The neighborhood of Metaxourgio – Kerameikos in Athens has undergone many changes in a short period of time resulting a feeling of dereliction. A phenomenal multicultural cross-section of new community members and a not-welcoming spirit from older residents, has lead to an alienation of the “neighbour” character of the area.
Through creative and critical engagement with the practices of art including social excluded residents, children have the opportunity to become active co-creators of cultures and societies. The aim of the workshop is to develop stimuli and prevent resignation.
Using a combination of outside play, neighbourhood gaming, drawing, and handcrafting, the children focus on neighbourhood’s “grey areas” and intervene on them.
The result was an installation of their ideal neighbourhood exhibited as part of ReMap Festival.