Communıty of Squatted Prosfygıka – an autonomous neighborhood at the heart of Athens

The so called Prosfygika, located at the heart of the city of Athens, is a complex of buildings that was built in the mid-1930s to house refugees from Asia Minor. Since 2011 the area has been functioning as a self-organized urban community with the creation of Assembly of the Occupied Prosfygika, from which many grassroots […]

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December 20, 2021

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A Big Part of the Human Whole is Still Treated as Property: Femicides in Greece

by Nikos Vrantsis According to the European Institute for Gender Equality, femicide is recognized as ”the murder of women and girls because of their gender.” Gender based violence and murders are not new, but they remain undisclosed. Greece is no exception to that. According to Greek Police data, 69 women were murdered in the years […]

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October 29, 2021

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Healing Common Spaces: Psychodrama in Gavdos

Written by Nikolaos-Ioannis Kanavaris, architect, MSc “design, space, culture” NTUA Psychodrama in Gavdos is a workshop that takes place almost 15 years in which over 100 people participate. The target of this seminar, as it is expressed by the coordinator Mr A. Liodakis, is to create a therapeutic com­munity based on solidarity and empathy. This […]

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March 21, 2021

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All Power to the Neighborhoods: Greece Rises Against Police Barbarity

Written by Yavor Tarinski With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. ~Italo Calvino[1] In early March a group of motorized policemen reaches a public square in the Athenian neighborhood of Nea Smyrni. […]

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Moving Beyond the Right to the City: Urban Commoning in Greece

  Written by Theodoros Karyotis   The urban space is the epicentre of social antagonism. At any historical moment, it represents a crystallisation of power relations. While political and economic powers incessantly reform it to better isolate, control and exploit its inhabitants, the latter inevitably seek empowerment through collective mobilisation. After all, this is the […]

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Corona-crisis affects small Greek farmers who counterstrike with a nationwide social media campaign to unite producers & consumers on local level!

  Written by TRISE member Jenny Gkiougki, originally published on Interface journal here. Greece is experiencing low corona-related mortality rates, but the measures imposed came early and were as harsh as in other, more stricken countries, posing severe strain to a society and an economy in shambles due to the ongoing economic crisis. In an […]

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Direct Democracy Festival, September 6-8 in Thessaloniki

  Close after our conference this weekend the annual “Direct Democracy Festival” will take place in Thessaloniki! We encourage anyone who have the possibility to take part! Below you find the full program. Facebook event for the festival — Political / Cultural Programme of the Direct Democracy Festival 2017 (September 6-7-8 at the Aristotle University […]

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August 30, 2017

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Criminalizing solidarity: The Greek state’s war on the movements

Article by Theodoros Karyotis. First published at roarmag.org July 2016 Today, exactly one year ago, refugee families and supporters who were sleeping at Thessaloniki’s three occupied refugee shelters — Nikis, Orfanotrofeio and Hurriya — were woken up by police in riot gear. We here present an article from last summer by Theodoros Karyotis who is one of […]

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July 27, 2017

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Building new solidarities between movements: insurrectionary politics of food autonomy in the city of Athens

Article by Ines Morales Bernardos. Originaly published in the openMovements series on Open Democracy. Republished here with the authors permission.   Their insurrectionary politics of autonomy, such as food autonomy in Athens, is crucial for building new solidarities and emancipatory imaginaries within cities.   —- “Every town should have its agora, where all who are […]

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May 7, 2017

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Call for Papers! Closed on the 1st of July

    The Right to the City and Social Ecology – Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities     The TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY (TRISE) is glad to announce its fourth conference, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 1st to 3rd of September 2017. Follows here the description of the call for papers which closed on […]

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