Aristofanis Soulikias

INDI PhD student
concordia university
Participates in 1 Session

Aristofanis Soulikias is an architect and film animator.  He is a PhD student at Concordia University, in the Individualized Program, pursuing an interdisciplinary research-creation study with the title: Sensing the city: revealing urban realities and potentials through handmade film animation, which aims at examining how Architecture and Film Animation can inform each other and evolve with the use of traditional handmade techniques that have re-emerged, owing to digital technologies, as to engage citizens with their urban built environment and its intangible realms. He works mostly with traditional stop-motion techniques, which involve under-lit silhouettes and prefers crafting his scenes under camera. 

His B.Sc in Architecture and a B.Arch from McGill University were followed by a period of professional conservation work on Mediaeval and Post-Mediaeval monuments in Greece, which in turn, led to a scholarship by the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage towards an MA in Conservation Studies at the Archaeology Department of the University of York, UK, completed in 2010.

After a two-year fellowship at the Prince’s Foundation in London, UK, where he worked and received training on sustainable urbanism, Aristofanis returned to his native Montreal to learn the craft of film animation at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, where he completed a BFA with distinction.  His graduation film Last Dance on the Main, an animated documentary on the perilous state of Montreal’s built heritage and social fabric was selected by TIFF’s Canada's Top Ten for the year 2014 and won four awards amongst the 65 international festivals, at which it was screened.  That same year he received the Mel Hoppenheim’s Emru Townsend award in Film Animation.  In 2019 he was the recipient of the Jorisch Family Artist Residency Award which resulted in a research-creation project at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Austria.  

Sessions in which Aristofanis Soulikias participates

Friday 7 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Aristofanis Soulikias attends

Thursday 6 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30
9:30
11:30
11:30
15:30
15:30

Friday 7 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30
9:30
11:30
11:30
15:30
15:30

Saturday 8 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30
9:30
11:30
11:30
15:30
15:30

Sunday 9 May, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:30
11:30
13:30
13:30
15:30
15:30
17:00
17:00
17:30
17:30