LECTURES

2017 Sustainability Workshop Introduction Opening lecture at the Lab-X workshops at the College of Management, Rishon, Israel (3/4/17)
   
2016 Sustainability and Public Initiatives in Israel and Abroad Keynote address at the College of Management, Rishon, Israel (5/12)
   
2016 Opening remarks at the opening of ECOWEEK 2016 'Placemaking in One Planet' in Tel Aviv, Israel co-organized with the Municipality of Bat Yam and the Jerusalem Development Authority (18/9) - more
   
2016 Opening remarks at the opening of ECOWEEK 2016 'Public Space and Tourism in One Planet' in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece co-organized with the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos and Lasithi Prefecture (13/6) - more
   
2016 Opening remarks at Press Conference of ECOWEEK 2016 'Public Space and Tourism in One Planet' in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece co-organized with the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos and Lasithi Prefecture (13/6) - more
   
2015 Small Design Big Learning: hands-on workshops and courses Keynote address at the opening of sustainable design workshop OPL@IUE at the Department of Architecture, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey (13/11) - more
   
2015 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2015 'Sustainable Intervention in Public Space' in Thessaloniki, Greece co-organized with AuTh Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and hosted by AKTO College (2/11) - more
   
2015 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2015 'Glocal Architecture' in Prishtina, Kosovo organized at the Architecture Department of Prishtina University (28/10) - more
   
2015 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2015 'Contemporary Archaeology' in Istanbul, Turkey organized by Yeditepe Unviersity School of Architeture and Association of Students (20/4) - more
   
2015 Learning by Doing Green: Architecture Students Can Make a Difference Keynote address at the opening of exhibition Birikim (Gatherings) marking the 10-year anniversary of the Department of Architecture, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey (27/3)
   
2015 Learning by Doing Green: Architecture Students Can Make a Difference at Department of Architecture, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey (27/2)
   
2015 Making a Difference by Learning and Doing Green at Jerusalem Rotary Club (28/1)
   
2014 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2014 in Prishtina, Kosovo organized at the Architecture Department of Prishtina University (12/10)
   
2014 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2014 in London, UK hosted at ARUP UK (14/9) - more
   
2014 Workshops on making and intervention in the city in Israel and abroad at Crafts Conference organized by Bezalel Academy (21/5) more
   
2014 Workshops on making an intervention for social justice in the city in Israel and abroad at ZEZEZE Gallery organized by the IL Green Building Council (23/4) more
   
2013 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey organized by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Univeristy Department of Architecture (18/11) - more
   
2013 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2013 in Krakow, Poland organized by Fundacja Miastotworcze (21/10) - more
   
2013 Keynote lecture at Zepellin Events in Bucharest, Romania (18/10)
   
2013 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2013 in Middle East: Green Design Architecture Urban Innovation organized by ECOWEEK in Israel & West Bank (3-8/3/13)
   
2012 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2012 : Green Design Architecture Urban Innovation organized by ECOWEEK in Belgrade, Serbia (26-30/11/12)
   
2012 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2012 : Urban Footprint + Affordable Communities + Green Design organized by ECOWEEK in Rome, Italy (24-30/9/12)
   
2012 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2012 : Reunion in Green District organized by ECOWEEK in Krakow, Poland (17-19/5/12)
   
2012 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2012 : Urban Innovation + Green Design organized by ECOWEEK in Thessaloniki, Greece (2-8/3/12)
   
2012 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2012 in Middle East: Urban Communities + Affordable Living + Green Design organized by ECOWEEK in Israel & West Bank (26/2-2/3/12)
   
2011 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2011: Urban Communities and Green Architecture organized by ECOWEEK in Athens, Greece (12-18/12/11)
   
2011 Keynote speaker at CP MILENIO in Granada, Spain (14/10/11) read
   
2011 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2011: Urban Communities and Green Architecture organized by ECOWEEK in Milano, Italy (12-18/9/11)
   
2011 Keynote speaker at "Hod Hasharon 'Green' City and Community" organized by the Munuicipality of Hod Hasharon, Hod Hasharon (6/4/11)
   
