Working Back to Athens

April 23rd, 2013


By Harry Tzannis, for GOTH

How easy is it to run an architectural firm in Athens in 2013? How easy is it to leave behind your nice office in London, and also Zaha Hadid, to find yourself in Plateia Kaniggos in the center of Athens? How easy is it to return to your native land amidst crisis? To answer these questions I asked to meet with two young architects who have taken it upon themselves to bring algorithmic design to a Greece of crisis and uncertainty.


Exarchia Uncensored

February 14th, 2013


By Athenaia Spiliotakos, for GOTH

“X-ARCHIA Uncensored – GRAFFITI FROM EXARCHIA ATHENS 2009-2012” is the result of three years of wandering and photographing graffiti and slogans in the Athenian neighborhood of Exarchia. What started out as a game for photographer Takis Spiropoulos, developed into a wish and need to record, bring to light…

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Greece + Jamaica = One Love

December 6th, 2012


By Vasilios Xydias

When I first heard of the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC), I was so intrigued by the sheer randomness of it:  the connection between two people from opposite ends of the world – Greece and Jamaica – who aim to promote peace and positivity through the power of…

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Lazarides: The Artsider

November 8th, 2012


By Helen Dimaras

As far as Greek last names go, Lazarides doesn’t strike me as all that common. And yet, I can name at least two well-known Lazarides’ already. We all know Mike – he gave us the Blackberry. But do you know Steve? In the art world, you’d better. Steve…

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