Against All Odds is a mechanism that produces thoughts, ideas and actions, abbreviated to AAO.

Against All Odds is a mechanism that produces thoughts, ideas and actions, abbreviated to AAO.

Specifically, AAO is:
first, a ‘think-tank’: it promotes debate on occurring issues which need to be addressed within the framework of Architecture (in its wider understanding as spatial practice) regarding society, ecology and culture.
second, a ‘disseminator of ideas’: it raises public awareness on the value of Architecture (as spatial practice) in resolving significant current issues, as well as in offering a podium for the promotion of projects that address its main philosophy.
third, a ‘do-tank’: it sets targets for the fulfillment of which it creates partnership models with organizations, educational institutions and designers, becoming their strategic partner.

AAO restructures its form and suggests a different answer depending on the issue it has chosen to address.

AAO’s scope of activities:

Above all, Against All Odds aims to detect and investigate the issue through which a solution to contemporary social, ecological and cultural problems is derived; a solution which is related to Architecture either in the existing framework of the discipline or through a necessary transformation within it. This is the object of research and, therefore, the subject matter of Against All Odds.

At the same time, AAO project aims to inform and raise public awareness as to the function and positive effect of Architecture for the benefit of society as a whole. But also as to the art of Architecture to act as a mediator of social tensions and be considered as a resource, one of the instruments which contribute to the balance of society.

AAO basic principles:
Multidisciplinary approach – it employs a combination of related creative fields such as Architecture, Art and Design, for the creation of a multilateral creative practice acting in the benefit of society in its whole.
Global issue perception.
• Local perception application.

For this year, Against All Odds has scheduled a series of actions and events under the title Ethics / Aesthetics.
Curator at large of Ethics / Aesthetics is architect Lina Stergiou.

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