The City Talks Back — Circular Movements: Imagining an Anticolonial Athens
Date: 27 June 2021
Time: 15.00 – 16.00
Platform: Tune in live or find archived segment on MOVEMENT.RADIO
Organizers: Theatrum Mundi and Onassis Stegi
A radio conversation on the anticolonial imagination as part of The City Talks Back: a creative research programme led by Onassis Stegi and Theatrum Mundi, bringing together architects, urbanists, activists, artists, and anthropologists to explore the voicings of contemporary Athens.
This broadcast on brings together members of the ‘Memory – Monuments’ working group of Decolonize Hellas, Penelope Papailias and George Mantzios, taking Tom Western’s piece from The City Talks Back: Assembly 1, ‘Παγκόσμια Ηχώ | Echos-Monde | The World is Echo’, as a jumping off point.
The piece is a remapping of Athens. It finds its cartography through an imagined conversation between Athenian poets and anticolonial theorists – who think in circles and circulations, and make a musical language that sounds out the rhythms and relations of struggle. From this imaginary, an Athens emerges that sings long histories of movement, encounter, exchange.
The radio conversation runs with these circular movements, connecting histories that are mobile and migratory, and speaking an anticolonial Athens.
More details here.