SUPER KIOSK is a platform for education, discussion, and refreshment. Constructed from recycled materials as a standalone structure within the Islahane Culture Centre, SUPER KIOSK is based on the belief that anyone can learn how to design and build new structures and new technologies; that new approaches are needed to face the ecological and political situation we face; and that such approaches emerge from collective education and knowledge-sharing.
SUPER KIOSK was designed and constructed by James Bridle, Navine G. Dossos, and a team of students from the architecture department of the University of Thessaloniki. A one-week workshop included an open-ended design process, collaborative construction, and co-education in tools, techniques, and renewable energy design, as well as the planting of a biodiverse garden of endemic Greek medicinal plants on the site. SUPER KIOSK was constructed entirely from reclaimed wood sourced from construction sites, and includes simple DIY technologies for solar power generation, water collection, and purification. An on-site library gives more information about the design and construction process, as well as the influences behind it. A tea service designed by the artists provides the opportunity for visitors to drink traditional mountain teas while resting and researching.
SUPER KIOSK was commissioned from Vessel (James Bridle and Navine G. Dossos) for the 8th Thessaloniki Biennial. It was designed and built by Navine G. Dossos, James Bridle, Kalypso Theodoropoulou, Giannis Iakovakis, Maira Konstantinidou, Theodora Vassileiadou, Evgenia Malamoglou, Adriana Donca, Danai Eleni Paulidou, Natalia-Lydia Papadantonaki, Leda Demetriadou, Andreas Pantelakis, Dimitris Athanasiou, Katerina Perdikouri-Papadopoulou, Triada Panayiotidou, Giannis Petridis, with thanks to Maria Vincentelli, Despoina Thomaidou, Themis Lakkas, Areti Kondylidou and the staff of the Islahane Cultural Centre, Apostolos Kalfopoulos, Theodora Chorafa, Nikos Thymakis, The Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia, Onassis AIR, Alex Bank, Christos Thomaidou, Daphnis and Chloe, Kevin Dibb and Zoi Mostokou.