May 29, 2024

One Day Meeting | AI X Thessaloniki / How will generative AI shape creative industries moving forward?

On the occasion and in the context of the exhibition "Designing the future. Drawings for art, architecture and design in the period of the Russian and Soviet avant-garde", a one day meeting entitled "AI X Thessaloniki | How will generative AI shape creative industries moving forward?" at the MOMus Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair on Futures Research, on Monday 03 June 2024, at 16:00, with Prof. Neil Leach as keynote speaker. 

Neil Leach is an architect and professor from the United Kingdom. He directs the Doctoral Design Program at FloridaInternational University and has also taught at the Architectural Association, Harvard GSD, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell, IaaC and SCI-Arc. He is also the co-founder of DigitalFUTURES, an online educational platform that operates in 10 languages.

Participating speakers are (in alphabetical order): Dr. Caterina Antonopoulou , PhD Candidate Smaro Katsangelou, Dr. Serafeim Moustakidis, Dr. Faye Tzanetoulakou, Dr. Epaminondas Christophilopoulos, Prof. Emmanouil Vermisso. 

Opening time: 16:00
Starting time: strictly 16:30

Tickets exclusively from the following link:

Limited number of seats available.
The conference will be held in English.
There will be a Q&A with the speakers at the end of the workshop.

For more information, tel. 2310589155.

Supporter: Upgraded Building





Speakers Bios

Dr. Caterina Antonopoulou 

Caterina Antonopoulou is a media artist and researcher. She is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor of interactive arts at the department of Digital Arts and Cinema of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research and artistic practice explore critical, socially engaged and tactical media arts, focusing on the intersections of art and technology with the social and the environmental. She holds a PhD and a Master's in Digital Arts, and a diploma in Computer Engineering.


Phd Cand. Smaro Katsangelou 

Smaro Katsangelou is a practicing architect and engineer from Greece (School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, AUTh, Class of ‘22 Valedictorian). Her practice focuses on exhibition and museum design as well as historic building and monument restoration. Her current research concentrates on the application of Artificial Intelligence into architectural and cultural heritage as a generative tool for design. 


Dr. Serafeim Moustakidis 

Dr Serafeim Moustakidis is an experienced AI strategist, entrepreneur, and senior researcher with over 15 years in the AI field. As the founder and Chief Technology Officer of AIDEAS OU, he leads a team focused on developing reliable AI solutions in healthcare, energy, and manufacturing. Additionally, Dr Moustakidis co-founded, a start-up dedicated to bringing AI innovations to market. 


Dr. Faye Tzanetoulakou

Faye Tzanetoulakou is an Art Historian / Art Critic / Exhibition Curator.
She holds a PhD with Honours in the History of Contemporary Art from the Department of History, Philosophy School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2019, and is currently conducting post-doctoral research at the School of Architecture, University of Thessaly.
Her academic subject of interest is Contemporary Sublime. She studied History of Art at the University of Glasgow, integrated MA Honours, 1996, and was accepted and attended MPhil courses at Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2001-2002.

Dr. Epaminondas Christophilopoulos 

Epaminondas Christofilopoulos is the chairholder of the UNESCO Chair on Futures Research, hosted at FORTH and executive President of the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki (MOMus). He is an Onassis Foundation Fellow and holds a PhD in Strategic Foresight, while his academic profile also includes studies in Physics (BSc), Environment (MSc) and International Relations.  


Prof. Emmanouil Vermisso 

Emmanouil Vermisso is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University, a registered architect in Greece and a doctoral candidate at the University of Patras, studying human and computational Creativity. His research interests span several areas of Design Computation including applications of Generative AI in Architecture, Design Creativity, Bottom-up design thinking and Bio-Inspired Design.