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PIKPA, E1 Piraeus port. “To be there!”

Mıcrogeographıes ınvestıgate the sıtuatıon of the refugee camp ın Greece and in particular in Pıraeus, Ellinikon and Mytilene, Lesbos, through a series of visits, in situ installations and performances of the artists Maria Sarri and Angelos Skourtis. Theır activity emphasizes the observation and personal experience of the camps, creating a personal relation with refugees and

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Angelos Skourtis, “Tu – Io Sono” (Part1), Victoria square

Mıcrogeographıes ınvestıgate the sıtuatıon of the refugee camp ın Greece and in particular in Pıraeus, Ellinikon and Mytilene, Lesbos, through a series of visits, in situ installations and performances of the artists Maria Sarri and Angelos Skourtis. Theır activity emphasizes the observation and personal experience of the camps, creating a personal relation with refugees and

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Bageion. Presentation

Presentation of Microgeographies narratives “Accidental Guide of Urban Commoning”(2013) and “Revification of Ancient Ruins”(WWSf, 2014) which are centered around Artemis Agrotera Temple and its incorporation at the everyday urban life. The presentation was at the context of “ILIS-SOS” project by the Residents of Mets Initiative. It was hosted at Bageion, a historic deserted hotel in

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Block 15. “The Return of Orpheus in Hades”

Haidari concentration camp (Greek: στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Χαϊδαρίου, stratópedo syngéntrosis Chaidaríou, German: KZ Chaidari) was a concentration camp operated by the German Schutzstaffel at the Athens suburb of Haidari during the Axis occupation of Greece in World War II. Operating from September 1943 until it was shut down in September 1944, it was the largest and

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Haidari concentration camp – Block 15. Walk, public discussion and performance

Haidari concentration camp (Greek: στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Χαϊδαρίου, stratópedo syngéntrosis Chaidaríou, German: KZ Chaidari) was a concentration camp operated by the German Schutzstaffel at the Athens suburb of Haidari during the Axis occupation of Greece in World War II. Operating from September 1943 until it was shut down in September 1944, it was the largest and

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The Athens Center. “Investigating the Context”

Microgeographies ch5 “ Revivification of Ancient Ruins ” explores the possibility of incorporating deserted archaeological sites in the everyday city life, starting from the remains of Artemis Agrotera Temple. Through a unity of site-specific art works and public discussions. At this context we presented the photographic presentation by architect Iosif Effraimidis and artist Panayiotis Lamprou

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Office. “Beyond Walden (on Thoreau’s Cabin)”

Beyond Walden (on Thoreau’s Cabin) is a site specific installation (video/sound installation, wooden cabin) by Rika Krithara. Based on Thoreau’s cabin, an installation about the safety of the shell.  Constructing collectively a deserted, sinking cabin inside an abandoned architectural office, habitation widens negating the protective shell of a clear, expected structure. The potential of a

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Pavement next to industrial ruins of Athens School of Fine Arts. “Relocation I : pic nic”

Relocation I: pic nic, a public, participatory action planned and organised by Evangelia Raftopoulou took place on that cloudy Wednesday afternoon on the sidewalk that is part of the route followed by the Itinerant Photography Lab. Raftopoulou cooked stuffed tomatoes (“gemista”, a traditional Greek dish) and invited friends and fellow students from the Athens School

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Ardittos Association, Mets. Discussion on the disenchantment of the archaeological site of Artemis Agrotera, Mets.

Discussion at the space of Ardittos Association which focused on the gradual disenchantment of the site over the years ,and the processes by which we attempt to re- vivificate ancient monuments through the therapeutic use of art work. In the discussion we referred to examples delineated and actions made in this and other sites, we

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Artemis Agrotera. “Rising”

“Rising”, is an interactive performance by artist Nikos Stathopoulos. It took place at the Courtyard of Artemis Agrotera Temple-Mets (at the side of Ardittou Street at the elevated part of the pavement that forms the courtyard of the temple of Artemis Agrotera). Rising is a work where the artist as well as the viewer experiences

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Keratea. Notes for a museum of the Commons (Towards S.O.M.A.)

