Spatial Use #1 was an experimental structure for Green Park as an evolving cultural and political space. It was initiated in September 2015 few months after its activation and continued till October 2016. During this period numerous talks, residencies, neighbourhood assemblies and activities, performances, exhibitions, workshops, solidarity actions and conferences and a DIY Performance Biennial took place. Talks during Spatial Use #1 include Dan Perjovschi, Natasa Illic/ WHW, Kuba Szreder, Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Ahmet Öğüt, Pelin Tan, Nick Aikens, Christian Nyampeta, Grant Watson, Silvia Bottiroli, Ash Bulayev, Costas Lapavitsas, Jonas Staal and Assemble Collective amongst others.
Green Park Spatial Use #1 – Program Strands:
On Sundays – Over tea and cookies neighbourhood residents discuss issues of the area, stories from the past, the relationship of the Green Park with the local inhabitants and communities and plan together new actions in the space. The participants decide the needs and themes of the weekly discussion and the form of the discussion. We intend the thoughts and ideas of this weekly discussions to become actions and structures that will define the function of the space once a week.
To Be Continued – Conversations regarding the question of continuity of social, cultural and political bottom-up experiments. Bringing together different experiences and voices we seek to explore new practices and collective alternatives.
Talks & Conversations – Artists, theorists, curators who visit Athens are invited to give a lecture at Green Park
Residencies – of two weeks for artists and theorists. Final presentation open to the public.
Seminars: Performance, Art of Curating, The city in crisis, etc
Music Experiments – Focusing on the interaction of music with other art forms.
Free Space – open space and time for actions, performances, discussions and more.
Pop-up Kitchen – once a week
Green Park is an evolving cultural and political experiment that seeks to function as an on-going intervention into the here and now of Athens. We operate the Green Park through a constantly re-evaluated models that tests forms and modes of spatial organisation for specific periods of time. Through practices and structures that evolve we aim to practically explore the limits and potentialities of a spatial intervention in the Athenian landscape. In June 2015 Green Park was occupied and activated through 10day programme of activities that sought to reconstitute it as a public space for exchange, research, debate, meeting and re-thinking. After the summer a series of ephemeral actions and programmes followed, and since November 2015 we have instituted the programme, Green Park Spatial Use #1.
DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
(October 2016- September 2015)
29 October 2016
(non)performance as method symposium
18 June 2016
20.00 Talks and Conversations* Daniel Blanga-Gubbay “The Production of Vulnerability: Heritage of Sovereignty and Decolonizing Solidarity” https://www.facebook.com/events/639889046158772/#
17 June 2016
21.30 The Callas Live and film screening “Lastlands”
15 June 2016
18.00 ARTEFACT exhibition
20.00 ’the act of projective architecture’ lecture-performance Maria Lalou and Skafte Aymo-Boot
Tuesday 31 May 2016
20.00 Talks & Conversations* Wendelien Van Oldenborgh
Monday 30 May 2016
21.00 “Skills of Economy” talk by Jussi Koitela – part of ASFA Barbecue Festival
Saturday & Sunday 28-29 May 2016
Comic-zine Fest – During the day Fanzine Festival
Saturday 28 May 2016
22.00 – Remake Party > Keep the doors open!
