THE ABANDONED STOA: ‘TRACES OF COMMERCE’ by HARIS BISKOS, MARTHA GIANNAKOPOULOS and CLELIA THERMOU
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THE ABANDONED STOA: ‘TRACES OF COMMERCE’ by HARIS BISKOS, MARTHA GIANNAKOPOULOS and CLELIA THERMOU

The stoa, that finds its precedents in the one named to Attalo, a commercial space in Ancient Greece, is a covered commercial gallery that crosses many buildings of a block. There are 170 galleries in the City Center of Athens, and while the biggest ones are still in use, many have been abandoned since before … Continue reading

THE HIDDEN SPIRAL: ‘CitiesInVisible’ by ANARGYROS DROLAPAS
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THE HIDDEN SPIRAL: ‘CitiesInVisible’ by ANARGYROS DROLAPAS

CitiesInVisible is an e-book about Athens by the photographer Anargyros Drolapas that follows the path traced by Italo Calvino with the book Invisible Cities. A first edition of CitiesInVisible was presented in 2014 at the Visitors Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center as part of the Summer Workshop Critical organised by Petros Babasikas and Yorgos Prinos for the Depression Era … Continue reading

DUPLICATION AND NARRATION: ‘POSTERS 1985-1986’ by COSTIS ANTONIADIS
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DUPLICATION AND NARRATION: ‘POSTERS 1985-1986’ by COSTIS ANTONIADIS

In 1986 Costis Antoniadis, a Greek photographer that studied Physics at the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki and subsequently photography at the Institut Français de la Photographie in Paris, presented a work with the title Posters 1986-1990 at the Photographic Center of Athens. In 1985 Athens was the first city to be European Capital of Culture. In … Continue reading

THE HEALING PLANT: ‘THE COLLECTOR’S ARCHIVE’ by CATRIONA GALLAGHER
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THE HEALING PLANT: ‘THE COLLECTOR’S ARCHIVE’ by CATRIONA GALLAGHER

Catriona Callagher is a British artist that moved to Athens two years ago, initially for a residency at Snehta Residency in Kypseli in 2014 and then she decided to stay, working in Greece both as an artist and as a curator. Her research on Athens started during the initial period spent in the city, studying the cracks in … Continue reading

LINA EL-KHOURY: PUBLIC SPACES FOR REFUGEES IN LEBANON
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LINA EL-KHOURY: PUBLIC SPACES FOR REFUGEES IN LEBANON

Lina El-Khoury drives the Kahkaha Project in Beirut, a project focused on building public spaces in Palestinian Camps. It operates under the legal framework of the Social Support Society, a local NGO established in 2006. Kahkaha aims to improve living conditions of the population in the camps by inserting public spaces and playgrounds in a very dense environment. … Continue reading