Presentation of the Re-edition of the Βook “New School Buildings”
28 November 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, a presentation of the special re-edition of the book by Patroclos Karantinos, titled “New School Buildings,” will take place at the 70th Elementary School of Athens “Patroclos Karantinos”.

The event will include a panel discussion, screening of excerpts from László Moholy-Nagy’s cinematic journal “Architects’ Congress” (1933) and a tour of the historic school.

The European modern architecture movement rose in Greece during the 1930s. The movement’s expressions included apartment blocks, hospitals, industrial buildings, residential complexes and private houses in city centers and in the suburbs; but perhaps the most important achievement of the movement in Greece is the implementation of modern schools. The re-edition of this legendary volume on modern Greek architecture in the 1930s, realized with an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), is a significant editorial event, as it will not only help to better understand the importance of the 3,000 school buildings that it includes and, by extension, contribute to their protection, but also because it has a social dimension, as it restores the memory for a multitude of generations of Greeks, of their educational experience from decades ago to the present day.

The re-edition of the “New School Buildings” was published as part of the 100-year anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus, and the international conference “Bauhaus and Greece,” that took place in Athens during May-June 2019.

Find out more about the grant here.