THE MANY LAYERS OF THE CITY:”STRATIGRAPHY” by TODD LOWERY
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THE MANY LAYERS OF THE CITY:”STRATIGRAPHY” by TODD LOWERY

Todd Lowery is an american artist and academic that has established a close relationship with Athens. Travelling every year between Greece and the States, he recollects the many things he experienced in Athens to reassemble in his work. The process of reassembling happens simultaneously through the overlapping of many layers of his memory in his … Continue reading

AN ICONIC DISTURBANCE: ‘POSTCARDS FROM ATHENS’ by ALEXANDROS MAGANIOTIS
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AN ICONIC DISTURBANCE: ‘POSTCARDS FROM ATHENS’ by ALEXANDROS MAGANIOTIS

Alexandros Maganiotis is an artist trapped into the body of an architect. Living in Athens, he is been inspired by the city from the realization of some works, like Postcards for Athens and A Disturbance of Memory, but mostly Athens influenced the technique that he uses in in works. Athens, as a juxtaposition of fragments from … Continue reading

A PARTICIPATORY PORTRAIT OF ATHENS: ΑΘΗΝΑ ΘΕΑ by IANNA ANDREADIS
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A PARTICIPATORY PORTRAIT OF ATHENS: ΑΘΗΝΑ ΘΕΑ by IANNA ANDREADIS

Ianna Andreadis is a Greek artist living in Paris. Few years ago she started on Facebook a collective project called ΑΘΗΝΑ ΘΕΑ with an open call to shot a picture of Athens from a window. This project  builds a collective image of the city starting from many different individual points of view. I started a conversation with Ianna three years ago and I have followed … Continue reading

A MAGNIFICATION OF THE UNKNOWN: ‘SECRETS AND CRISES’ by ZOE HATZIYANNAKI
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A MAGNIFICATION OF THE UNKNOWN: ‘SECRETS AND CRISES’ by ZOE HATZIYANNAKI

Secrets and Crises by Zoe Hatziyannaki is a portrait on the palaces of powers, these institutional buildings in Athens what the power is hold. Her work aims to explore the hidden movements behind the institutional facade opposing two representation methods. The geometry of the orthographic composition of the elevation of the building shows an apparent clearness and stability, something that … Continue reading

EXPLORING AN ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURAL VOCABULARY: PUBLIC UTILITY MICROSTRUCTURES by ELEANNA HORITI
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EXPLORING AN ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURAL VOCABULARY: PUBLIC UTILITY MICROSTRUCTURES by ELEANNA HORITI

Text by Eleanna Horiti Exploring the necessity and utility of creating and developing sets of ‘peripheral’ structures and facilities intended to be used as urban tools, in order to target urban issues that have arisen or have become accentuated as a result of political and social processes. The existence of parallel realities within cityscapes and … Continue reading

THE THICKNESS OF COMMONS:’PLATEIA KOTZIA’ by NEAR architecture
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THE THICKNESS OF COMMONS:’PLATEIA KOTZIA’ by NEAR architecture

Representative powers are often disjointed from public participation and daily city life. Such urban incoherence raises questions about the actual state of democracy and the effective future performances of governmental institutions. The detachment between citizenship and its representative projection presents itself as clear as a paradigm in the case of Athens Town Hall. The 19th … Continue reading

IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: ‘TROPICAL ATHENS’ by ELINA DROSSOU
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IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: ‘TROPICAL ATHENS’ by ELINA DROSSOU

Text by Elina Drossou Omonia Square, the oldest (dated in 1849) square and one of the most prominent reference points in the city, has historically gone through a series of restorations and transformations and, for decades, used to spurt liveliness, colours, smells, music and fun. However, all the signs of its glorious past, such as flowers, … Continue reading