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Free Time: Pikros

Saturday October 27 16:00 – 18:00, “En Omonia” café at Pireos Street 4, arcade

The event is based on Pikros’s story “As if we’ll become human beings” and is tied with a space where patrons of Omonia Square gather, a coffee shop , in one of the numerous surrounding arcades. Songs about the heroes of the book, will instigate a game of quest for modern “heroes”, on Omonia Square, that could accompany them. The event commences and wraps up at the café, matching heroes from the present and from the past, deepening into our own perception and familiarity with Omonia Square. A square that still inspires today, that can still be the home of creative communities, as shown by the collaborative projects of our team (2012-2018) that we are incorporating in this event.

Nancy Boukli receives and performs songs by Imam Baildi / lyrics by Christos Kanellopoulos from our performance named LEPIS. She also coordinates the discussion. The event includes a guided tour of the square with songs for its people composed by Christos Theodoros / lyrics by Christos Kanellopoulos and a digital application titled "The Village Omonia" by Company New Heroes in collaboration with our team and Assimina Kordatzi, Anna Liouli, Victor Malistas, Marina Merciadou, Christina Mitselou.

This is the third, of a series of artistic events tracing the work of Greek writers in the city of Athens, reinforcing the connection of Athenians with literature, through experience, in addition to highlighting specific sites through books. Each event contains a collective action, voicing issues of daily city life related to time.

It is part of the #UrbanDig_Ushakova artistic project of Ohi Pezoume company.

The program of "Athens 2018 - World Book Capital" is realized due to the support of its donors and supporters. The Major Donor is Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Gold Donors are the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and CORE Construction. Institutional Donors are the Onassis Foundation, the Wellfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs, Athanasios Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the Greek Collecting Society for Literary works. Valuable contributors are Aegean Airlines, Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" and Urban Rail Transport S.A.

Photo by Irini Fosgerau

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