2011 Opening remarks at panel "Iconic Architectonic: Architecture and Visual Culture from the Middle East" organized by the Program "Crossroads" (Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Greece), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Faculty of Architecture, ECOWEEK, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art & 3rd Biennale of Thessaloniki, and NOESIS Science Center and Technology Museum, Thessaloniki (31/3/11)
   
2011 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2011: Urban Communities and Green Architecture organized by ECOWEEK in Thessaloniki (28/3-3/4/11)
   
2010 Αειφόρες Κοινότητες & Πράσινη Αρχιτεκτονική (Sustainable Communities & Green Architecture) Lecture at Conference "The Power of Creativity" at the Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, Greece (8/12/10)
   
2010 Αειφόρος Σχεδιασμός (Sustainable Design) Lecture at AKTO School of Design, Thessaloniki, Greece (8/12/10)
   
2010 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2010 in the Middle East: Green Architecture :: Community :: Sustainability organized by ECOWEEK in Israel & West Bank (25/7-1/8/10)
   
2010 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2010: Ecology+Community+Architecture organized by ECOWEEK in Athens, Greece (13-20/3/10)
   
2009
Ανακύκλωση στα κτίρια και κτίρια σε συνθήκες ερήμου (Recycling in Buildings & Building in the desert) Lecture at the 5th Conference on Holistic Architecture and Ecological Building (organized by S.OL.AR.) at Serres, N. Greece (12-13/12/09)
   
2009 Green future - how? Greek challenges - Danish experiences - future solutions Lecture, discussion, and dialogue with the audience in English. Participants: Carsten Beck, Director of Research at Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, and Elias Messinas, architect and founder of the international environmental NGO ECOWEEK. Danish Institute at Athens in cooperation with the Danish Embassy. (23/10/09)
   
2009 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2009: Ecology + Leadership + Architecture organized by ECOWEEK in Athens (31/3-6/409)
   
2009 Leadership and Social Enterpreneurship in Green Buildings Lecture at the Municipal Gathering No. 7 at Menashe Municipality (19/3/09)
   
2009 Green Building: Design, Technology, Initiatives & Education Lecture and opening remarks at the conference 'Green Civil Engineering' at the Sami Shamoon College co-organized by ECOWEEK in Beer Sheva (Israel) (23/2/09)
   
2009 Introduction to speaker Khee Po Lam at the Jerusalem Seminar organized by the Rothchild Foundation, at HaUma Congress Center, Jerusalem (26/1/09)
   
2008 Sustainable Buildilngs: Passive Solar Design & Ecological Building Panel lecture & Discussion at the CEO & CSR Conference at Hilton, Athens, organized by Eurocharity - participated also: Alexandros Tombazis (Meletitiki, Architect), Nikos Vitatzakis (Sol Energy) and George Kazatzopoulos (More than Green) - moderator Michael Spanos (Eurocharity) (28/5/08)
   
2008 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2008: Ecology+Environment+Architecture organized by ECOWEEK and the AIA Continental Europe in Athens (10-14/4/08)
   
2008 Πρωτοβουλίες για επεμβάσεις ενεργειακή απόδοσης σε κατοικίες στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό (Energy conserving initiative in residential buildings in Greece and abroad) Lecture at ECOTEC 08 trade show, EXPO Athens, Anthousa Athens (25/5/08)
   
2008 Η ανακύκλωση στα κτίρια (Recycling on the Buildling Site) Lecture at the ECOWEEK Conference on Ecological Building at Larnaka, organized by ECOWEEK, the Municipality of Larnaka and MKC City College (17/5/08)
   
2008 Introduction of the screening of 'An Inconvenient Truth' at the Athens Summit 2008, at Athens Hilton, Athens (6/5/08)
   
2007 Ανακύκλωση για κτίρια (Recycling for Buildings) Lecture at the STUDENT FESTIVAL (Φεστιβάλ Φοίτηση) seminar on Ecological Building organized by S.OL.AR. at Congress Center in Peristeri (11/12/07)
   
