21 May 2020

Meeting: Local Development through Culture

The Municipality of Levadia participated in a meeting held in Athens on 18 February 2020 organized by the Hellenic Creative Europe Bureau and the Municipality of Keratsini in Drapetsona. The participating speakers at the meeting focused on the pivotal role of culture in local development.

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28 Jan 2020

Reflection: Heritage Day in Ostend 2019

In 2019, the city of Ostend also hat put a historic axis on Heritage Day central. On September 8, 2019, the seawall, from Kursaal Westhelling to the Wellington racetrack, and the sea, due to its immmediate proximity, receive full attention.

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02 Sep 2019

City Lab: Govan Research Residency

Friday 6th September 2019

Memory of Water’s first international City lab in Govan (the second one is scheduled for June 2020) took place in Film City which is located in the magnificent (and fairly newly refurbished) old Govan Town Hall. The organisation running the building now rents offices, production and post-production spaces to creative media companies. Our urban lab was a hugely successful full day of exploration of the main themes of Memory of Water.

The overall theme of the Lab was the role of participatory arts practice and artistic interventionism in future planning for post-industrial heritage zones in Europe.Read More

11 Apr 2019

Reflection: Vassias Tsokopoulos on “Sun in an Empty Room”

This is a reflection on "Sun in an Empty Room", the work of Iwona Zając in the abandoned home of Zoza and Loukas Papanikolaou.

In contrast to Edward Hopper’s homonymous painting, where the sun enters the room of an empty house as a ‘vanquisher’, in Iwona Zając's work, it enters the empty room of a ramshackle house and the light recomposes the shattered memory of the people who once lived there. The mural depicts the portraits of Zoza and her father, Loukas, with respect, love and discretion. They return the gaze of on-lookers across the River Erkyna. The bond created is one that crosses time to link people, river and place in a reification of memory.

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