is an annual Photo competition/exhibition organised by architecture students for architecture students at the TU Graz. Since 2015 it includes a short film competition section as well.
The last exhibition in March/April 2015 with the topic “architecture & motion” was the third in a row to experience a growing number of visitors and interest, both amongst students as well as teaching stuff and external guests.
Additional to the common competition content, every annual topic is represented with a conceptual exhibition design in the foyer of Alte Technik at TU Graz, where all submissions are being shown and the best ones awarded.
The exhibition concept and suitable design is being developed and realised as a collaborative project. In 2015 the team counted 30 persons. In addition to the exhibition area, meeting-sitting-learning spaces in the same design, are being placed in the foyer to create an interesting meeting and lingering zone, that can be used by students, teachers and external visitors
The competition is not only for advanced photographers and moviemakers, but also gives a chance for beginners to express their creativity and show the results to the public. Therefore, our main objective is to show all submissions. As consequence, workshops regarding photography and moviemaking, take place before and during the exhibition, organised by external partners and other students as an introduction into the topic od photo and movie making.
Our aim is to promote extracurricular activities from students and also to create a platform for all interested to show their work and improve their skills. Further, we would like to expand and illustrate the utilisation and function of space at the university, and how its possible to fulfil projects at the TU besides the daily university routine with one´s own initiative.
…..THE WORLD and how it is perceived by the students of architecture.
FotoEXPO has started at N.Belojanis dormitory as an idea of the students of architecture at Slovak Technical University, in order to discuss the phenomenon of photography. First FotoEXPO exhibition was in 2001. The students motivated by pleasant atmosphere of photographic meeting established the roots of this tradition.
The project was growing successfully, the university teachers and external public started attending the exhibition. The active students who wanted to continue the tradition, led the project in a very dynamic way so theexhibition didn’t stagnate. FotoEXPO is accompanied by more and more various activities every year and theworks of more than hundred of authors with their selection of photos are presented. The organisers started an international cooperation in 2009 and the project has been reinstalled in Banska Bystrica, Spisska Nova Ves, Nitra and Brno (CZ) till now.
The exhibition took place in many different places. In the beginning, it was an event happening at N.Belojanis dormitory, but it was successfully moved at the Faculty of Architecture later. With two-year break , the project is still happening at the Faculty of Architecture in Bratislava.
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