my Athens, 2012
a participatory art project by the MouSou team

The project “my Athens” is elaborating the coexistence of several social groups currently living or visiting the city of Athens and is realized with their contribution. The participants are invited to respond to the question “if your Athens was colour, shape, line, word, how and what would it be?” and to illustrate their ideas on the half of a specifically designed postcard. The illustration could be anything that the participants want: a selected colour, a line, a depicted memory or experience of the city as well as some written text or short story.
The other half of the postcard is completed by some other participant, for example a student/tourist/immigrant or a visitor of the exhibition.

The MoυSoυ team meets the participants at archeological sites, elementary school classes, the El. Venizelos airport, central locations of Athens
and friends’ houses. At the same time some of the cards are posted to the participants, while the visitors of Technohoros art gallery can also take part, illustrating their ideas on the cards during the exhibition.

The project aims to create a common ground for dialogue among different social groups, in relation to their age group and their experience of the city as residents or visitors.

"my Athens" is in progress and will be exhibited at Technohoros art gallery
Group exhibition “Maps 1987 – Journeys 2012”
duration: 13.06 - 28.07.12, opening: 13.06.12 | 20:00
4 Lempesi & Makriyianni st, Acropoli,
www.technohoros.org

for more information about the MouSou project please visit the web site www.mousouproject.com

 



documentation of the making of the project, photos by Maria Nymfiadi & Lea Petrou, thank you all participants!

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