S.O.M.A  (Scattered Open Museum of Attica / Διάσπαρτο Ανοιχτό Μουσείο Αττικής) Το S.O.M.A είναι ένα συλλογικό έργο που εξελίσσεται μέσα από τη συνεργασία του Αρχιτεκτονικού Εργαστηρίου Συμμετοχικού Σχεδιασμού NonPlan και του Πολιτιστικού Συνδέσμου Κερατέας Χρυσή Τομή. Είναι μία ανοιχτή διάσπαρτη δομή που στεγάζεται προσωρινά στην Κερατέα Αττικής. Έχει πιλοτικό χαρακτήρα και μπορεί να εφαρμοστεί σε

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Pireaus and Microlimano. “Reveries and Realities” research trip (day 2)

At the context of World Wide Storefront, Microgeographies presented “Reveries and Realities”: a unity of in situ installations, performances and routes, personal and collective, regarding the lived experience of deserted places, starting from the remains of the ancient Sacred Way and ending to the coast of West Attica-Chaidari and Piraeus. This research and experiential trip

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Korydallos Prison. “Prison as an Invisible Island”

«Φυλακή σαν ένα Αόρατο Νησί»* Το ταξίδι μου στο «Αόρατο Νησί» ΣΔΕ (Σχολείο Δεύτερης Ευκαιρίας) φυλακών Κορυδαλλού, κράτησε τρεις ώρες. Τρεις ώρες σημαντικές για μένα και ελπίζω και για τους 25 ενήλικες έγκλειστους, που συνεργαστήκαμε μέσω της τέχνης. Το θέμα με το οποίο συμμετείχα σε αυτό το πρόγραμμα είχε σαν αφετηρία, το περίκλειστο σχήμα ενός

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Orizontas autoorganised space. Discussion on Polis and Democracy and presentation of the project “Invisible Islands”

Orizontas autoorganised space is located in Metaxourgeio, one block from Demosion Sema. Microgeographies have continually collaborated with Orizontas, as also on the events of October 31;  in the evening after the Public Reading of Pericle’s Epithaph at Demosion Sema, we continued there our performative reading and discussion, and reflected on our recent wandering in time,

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Office. “Sentimental Topography”

Aristotle Giannakouros and Hariklia Hari share their experience of the Ilissia forest in Athens. Both live nearby and incorporate the forest in their everydaylife activities: Aristotle accompanies his small daughter to school through the forest path, Hariklia walks her dog. These everyday small acts form a daily ritual. And can became a reverie. We can

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Office. “Sentimental Topography” part2

Aristotle Giannakouros’ Music and Writings. Part of the Office’s installation “Sentimental Topography” (in collaboration with H.Hari)                             Ενας μοναχικός περίπατος Εκείνη τη μέρα δεν έβρεχε, κι’οι πέτρες είχαν πιάσει γιά τα καλά τη συζήτηση πίσω απ’τους φράχτες και τους κήπους.Τους αγκαλιασμένους φράχτες με τα ιδωμένα και τ’ ανείπωτα, τους κήπους με τα μυστικά και τα

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Void – 1rst Floor. “The Neighborhood, the Inhabitants and their Stories”

photos by Kazeron                              In “Urban Stories from the Center of Athens”, Microgeographies narrative unfolds in both “Arch_06 Lab” and “Void@1rst Floor”. These places are located almost door-to-door in Psyrri area at the center of Athens; an area and a community that undergoes gentrification. Void@1rst floor hosted the Action-Installation of the work in progress “The

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Arch_06 Lab. “Urban Stories from the Center of Athens”, a Workshop on Methods on Public Space