2007 Ανακύκλωση για κτίρια (Recycling for Buildings) Lecture at the ECOFESTIVAL trade show seminar on Ecological Building organized by S.OL.AR. at HELEXPO in Athens (9/11/07)
   
2007 Remarks at Press Conference for Al Gore's lecture in Athens at the Athens Concert Hall, organized by Megaron Plus and ECOWEEK (13/6/07)
   
2006 Ανακύκλωση για κτίρια (Recycling for Buildings) Lecture at the the Conference on Holistic Architecture and Ecological Building (organized by S.OL.AR.) in Hrakleio, Crete, Greece (3/6/06)
   
2006 Ανακύκλωση και στα κτίρια (Recycling also for Buildings) Lecture at the the Conference on Holistic Architecture and Ecological Building (organized by S.OL.AR.) in Karditsa, Greece (17/3/06)
   
2007 Opening remarks at Robert Swan's lecture in Athens at the Benaki Museum, organized by ECOWEEK and the British Council (23/4/07)
   
2006 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2006 organized by ECOWEEK in Aegina (9-17/6/06)
   
2005 Recycling of Building Materials Lecture at the Conference on Holistic Architecture and Ecological Building (organized by S.OL.AR.) in Kefalonia, Greece (4/11/05)
   
2005 Opening remarks at ECOWEEK 2005 organized by ECOWEEK in Aegina (1-8/10/05)
   
2005 Opening remarks at ECOLOGICAL BUILDING SEMINAR organized by Association of Active Citizens of Aegina, in Aegina (11/6/05)
   
2004 Opening remarks at the planting ceremony and the inauguration of park 'Athens 2004' at Zur Moshe in Israel, a project initiated by the undersigned and Moshav Zur Moshe (6/2/04 & 9/7/04)
   
2002 Opening remarks at opening of exhibition "Images from Greece" at the Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem (22/12/02)
   
2002 The Jewish Community and Synagogues of Athens
International Conference on Architecture and Culture
Mishkenot Shaananim and Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem (5/6/02)
   
2001 The Jewish Heritage of Greece Read more
University of Rhode Island
Cherry Auditorium of the Kirk Center for Advanced Technology
   
2000 The transition of Greek synagogues from the Ottoman to the European models: the example of Salonika
MJSA Annual Conference East Lansing, MI (18/9/00)
   
2000 Saving the Jewish heritage of Greece
Holocaust Memorial Center West Bloomfield, MI (18/9/00)
   
1999 The synagogues of Salonika: Destruction & Reconstruction
The Holocause in Greece Series (USHMM) read more
Catholic University Architecture School Washington, DC (4/10/99)
   
1999 The synagogue and Jewish quarter of Veroia
World Bank Symposium on Sacred Places Washington, DC (6/5/99)
   
1999 The conservation program of the synagogue of Veroia
International Conference on Jewish Heritage Paris, France (27/1/99)
   
1998 Late synagogues of Greece: origins and architecture
Yale Judaic Studies Program Yale University, New Haven, CT (23/2/98)
   
1998 Late synagogues of Greece: the location of the bimah
Princeton Program in Hellenic Studies Princeton, NJ (18/2/98)
   
1997 The Synagogues of Greece: origins and architecture
Center for Jewish Art Hebrew University, Jerusalem (9/8/97)
   
1996 Greek Synagogues : survey and preservation
ICOMOS-Israel Jerusalem (11/12/96)
   
1995 Opening remarks at opening of exhibition "Travel Sketchbooks" at the Athens College Theater, Athens (1/2/95)
   
1995 Greek Synagogues: survey and preservation - the synagogue of Veroia
ICOMOS- Greece Athens - in collaboratioin with Liza Bensasson
   
1993 Introduction to speaker Prof. Manolis Korres Columbia University, New York, organized by the undersigned, Onassis Foundation, and Columbia University (4/3/93)
   
1990 Opening remarks at opening of exhibition "Travel Sketchbooks" at the Yale Art & Architecture Building, New Haven, CT (8/8/90)