Athens, Greece
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Athens - invited
The contemporary Greek city’s form is no longer theorized or represented. What remains recognizable and identifies one place from another are the historical and topographical features that distinguished them in the first place - the contemporary Greek city is still represented and identified by what was already there. The goal is to legitimize the undervalued, the polikatikia, to reveal its hidden potential, its unacknowledged capacity for further problem-solving at the scale of the collective. Its iconicity was extracted and its limits explored. The profit is twofold; the polikatikia is elevated to a contemporary icon, low architecture turned high; and the city allows the impossible to become possible. The un-built is embraced, stealthily taking place completely un-noticed.