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Letters to the Mayor: Athens
Dear Mayor,... / Architects, thinkers and artists send a letter to the mayor of Athens
metamatic:taf in collaboration with Storefront for Art and Architecture New York presents the project Letters to the Mayor: Athens which will be hosted at the metamatic:taf gallery space from 25 February until 6 March 2016.
Letters to the Mayor constitutes an itinerant exhibition in the form of letters written by architects to the mayors of the cities where they live or work. It started in New York City in 2014 with a collection of letters from a series of international architects writing to their respective mayors, bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers.
Having travelled to more than 20 cities around the world, the project Letters to the Mayor will be implemented for the first time in Athens. In this exhibition, architects, academics, writers and visual artists are invited to develop their thoughts about the city, opening simultaneously a broader dialogue on the contemporary urban condition. The letters presented in the exhibition will be delivered to the Mayor of Athens, who has been invited to an open discourse with the writers and the public as part of the exhibition.
Curated by: METASITU & metamatic:taf
Participating: A Whale’s architects, Arbit City Group, Yannis Aesopos, Dimitris Athinakis, Loukas Bartatilas, Campus Novel (Giannis Cheimonakis, Giannis Delagrammatikas, Foteini Palpana, Yiannis Sinioroglou, Ino Varvariti), Xenofondas Dialeismas, Renata Douma (OPEN HOUSE ATHENS), Panos Dragonas, Alexis Fidetzis, Lena Foutsitzi, George Gavalas & John Mourikis (ARCHSET), Danae Georgouli & Filia Glyka, Tatiana May Kallergis, Maria Kaltsa, Yannis Karlopoulos, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Stelios Kois (Kois Associated Architects), Vassiliki Kotzia, Konstantinos Labrinopoulos (KLab), Katerina Matsa, Loukas Mexis, Marlen Mouliou, Filippos Oraiopoulos, Maria Paneta, Konstantinos Pantazis & Marianna Rentzou (Point Supreme), Artemis Papageorgiou ((Entropika), Myrto Papadogeorgou (City of Errors), Maria Peteinaki, Eleni Portaliou, Bill Psarras, Elien Ronse, Speleo- / Σπήλαιο- (Fanis Kafantaris, Giannis Grigoriadis, Stavros Mouzakitis, Vassilis Vassiliadis), Thomas Tsalapatis, Augustus Veinoglou (SNEHTA Residency), Georgia Voudouri (medianeras), Eirini Vourloumis, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Efthimios Zervas, Alexandros Zomas (Micromega Architecture&Strategies)
Wallpaper by George Vousta
Mayor's Office by Iphigenia Papamikroulea
You can read the letters online https://issuu.com/metamatictaf/docs/_all_the_letters
Opening: Thursday 25 February, 20:30
Exhibition duration: 25.02 – 06.03.2016
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00