Presentation on Byzantine Gardens and the Gardens of Halki at an International Conference in Constantinople

31/05/2016
Dr. Julia Georgi, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Architecture Land and Environmental Sciences of Neapolis University Pafos, presented as Key note speaker her paper entitled “The Garden at Byzantine times: Issues of Restoration" at the International Conference ' USULAR PEMKON KONFERANSLARI held from 23-25 May 2016. In her presentation Dr. Georgi focused on her research on the historical development of Byzantine Gardens and in her recent study for the construction of the gardens of Halki. The presentation was published in the volume of proceedings of the Conference.

The International Conference was co-organized by two Universities of Constantinople: the Constantinople Technical University represented by the Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture Prof. Esbah Hayriye and ISIK University represented by the Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture Prof. Dr. Adnan Uzun.

The presentation of Dr. Georgi' s work was attended by his excellence the Metropolitan of Bursa (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Bishop Elpidoforos, Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, while greetings were addressed  by the Dean of the School of Landscape Architecture of ISIK University Professor Abdullah, who expressed a special greeting to Bishop Elpidoforos.


Next, Dr. Julia Georgi visited the Patriarch gardens of Halki, Constantinople designed in the spirit of Byzantine gardens, where she was offered a tour by his excellence Bishop Elpidoforos. The study was carried out from Neapolis University of Pafos represented by Dr. Julia Georgi as leader of the design team. The study of the gardens of Halki was presented to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in September 2014 during a special ceremony attended by the President of Neapolis University, Mr. Michael Leptos who received congratulations on the quality of the design work on behalf of Neapolis University. The supervision of the project was conducted by Mr. Nikos Thymakis, Agronomist and member of the design team of Neapolis University.


Photo:
On the left picture: Metropolitan of Bursa (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Bishop Elpidoforos, Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,  Assoc. Professor Julia Georgi, , Head of the Department of Architecture Land  and Environmental Science, Prof. Esbah Hayriye,  Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Prof. Eva Aleksandrou, ISIK University
 
On the right picture: His excellence Bishop Elpidoforos and Dr. Julia Georgi during her visit of the Patriarch gardens of Halki.