In “Urban Stories from the Center of Athens”, Microgeographies narrative unfolds in the sites “Arch_06 Lab” (A) and “Void@1rst Floor”(K)  that are located almost door-to-door in Psyrri area at the center of Athens; an area and a community that undergoes gentrification. In collaboration with architectural and artistic groups and residents that continually work on public

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Arch_06 Lab. “5-7 Riga Palamidou str.”, a site specific work by Katerina Zafeiropoulou

Starting from Microgeographies focus on “Urban Stories from the Center of Athens” curated by Hariklia Hari, Katerina Zafeiropoulou created the site specific work “5-7 Riga Palamidou str.” at Arch_06 (A). Located in the gentrified area of Psyrri, Arch_06 was included into Microgeograpies narrative as a paradigm of a new model of working space resisting the

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Office. “Transperancies and the Sacred” (Exhibition no2)

The narrative of the Office “Transperancies and the Sacred” is centered around the site specific installations by the artists Christos Kotsoulas (Capten), Katerina Zafeiropoulou and Metoo (Aliki Kakoulidou, Dimitra Vasilakou) and a performance by Angelos Skourtis. Curated by Hariklia Hari Capten created a cage-mousetrap. Within it the artist incorporated an old furniture deriving from the

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Office – Artemis Agrotera Courtyard. “Transperancies and the Sacred”

Microgeographies, as part of the WorldWideStorefront (WWSf), has its opening on Friday 26 September at the following places: – Courtyard of Artemis Agrotera Temple, Mets, 18:00 pm. Performance by Katerina Velliou. In collaboration with Cultural Association Ardittos. – Office, Ilissia, 20:30 pm. Exhibition opening with 3 site-specific installations by the artists Capten, Metoo.gr (Aliki Kakoulidou,

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Microgeographies@Storefrontnyc

About Microgeographies: Reacting to the states of abandonment of cities in Greece as a result of economic, social and personal crisis, and reflecting on the gradual reconstruction processes occurring in southern Europe, during the next two months, Microgeographies present a seriesof microexhibitions, actions, installations and performances in public and domestic spaces with the collaboration of

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Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY. Microgeographies announced as part of WorldWideStorefront (WWSf)

Storefront for Art and Architecture | Programming: Events: Winners: WorldWide Storefront. Storefront for Art and Architecture announces the 10 selected projects that will be part of WorldWide Storefront (“WWSF”), a new initiative to provide a simultaneous, multi-locus of alternative spaces around the globe and a digital platform for the expression and exchange of latent desires

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Loft. A celebration

Angela Svoronou: “About the celebration at the Loft” The invigilator of the exhibition was unable to fulfil his duties. So I took the responsibility to invigilate the exhibition for a day; it seemed rather natural, since I was one of the exhibitors. Thus it was arranged: on Saturday, November 9th, I would open the exhibition,

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Former Bookshop Estia. Installation and Performance

Άγγελος Σκούρτης, Εγκατάσταση – Περφόρμανς “Συχνά οι Δεσποινίδες της Αβινιόν έβλεπαν την Τραβιάτα”. Στο κλείσιμο του βιβλιοπωλείου “Εστία”. Στο πλαίσιο των Μικρογεωγραφιών “Toi et tes Epaves” σε επιμέλεια Χαρίκλειας Χάρη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στο χώρο του βιβλιοπωλείου της ΕΣΤΙΑΣ επί της οδού Σόλωνος, την Πέμπτη 31 Οκτωβρίου στις 9 το βράδυ η ποιητική περφόρμανς και εγκατάσταση του

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Former Bookshop Estia. Invitation

                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Nikos Anastasopoulos   Microgeographies III. Toi et tes Epaves invite you at the space of the former bookshop of ESTIA (Solonos str, opposite to Law School) on October 31, at 21:00, to the poetic performance of Angelos Skourtis entitled “Often Les Demoiselles d’Avignon saw La Traviata“. Nikos Anastasopoulos, referring to the performance of Angelos

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