Conference – Theophil Hansen and Athens

Theophil Hansen and Athens

Friday 16 January 2015
B & M Theocharakis Foundation
9, Vass. Sophias and 1, Merlin Street
Auditorium, 10:00-17:00

The Danish Institute at Athens and Theocharakis Foundation are pleased to invite all interested parties to a one-day conference about the life and work of the Danish architect Theophil Hansen (1813-91), who designed some of the most significant buildings of 19th century Athens and Vienna. The conference is organised as an event to follow the exhibition ‘Hellenische Renaissance’. The Architecture of Theophil Hansen (1813-1891) on display at Theocharakis Foundation until 18 January 2015.


10:15   Welcoming addresses by Fotis Papathanasiou, director of the Theocharakis Foundation, Melitta Schubart, Austria’s ambassador to Greece, Mette Knudsen, Denmark’s ambassador to Greece and Rune Frederiksen, director of the Danish Institute at Athens.

10:30   Prof. em. Dr Alexander Papageorgiou-Venetas, architect: The Life and Work of Theophil Hansen.

11:30   Prof. Georgios A. Panetsos, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Patras: Architectural Meanings and Concepts in Theophil Hansen’s Work.

12:30   Coffee break

13:00   Asst. prof. Irene Fatsea, architect, PhD (MIT) history & theory of architecture: The Athenian Academy of Theophil Hansen: building spatial poetics in Late-Classicism.

14:00   Lunch break

15:00   Dr Patrick Kragelund, art historian, Director of the Danish National Art Library: The Parthenon in Danish Art and Architecture, from Abildgaard to Theophil Hansen.

16:00   Dr Marilena Z. Cassimatis, art historian, senior curator, National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum: Theophil Hansen and Ernst Ziller. Bridges of creation by letter correspondence (1861-1891).

Here you can find the programme in pdf.