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 ROOM WITH MANY VIEWS: “GAZI 1991-1994” by ANTIGONI KAVVATHA
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A ROOM WITH MANY VIEWS: “GAZI 1991-1994” by ANTIGONI KAVVATHA

During the Austerity Epoch, Athens has become a hotspot for art. Many artists incorporate “political upheaval and social frustration,” but such reaction against the economic crisis has transformed Athens into a fertile ground for creativity (Laura Secorun Palet). Differently, architecture needs time to adapt to new conditions and to satisfy societal demands esthetically, functionally and professionally. The Athens Project wants … Continue reading

POINT SUPREME: ATHENS AS A COLLAGE
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POINT SUPREME: ATHENS AS A COLLAGE

After having studied in Athens, Konstantinos Ρantazis and Marianna Rentzou moved abroad for a Master Diploma  at the Berlage Institute and at the Bartlett School of Architecture) and to work in numerous international offices. As a critical period for the formation of an architect, the years after the graduation offers the background for the successive professional career. … 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