Capital of Culture in 2017
2001 - 2002 Second Language Proficiency - Greek Center -
2000 - 2001 Advisor to the GREENS in the European Parliament - - Study for the GREENS: “Potentiality of the Internet Radio to Promote the European Debate” reflecting on the media logic, new technical developments and what would be required to set up a European Internet Radio
1999 - 2000 Advisor to the Committee on Culture, Media, Youth, Sports and Education - GREENS – European Parliament Brussels (Belgium) -
1996 - 1999 Advisor - DEMEKAV, City of Volos - Municipal Enterprise – European Projects
Coordinator of the Article 10 – ERDF project ‘CIED’ – Cultural Innovation and Economic
1994 - 1995 Learning European project methodologies - DIALOGOS Ltd. – Nea Media - Participation in European projects ‘ARTICULATE’ (on evaluation)
and ‘LOGOS’ (cultural adaptations to new communication technologies)
1985 Political Philosophy – Ph.D Articulationproblems of workers and the Tradition of the German Trade Unions - Free University of Berlin, Germany
1972 Philosophical Seminar Studies of Philosophy, Studies of Mathematics and of History / Art History - University of Heidelberg (Germany)
1969 Studies on Philosophy of Knowledge London School of Economics Department of Sociology and Philosophy -
1969 B.A. double Honors Final thesis in urban economics: “Are new cities solutions to problems of big cities?” - Carleton University Depart of Economics and Political Science