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

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

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