Dj Set, Homemade food & Green Cocktail extra
Friday 27 May 2016
20.00 – Mirror of the East – Series of lectures with Panagiotis Evangelidis (writer, translator and film director)
Thursday 26 May 2016
18.00 – Presentation by the London-based collective “Assemble”*
18.30 Presentation from MA students of “INSTEAD”/ University of Thessaly in collaboration with London-based collective “Assemble”*
*Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They were awarded the Turner Prize 2015. http://assemblestudio.co.uk/
27 March 2016
17.00 “Solidarity” 24 Performers + 14 Poets // an event in support of the refugees
21 February 2016
“Myrmingi – Solidarity Network of 6th Community organises a daily programme about “refugee-migration” that includes screenings, discussions, solidarity kitchen, performances and concerts. From 15.00 till late.http://tomirmigi.blogspot.gr
22 February 2016
Talks & Conversations # 7*
18.30 Costas Lapavitsas & Jonas Staal “Emancipatory Democracy – State, Sovereignty and Civil Society in the 21st Century” https://www.facebook.com/events/543198525861087/
11 February 2016
Τalk & Conversations # 6*
19:00 Silvia Bottiroli & Ash Bulayev “The conditions for undertaking an adventure”
6 February 2016
Διάλεξη / Talk #5*
Grant Watson & Through the Fog
18:00 Grant Watson : “How We Behave”
19:00 Through the Fog: Descripting with Nick Aikens, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Christian Nyampeta and Grant Watson
21.30 Live Concert: Οι Χάροι, Dead Gum, Παλαιστίνη Δύο, Feat. Metromaz, Dury Dava
After DJ Party
29 November 2015
18.00-20:00 On Sundays the neighbourhood discusses at Green Park
20:00 “Flying universities and other art sustaining environments”
Presentation by Kuba Szreder and open discussion
28 November 2015
Lecture presentation by visual artist Dan Perjovschi
The presentation is about how his practice developed and changed due to the political changes around him. From Dictatorship to Democracy, from Painting to Drawing (with some performances on the way).
13:00 “Things can’t go on like this”. Oh but they can, they can. Lecture by Natasa Illic, WHW
20.00 TO BE CONTINUED
Conversations regarding the question of continuity of social, cultural and political bottom-up experiments. Bringing together different experiences and voices we seek to explore new practices and collective alternatives. Invited speakers: Nikos Giannopoulos (founding member for the ‘Network of political and social rights’), Myrto Bolota ( co-ordinator of Solidarity For All), Mirti Vrasivanopoulou (member of solidarity network 6th community Athens’To myrmingki”)
22 November 2015
18.30 On Sundays the neighbourhood discusses at Green Park
21 November 2015
19.30 TO BE CONTINUED Conversations regarding the question of continuity of social, cultural and political bottom-up experiments. Bringing together different experiences and voices we seek to explore new practices and collective alternatives.
21.30 LIVE CONCERT Rita Mosss| Ori | Sleeping Girl
18 November 2015
18.30 “Housing is a right for all”. A series of discussions and actions against the upcoming property auctions. Different collectives take part and social movements against auctions. Open to all.
15 November 2015
18.30 On Sundays the neighbourhood discusses at Green Park Over tea, cinnamon and cookie we discuss together issues of the area, stories from the past, the relationship of the space with the local inhabitants and communities and plan together new actions in the space. The participants decide themselves the needs and themes of the weekly discussion that takes place in various corners of the space in small groups. We intent the thoughts and ideas of this weekly discussions to become actions and structures that will define the function of the space once a week.
21.00 Afghan Community Event Visual/Sound Installation, Afghan Movies, Food and DJ set by Aris Met Wednesday
14 November 2015
Music Experiments and Video Art Musik. kunst. Laboratory #2 Focusing on live interaction between music and video
21.30 Video installations by Vassilis Noulas, Costas Tzimoulis, Evi Kalogiropoulou, Byron Kalomamas, Athina Veloudou, Marios Pavlou, Lefteris Krysalis
21.30 Live Concert – The Sleeping Girl
22.00 Acoustic Live Consert by Leo (Overjoyed) and George (Fold the Nuts) 23.00 Live Concert Matchin’ Punchies
24.00 Party dj set
Organised By Leda Dalla & Evi kalogiropoulou Sunday
29-31 Οctober 2015
Music Experiments and Performance I M.k.LAB #1
Focusing on the meeting point of music, live art and visual performance.
Thursday 29 Οctober
21.30 Sioloc Fjords
Evi Kalogiropoulou, Athina Veloudou, Marios Pavlou, Elene Papastergiou
Performers : Habib Eftekhari, Fari Fari, Aris Met Miahil,Kazi Kamrul
23.00 Party dj set Aggelos Kuriou
Friday 30 October
21.45 Concert-Dance Performance
Composition: Nikos Nikolakopoulos. Choreography: Leda Dalla, Gitsa Constantoudaki. Performed by Leda Dalla, Gitsa Constantoudaki, Nikos Nikolakopoulos
23.00 Party dj set Loo (berlin brides, S.w.i.m.)
Saturday 31 October
22. 00 Mandrake Brass. Live Concert
24.00 Party dj set Yorgia K