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A Tale of Tales: Stories from the blossomed bitter-orange forest

We are in a five storey polykatoikia of Athens, in 2018, 2040, 2400. Its inhabitants live their normative lives under the long summer heat. Electra Hoover is removing all the clouds with her electric hoover, Astra Brillis is selling late night dreams, and the last black cat is stealing an octopus. On a journey across the Athenian neighborhoods and the islands of the Aegean, through a transposition from text to drawing, models, and a film, these figures imagine ways to tackle the crisis. They become parts of spaces and buildings and tell a true story that smells like bitter-orange juice and fresh fish.

Join us for the launch of our new exhibition, A Tale of Tales. A trip to the world of Ifigeneia Liangi, an architect and illustrator teaching and working in London. Inspired on her natal Greece, Ifigeneia built a fairy tale based on a local polykatoikia, where its fictional characters meet historic Greek figures through the power of imagination.  

Ifigeneia is an architect and an illustrator. She is teaching at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. She is a PhD student by architectural design at The Bartlett. Her research is in the field of architectural storytelling.

This event is free and runs from 21 September until 31 October 2018.

Open weekdays, 09:00-17:30. 


Factory Fifteen is a directing collective formed by Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls and
Kibwe Tavares. As trained architects and designers, they bring a mixed media approach to film-making. They have directed renowned, thought-provoking short films, narrative driven music videos, animations for brands, interactive websites and immersive installations. Their multi-disciplinary talents and distinctive approach to film-making has been engaged by high profile brands including Channel 4, BFI, UEFA, Samsung and Guinness.

The collective has won a raft of awards, including the Jury Prize for animation direction
at the Sundance Film Festival, Best Music Video (Berlin Music Video Awards), Best
Architectural 3D Film and Best Architectural 3D Image. In addition, their creative shorts
and artwork has been exhibited internationally at festivals and venues such as SXSW,
Onedotzeoro, Arts Electronica, Alpha-ville, The Creator’s Project and The Whitechapel

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