For the Symposium participants and University staff/students:

Lida Hujić would like to announce a special offer for her book The First to Know: How Hipsters and Mavericks Shape the Zeitgeist in the reduced price of £15.00 + pp (UK: £3.00; EU: £6.00; USA/rest of the world: £10.00) (normal price: £25.00). Please email: mo@centralbooks.com and stating Balkan Locus Focus in the subject.


‘Elegantly written by someone who was a participant, a witness and a trailblazer. Highly recommended.’  Sasha Savic, CEO, WPP Group, North America

‘This book is AMAZING. ’  Dazed and Confused

‘Intellectual Must Read. ’  Time Out

‘Essential Read. ’  Rough Trade

‘Manages the impossible by delivering a precise study of the cool. Sure to become a reference in years to come.’ Jerry Bouthier, DJ, Vivienne Westwood/Kitsuné


The Athens-based Chris Trivizas | Design studio supports the Symposium with its self-promotional concept design: A24+ Silence Water, Finalist at the European Design Awards 2012.


Α24+ Silence Water
Drink, listen, say

The inspiration for the Α24+ Silence Water came from the common practice of interrupting. Often people interrupt one another, without letting whoever is speaking finish his/her sentence. The name ‘Silence Water’ is actually part of a Greek saying, originated in a myth. The question “did you drink the Silence Water?” is addressed nowadays to someone who is not responsive or very quiet or out of words.

In Α24+ we use this saying as a reminder that one should not be hasty in talking, but should rather “learn to listen first and then speak”.

The Α24+ Silence Water is suitable for people with sensitivity to presentations, lectures and conferences. It soothes the desire to interrupt, enhances hearing, strengthens concentration and prolongs the period of unbroken attention.

The Α24+ was designed in a glass bottle, with a dispenser comprising of 4 doses of 0.125 L, each lasting 24’. The name Α24+ results from the combination of the letter A, which is the drop cap of the word ‘silent’, and 24, which indicates the duration of each dose’s effect.


More info: http://www.behance.net/gallery/A24-Silence-Water/2660263


Chris Trivizas | Design studio has been repeatedly distinguished in several National, European and International design competitions, such as EVGE (Greek graphic design and illustration awards), Red Dot Design Awards (Communication design), Ermis Awards (Advertising Creativity Awards), Hiiibrand (International design awards), ED-Awards (European design awards), BNA (Brand new awards), Eulda (European logo design annual), WOLDA (Worldwide logo design annual), and ADA (American design awards).

Chris’s work has been featured in various international publications: Gestalten, Rockport, Taschen, Laurence King Publishing, Viction:ary, Index Books, Rotovision, Sandu Publications, Sendpoints Publishing, Designers Books, Artpower, Zeixs & Ooogo Limited. In addition, the studio has been included with tributes and interviews in the magazines +design, Adobe Magazine and Novum (World of Graphic Design).