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Maria Florou

Head of the Industrial Gas Museum
Technopolis City of Athens
Participates in 1 Session

Maria Florou, Head of the Industrial Gas Museum has graduated from the department of History and Archaeology in the University of Thessaloniki, Greece and has a master degree in Museum Studies/University of Leicester, UK. In the past she has worked in archaeological excavations and in educational programs in art museums. Since 2004 she worked as an assistant curator in Technopolis City of Athens in the Department of Visual Arts. In 2011, she participated in the museological team of the Industrial Gas Museum (IGM) and since then she is Head of the IGM at Technopolis, in Athens. Since 2018, she is also in charge of the Educational Program Kids4theCity, a programme dedicated to citizenship and public awareness of the protection of the city’s monuments. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Cultural, Sports and Youth Organization, City of Athens (2018-2019). She has participated in conferences and projects for the promotion of the Industrial Archaeology and Heritage and for the use of Oral History in museums. She is also very interested on audience development and communication strategies on historical sites.

Sessions in which Maria Florou participates

Sessions in which Maria Florou attends

lunes 29 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutos
3:30 PM
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas confinée, peu s’en faut, Outre les grandes concentrations d’entreprises des quartiers centraux, elle est constituée des réseaux infrastructuraux, d’une douzaine de centrales hydroélectriques et des ensembles manufacturiers disséminés dans une quinzaine de petites villes aujourd’hui intégrées dans l’aire métropolitaine. La conférence proposera un surv...

Gérard Beaudet

Keynote speaker

martes 30 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

miércoles 31 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 45 minutos

This tour offers an excursion on a privatized deck of Montreal's bateau-mouche; a playful guided tour that takes in some of the city's industrial landmarks from the St. Lawrence River.The tour is priced to cover additional costs; the fee includes access to the bateau-mouche, the tour and a drink.Departure will be on foot from the conference venue; boarding is at 3:45 p.m. at the l...

5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

viernes 2 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutos

Walkers will meet at the entrance (there is only one) of Lionel Groulx Metro and from there walk along the canal to the St-Gabriel Locks. This was once the most heavily industrialized area in Canada. It is now a zone of affluence between the hardscrabble, but now gentrifying, Point Saint-Charles, historically Irish and French, and Little Burgundy, one of Montreal's first multi-racial neighbourhoods. Several former factories were converted into condominiums in the...