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

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

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