Project: Reworks Agora

May Roosevelt

Η May Roosevelt είναι συνθέτις, θερεμινίστρια και παραγωγός. Γεννήθηκε και ζει στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Σπούδασε βιολί με τη Μαρίνα Σέλκοβα και αργότερα αφοσιώθηκε στο πρωτοπόρο ηλεκτρονικό μουσικό όργανο θέρεμιν και στη σύνθεση ηλεκτρονικής μουσικής.

To 2009 κυκλοφόρησε το πρώτο της EP, Panda a story about love and fear, που αποτέλεσε εισιτήριο για την είσοδό της στη Red Bull Music Academy 2010 στο Λονδίνο. Ακολούθησαν τα albums Haunted (2011), Μουσική σε ποίηση Ντίνου Χριστιανόπουλου (2013) και Junea (2017). Οι δίσκοι της έχουν αποσπάσει εγκωμιαστικές κριτικές από τον ελληνικό και διεθνή μουσικό τύπο.

Έχει συνεργαστεί δισκογραφικά με Έλληνες και ξένους καλλιτέχνες και έχει δώσει συναυλίες σε ελληνικές και ευρωπαϊκές πόλεις (Λονδίνο, Βαρκελώνη, Αμβούργο, Βερολίνο, Λωζάννη, στην Αθήνα στο Κέντρο Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος, στη Στέγη Ιδρύματος Ωνάση κ.ά., στη Θεσσαλονίκη στο Κέντρο Διάδοσης Επιστημών & Μουσείο Τεχνολογίας κ.ά.). Συμμετείχε στην 4η Μπιενάλε Σύγχρονης Τέχνης Θεσσαλονίκης με το έργο της Ode to Joy, που βρίσκεται στη συλλογή του Κρατικού Μουσείου Σύγχρονης Τέχνης. Συνθέτει πρωτότυπη μουσική για θέατρο, ντοκιμαντέρ και κινηματογράφο.

Kiki Botonaki

KIKI BOTONAKI is a DJ and music producer from Thessaloniki as well as a radio producer at the FLY104 electronic music station, with a daily show (15: 00-18: 00).

Member of the music family A2ltd, but also of the Twisted Project of Dj Junior Pappa.

She has shared the decks with many names of the domestic and international music scene, taking part in many historical music festivals in the field of electronic music

. (Reworks Agora ’18, Nestorio a.o.)

A milestone in her career as a DJ is being part of the club Cavo Paradiso(Mykonos) with the Twisted Project, as well as the dj sets in Balkans and Cyprus and as producer her collaboration with Manuel Kane and Christos Fourkis for -We Fly-, in which she has given her voice for the vocals, and reached No. 3 in the world rankings, at the Beatport Afro House.

As a Resident Dj in Thessaloniki you find it in the unique club of Aigli Geni Hamam, 5 years now.

Dimitris Tsougos (To Pikap)

To Pikap is a multi-purpose facility located at the general Roman Forum – Bit Bazar area, at the centre of Thessaloniki, Greece, 57 Olympou Str.

It is active since July 2015 and it is operated by six co-partners/co-workers. It occupies an area of approximately 250 square meters and it consists of three levels.

Our activities include the managing of a record store, a book store, a radio station, a  space for exhibitions and cultural events called “Kato”, an art space called “The Room”, a cafe-bar with daily dj sets, two online platforms regarding the musicians and the visual artists of Thessaloniki: “To Pikap The Scene” & “To Pikap Community”, the producing of two series of videos regarding music and live acts, a record label, plus many collaborations with external individuals, teams and organizations.

For further information, please visit our site:

www.topikap.gr

Capétte

Capétte is a musician from Thessaloniki, Greece. He is 20 years old and experiments with fusion/weird wave/dark/ queer music with greek lyrics.

Antonis started as the singer of an alternative rock band named “Sleeping Bugs” in 2013. Together they released an album and performed in a number of festivals such as Schoolwave and River Festival. In the meantime, he began his studies at the Music Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and started composing academic/ classical/ experimental music. Electronic music is the latest style that triggered him. Capétte’s sound combines academic composing with electronic/dance and greek folk elements.

