Tag Archives: Athens

Workshop Announcement: Urban crisis or urban crises?

Athens, 5-7 December 2013 URBAN CRISIS OR URBAN CRISES? Comparing austerity urbanism, everyday life and resistance in Greek and German cities Address: National Technical University of Athens/Tositsa Building/ Patision 142 Organized by: Department of Geosciences / Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt am … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT The multi-purpose Venue for Social Solidarity and Culture of the “Open City” (“Anihti Poli”) municipal movement began its activities on December the 20th, 2012. It involves two venues: a. the central two-storey venue at 56 Panepistimiou … Continue reading

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Announcement: Prof. Dina Vaiou at Think&Drink Colloquium, Humboldt University, Berlin

Monday, June 3rd, 6 – 8 PM Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Universitätsstraße 3b, 10117 Berlin ( S- und U-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße), Room 205 Title: Changing patterns of care and neighbouring in crisis-ridden Athens Since 2009, analyses and explanations about the crisis in Greece, … Continue reading

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Guest article: The buried statues of war

The hiding of the ancient treasures of the National Archaeological Museum on the eve of the German occupation of Athens, 1941. by Kostas Paschalidis (1) During a period of six months prior to the German invasion of Greece a group of … Continue reading

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The many faces of Athenian identity*

by Ares Kalandides Eri’s fingers type messages on her mobile at the speed of light. She’s arranging to meet with her friends at the square and just hang out. Eri is 16, born and raised in the dense central Athenian … Continue reading

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Co-working in Athens: Loft2Work

by Ares Kalandides It is a strange place, this Zen haven in the middle of Athens. You leave the heavy traffic of Iera Odos behind you, to find yourself in the tranquillity of the Loft2Work, one of the few co-working … Continue reading

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When place reputation becomes self-fulfilling prophecy

by Ares Kalandides We all know that in most cities there are neighbourhoods that are considered “better” and some whose reputation is so bad, that people tend to avoid them. We also know that this reputation has evolved over time … Continue reading

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Neighbouring, practices of belonging and the rescaling of citizenship. Examples from Berlin and Athens*

Paper presentation by Ares Kalandides and Dina Vaiou** Context A. Concentrations of migrants in certain urban neighbourhoods in European cities have been a constant issue in political and academic debates about ethnic/racial difference with a recurrence of questions such as … Continue reading

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Don’t hold your breath: “Breathtaking Athens” | Promotion film

by Ares Kalandides A pretty film with pretty images.  Places in Athens I know and love. Spots of quiet contemplation, of culture and relaxation.  Despite (or because of) its generic elevator music, a soothing film about the little oases of … Continue reading

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Symbolic Planning: Urban Planning vs. Place Branding, Take III

Αthens skyline by Ares Kalandides I used the term ‘symbolic planning’ the other day to talk about the type of urban planning that is more concerned with the symbolic value of places than with responding to any pressing needs (s. … Continue reading

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