Location: Former Stock Market, 8-10 Sofokleous St, Athens, Greece, Sunday October 13 2013, 8pm
The actions of Nomadic Architecture take place in public space and in urban voids. They connect the body with the earth of the city through actions of walking, silence, reciting of poems, songs and movement. They connect the participants with those who inhabit the city with a «bare life», as increasingly excluded by meta-capitalism.
This action entitled «small seeds» is a part of the series «They forced us out of here», an action which took place June 1 2013, which started from the free self-organized EMBROS Theater and ended up in Omonia, taking the route through Menandrou Street. The action centered around the difficult – sometimes impossible – journey of displaced people to get to the city; the center of Athens, gentrification, the chasing of immigrants and vulnerable groups, and their displacement forcing them into concentration camps, such as Amigdaleza.
This time, come fall 2013, the action faces the space of the former Stock Market as an urban void, where an ephemeral group is formed, transferring to the space narrations of routes people recall from their places of origins to Athens, narrations and events of the city, and poetry from Arab countries. We leave behind our different languages and expressions in the city to hear others in the space. The last event in the open waters of Lampendusa island was catalytic.
Where is the exit from the city? Are there new seeds of life and creation now in the streets of Athens?
We are planting them with these small, perhaps unimportant, actions of ours in these ephemeral communities we create in Athens.
Participants: Romana Ambrozova, Manuela Angel Cozar, Panagiotis Andronikidis ELANADISTIKANOUME, Angelina Vakali, Liana Giannakou, Sofia Griforiadou, Christina Thomopoulos, Christina Kalliafa, Zantile Kalogirou, Myrto Belopoulou, Dimitris Samir, Angelos Skourtis, Mahmout Seif Nader, Abdul Hussain Nazari, Alphonso Thiaby, Teti Nikolopoulou,Eleni Tzirtzilaki,stefanos Chandelis