In many of his songs, he talks about LGBTQIA+ issues and/or other political and social matters. His concerts are performances that use avant-garde weird-wave aesthetics, although vogue elements are still very present. He released his first electronic music album “Electra” in 2020 as an independent artist. He now collaborates with Vinyl Records Skg, a new record label in Thessaloniki. On December 11th, he released his second album “Moskau” using more natural sounds that blend with electronic glitches and techno aesthetics. 

Steve Mill

After many years as a music lover, DJ, and producer, Steve Mill has very much fomented his own special sound. 

Nowadays, along with his artistic endeavors, Steve is working for Beatport as an Artist and Industry relations manager, focusing on helping new talent to develop their presence on the store as well as strengthen the relationship of the company with other organisations in the electronic music industry. 

Kosmas Panagiotidis

Kosmas Panagiotidis is the Local Programs Communications Officer of ActionAid in Thessaloniki. He holds a BSc in Political Sciences and Political Communication.

He also obtained a Master’s in Journalism and New Media Communication where he developed his skills in designing and implementing Mass Media communication techniques later used in various European projects in which he participated as Communication Manager.

His working experience as Journalist, Radio Presenter, Press Officer, and Manager in various means of media such as TV, Radio, Magazine, Press Office and Social Media helped him develop his deep knowledge in media relations. Additionally, the past few years he worked for TEDx Thessaloniki, first as Communication Sponsorships Manager and then as a Communication Director of the PR and Communications Team and general spokesperson.

Anastasia Vaitsopoulou

Anastasia Vaitsopoulou is a humanitarian affairs reporter and mainly writes about sociopolitical issues.

She currently works for POPAGANDA, where she covers stories regarding human rights, animal rights and planetary rights. She is also the Communications officer for the NGO Gender Alliance Initiative. In the past, she has worked for TV productions, other audiovisual and print media, as well as for a digital marketing agency.

She has studied Communication and Media in the University of Athens and is now attending the masters program Gender, Society, Politics in Panteion University. Anastasia has won the first award in the journalistic competition “Write for Inclusion”.

She is a facilitator on human rights too and has collaborated with the British Council for the “Active Citizens” project. Last but not least, she has co-created two short documentaries about access to medicine.

Dolly Zervou

Dolly Zervou grew up in a family that was heavily involved in the clothing industry and this explains her strong inclination for fashion.

After graduating from the American College, she began her studies at the School of Fine Arts of the French Institute of Thessaloniki and continued on Industrial Design in Saint Etienne, France.

She has worked as a fashion stylist, in fashion magazines such as Vogue, OK, Maxim, Close Up and many others and also as a personal stylist for presenters in ERT3 channel. She has been presenting her own fashion column on TV Macedonia and TV100 channels.

Today, she is the Director of the Fashion & Beauty School of IEK DELTA 360, while she continues to undertake the styling & visual merchandising of esteemed clothing companies for more than 20 years. She is also an editor in electronic and printed press, always focusing on fashion and style.

Vaggelis Rissou

Vangelis Rissou works in music the last 27 years.

He has studied finance and management in Irakleio, Crete, where he was also working as a DJ and a radio producer.

Member of the highly influential music site LAGASTA and the label LAGASTA records, he has played music in London Fashion Week, on the NYC Downlow at the Glastonbury Festival, in Love International festival and at the VIP stage of Melt Festival among others, while he was holding a residency at the Dalston Superstore in London.

In Thessaloniki he lived for 10 years and worked in many bars of the city and in the radio, while he created the concept parties “Can you Relate?” with a different theme every time that was also part of the aesthetics and the design of the venue and guests such as Horse Meat Disco, Duke Dumont, Shit Robot, The Magician etc.

