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

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

A SURVEY OF ATTICA CONTEMPORARY RUINS: “DREAM ABANDONED” and “ATHENS RISES” by JEFF VANDERPOOL
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A SURVEY OF ATTICA CONTEMPORARY RUINS: “DREAM ABANDONED” and “ATHENS RISES” by JEFF VANDERPOOL

The great economic bubble that started in 1992 has left Greece in ruins after years of uncontrolled economic activity and unsustainable politics that caused an excessive housing development and alterations in the social structure through extreme consumption. The economic slowdown that started in Winter 2008 is recognizable in the empty building shells, concrete skeletons and … Continue reading