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Hadrian Neighborhood Network: Dramatized Workshops (Organized by : Ohi Pezoume/ UrbanDig Project- Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2020- Chalandri // Maroussi// Iraklio // Metamorfosi // Olympic Village)

November 20, 2019


The Hadrian Neighborhood NETWORK is a vision. The first step in the creation of the NETWORK is implemented by the UrbanDig Project and lies in getting to know the neighborhoods through which the Aqueduct passes using a series of dramatized workshops to be held there. With the tools of art and information, the goal is to creatively engage communities and build partnerships both within their own boundaries as well as between each other, so that interaction can be achieved and common demands arise.


The Hadrian Aqueduct could potentially be the backbone of :

- a network of cultural actions that highlight or inspire the Hadrian as a MONUMENT

- a network of WATER pipes of general interest for the irrigation of the city

-a NETWORK of motley and seemingly unconnected neighborhoods of Athens that are located on the aqueduct axis.


Dramatized Workshops – PROGRAMME


Act one - Monument (30 minutes) The traveler guides us to the Hadrian Aqueduct from its inception to the point where we are, through a theatrical narrative of the route.


Act Two - Water (30 minutes) An experiential tour of the key features of the aqueduct's underground flow to where we are, through a special deep relaxation exercise suitable for everyone.

Featured guest presentations (20 minutes) International best practices on how to utilize Hadrian's Aqueduct Underground Monument and Water

Organized discussion on the local use of Hadrian as a monument and water resource (60 minutes)

Break - Light lunch


Act Three - Network (3 hours) Can the Adriatic Aqueduct connect the areas it runs as a shared identity? To discuss the matter, the traveler invites us to a board game - DEMOS The Game- using a 2 x 2m board map of the neighborhood the Hadrian network is running through (This game is a tried-and-true imaginative methodology for discussing motifs / actions on a subject, led by three actors. Developed by Katerina Protonatoriou in Leipzig under the CREATE - Create Cultural Change program by Robert Bosch Stiftung with Greeks, Syrians and German participants. The topic here focuses on the needs of the local community at the level of networking & synergies between young people)


Finale (10 minutes) The traveler closes the "workshop", revealing his own personal motivations in this Hadriam Aqueduct promotion campaign, and leading adolescent participants to think of reasons to make Hadrian their own and if ,based on the conclusions of the discussions in the above sections, it is worth meeting again in the near future in order to maintain and reinforce the concept of the NETWORK at a cultural and interpersonal level


A few words about the organizer   

  • Ohi Pezoume / UrbanDig Project

AMKE Ohi pezoume consists of artists, researchers, scientists .It specializes in the production of visual arts in the city, while activating the urban space, people and cultural capital. With the "UrbanDig Project" or "Excavation of the Ghosts of Culture in the Modern City", the team discovers less known corners, buildings and neighborhoods, where it sets up contemporary shows that redefine these spaces to the public through cultural management of local history. Since 2013, UrbanDig for Neighborhoods has been transformed into a platform for collective excavation of the cultural archive of sites and neighborhoods on the occasion of the site's site-specific performance. This particular project we are referring to here - UrbanDig _Adrianio - has a two-year duration, from 2018 to 2020. Finally, the team has 15 productions and significant awards (1st TEDxAthens Challenge 2010, ACEA EcoArt International Contest 2011, participation in the Greek Pavilion at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015 etc)




community at the level of networking & synergies between young people)



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