Crisis Mutations and Social Movements
Let’s have a look on Athens, the driving capital of Greece: In his article, Nicholas Anastasopoulos takes us back to the years after financial crisis, when Athens became a hotbed for social and urban movements leading to appropriations of spaces of the city.
Since 2008 the city is characterized by solidary initiatives, collective experiments and a strong bottom-up culture. Anastasopoulos focuses on the main projects evolved by the people after depression and despair. Nowadays these interventions are still ongoing – keen on changes and profound movements. The text is not just having a close look from a local perspective onto what has happened, it also throws up questions about the future and gained knowledge from these so-called lessons learned of that specific period – questions about an open democratic system (which is not for granted, as we can recently see) with having a close look on initiatives of young people leading urban movements and appropriating spaces of the city.
To understand what has happened and to get inspired by the evolved energy still feelable in Athens, read the full text of Nicholas Anastasopoulos in our new issue Anders nutzen.