Later on the LAGASTA events with Tim Sweeney, The blessed Madonna, Massimiliano Pagliara, Andy Butler, Kim Ann Foxman among others. He has also been writing on magazines such as SOUL and LIFO whereas the last five years he resides between Greece and New York, collaborating with big venues such as Good Room and Le Bain at the Standard. His most recent project is Boys’ Shorts, the electronic duo that he created with Tareq.

Pinelopi Papakonstantinou

She was born in Kavala and studied Archeology & Art History at the University of Ioannina. She is a postgraduate student in the Department of Museology & Exhibition Curation at the University of Bologna, with Erasmus + and specialization in Cultural Tourism.

Her involvement with cultural events began through volunteering at festivals and art symposia, while from 2021 she officially works for the Cosmopolis Festival in the field of communication and production, in parallel with the coordination of the festival volunteer groups.

Kamilo Nollas

Kamilo Nollas (born Paris 1968), studied photography in Athens and Liege and since 1999 has been working as a freelance photographer and photography teacher.

His first solo exhibition Tobacco Shop (2007) was presented in Athens, Thessaloniki, Paris and Istanbul. In 2009 he received a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation and attended specialized courses at the International Center of Photography in New York. The material that emerged from his stay in the United States was presented in a solo exhibition at the New Benaki Museum (2011) entitled Mobile in NY.

His photographs belong to public and private collections in Greece and abroad, while four albums-monographs with his personal work have been published. Since 2015, it organizes the Vovousa Festival, the only multi-themed mountain festival in Greece.

Lakis Gavalas

Lakis Gavalas was born in the 1950s, in the glorious Piraeus. He has dealt seriously with fashion and Art Direction.

In 1982 he set up his own business in Greece with imports from well-known fashion companies in Italy, France and America. In 2000 he created his own brand, .LAK, with men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. He then got involved in television and theater, ending up being a teacher in two fashion schools and being a narrator and host of various podcasts.

Georgia Paraschou

Georgia Paraschou is the youngest Director of Culture and Youth at the UNESCO Piraeus and Islands Group. She has served as a staff member of the Social Structures for the Immediate Alleviation of Poverty in 5 regions of the country.

Georgia holds a degree in Business & Human Resource Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She specialises in social and humanitarian management. She is the founder of Humanity Greece, a humanitarian organisation that since August 2021 has been instrumental in supporting vulnerable social groups.

She has served as a strategic communications executive in private and public companies and as a communications consultant in the press office of the former Deputy Minister of Digital Governance, Mr. Grigoris Zarifopoulos, and is currently Project Manager for the digital portal www.digitalsolidarity.gr.

Aggelina Kanellopoulou

Aggelina is an environmental scientist from Greece with a BA in Psychology and a great love for bees and biodiversity.

Her fascination for bees started along with the first beekeeping lesson in 2012. A MSc in the University of Edinburgh led her to research positions in the USA (UC San Diego) and Spain. But research has proven to be a useful tool for moving forward with something that she believes will really bring change: education. With that in mind, Angelina worked for environmental organizations in Greece and France.

In 2017, Angelina (with the support of the German Robert Bosch Foundation) founded “The Bee Camp”, the first organization in Greece that deals with the protection of bees with the motto “a better world is blooming”. In 2019 she was awarded the Prize of Science Communication.

In 2021, Aggelina was selected as one of the 7 women in the world for the Women for Bees program of Guerlain and UNESCO in France, with Angelina Jolie as ambassador. As a representative of the Women for Bees program, in 2022 she traveled to Cambodia with Jolie, to launch the local Women for Bees program.

Elena Papadimitriou

Elena was born and raised in Thessaloniki. Studied Journalism and Mass Communication at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, MSc inPolitical Science and Sociology, Athens University. She has been working since her student years in the Press and in the online media.

From 2006 to the summer of 2014, she was a member of the MEGA morning news broadcasting group. Since July 2014, she has been working on SKAI TV and radio.

She has covered journalistic missions as well as television broadcasts of major events of European and international current affairs over the last few years. Experienced event moderator and media trainer. Music lover.


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