The One Dozen Catastrophes of Athens 2012

When the winds of change blow, some build walls. Others build windmills. Chinese Proverb.

History is the nightmare from which I am trying to awake.  James Joyce


1. Emergency Machines

Every Winter or Summer of the past 12 years, Athens delivers itself a major surprise. Consistent and transformative, these are either significant, unexpected events or new public projectsContinue reading

Faliron 2014

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The urban transformations shaping Athens during the past 150 years have been fundamentally entropic.  Neither planned nor public, locally controlled, motivated by populist politics and constantly checked or rerouted by private interest, they have played out against the geological, historic and public field of the Attic landscape like a domino-carpet of contention, negotiation and emergency.  Continue reading