Microgeographies II. An Accidental Guide to Urban Commoning. Part I: Camp, exhibition installation
Microgeographies is a work in progress on the transformations of specific socio-geographic environments. In particular "An Accidental Guide to Urban Commoning" refers to the archeological sites of Ovriokastro, Keratea and Diana Agrotera, Mets and Skopeutirion Kesarianis: neglected areas of major historical and territorial significance, reclaimed by the local communities (together with architects and artists), through a process of autorganization. It focuses on the action of local communities, as well as on some small-scale, minimal actions by social and artistic groups which assert a more poetic and political aspect of everyday life and function as a way of personalising resistance to the globalscape, to the further spread of areas abandoned to misuse, to the dominance of property speculation and the strategies of “refinement”: a small gesture, a trace, an in situ discussion or quick chat, the repetition of an everyday action (referring to work or a stroll). This closer –“inner”– look through artistic, architectural and social practices contains a wish: to experience rather than to consume, to unite rather than to divide, to simplify rather than to analyze.
During January and February 2013 Microgeographies were presented concurrently at Camp! (Contemporary Art Meeting Point), at Orizontas / Kerameikos, at THE APARTMENT off site/ Mets in Athens and in various sites in Keratea.
At Camp! we focused on the cases of Keratea and Kesariani. Material of the local community together with artistic interventions are presented for each site. At the same time, art works of relevant concept, works that pose questions on autorganization and presense, give a sentimental or existential tone of the "suspended" question: And now what?
Participating artists, architects and potitical scientists at Camp:
Nikos Anastasopoulos, Vangelis Gokas, Nikos Kazeros, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Rika Krithara, Anna Lascari, Anna Nikolaou, Yiannis Nikolaou, Orizontas team, Oryio Lab, Nikos Papadopoulos, Spyros Papanastasiou, Angelos Skourtis, Konstantina Theodorou, Kostas Tsolis, Eleni Tzirtzilaki, Vassilis Vassilakakis, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos
Curated by Hariklia Hari
Produced by NonPlan Architectural Lab
Microgeographies' "An Accidental Guide to Urban Commoning" was realised in collaboration with the Cultural Associaiton of Keratea "Xrisi Tomi", the 'Ardittos" cultural association of Mets and the Initiative of Citizens of Mets.
Participating artists and architects at Orizontas / Kerameikos
Nikos Anastasopoulos, Anna Nikolaou, Eleni Tzirtzilaki
Participating artists and architects at THE APARTMENT off site/Mets
Caroline May, Dimitris Papachristos, Nikos Papadopoulos, J.Stuart and N.Revett, Angelos Skourtis, Yannis Theodoropoulos, Grigoris Tsikristaris, Kostas Tsolis, Andreas Vousouras.
Participating artists and architects at Keratea's exhibition sites
Vangelis Gokas, Dimitris Gizinos, Angela Svoronou, Kostas Tsolis, Vassilis Vassilakakis
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Thanks to AD Gallery, Batagianni Gallery, Elika Gallery and AAA (Athanasiadou Art Advice)
Special thanks to Rika Krithara for making the video "Microgeographies II. An Accidental Guide to Urban Commoning. Part I: Camp, exhibition installation"