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Mystery 57 Revisiting the Landscapes of Elefsina

Mystery 57 Revisiting the Landscapes of Elefsina

The itinerant urban planning workshops Revisiting the Landscapes of Elefsina seek to establish new links between urban planning, architecture and the performing arts, placing the artists as well as the people of Elefsina at the core of a drive to develop and regenerate suburban areas.

Credits:

Artistic Direction: Eleftherios Kechagioglou, Patrick Bouchain
Architects: Dimitra Kanellopoulou, Loïc Julienne, Amine Slimani
Production Management: Le Plus Petit Cirque Du Monde

In the Framework:

From Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June 2023, the artistic and scientific team of the renown French architect and urban planner Patrick Bouchain, accompanied by Eleftérios Kechagioglou, director of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Loïc Julienne, Construire Agency, Alexis Gouin and Guillaume Barnavon of Ya+k collective, Valia Kardi of Mains d’Oeuvres association, Dimitra Kanellopoulou architect and associate professor at ENSA Paris-Malaquais, and Amine Slimani, architect specialized on contemporary heritage,  returns for a new cycle of the “Revisiting the landscapes of Elefsina” urban design and place-making workshops. 

With the participation of artists and architects but also Elefsina’s inhabitants, the action aims to highlight the city’s human, industrial and ancient heritage, as an extension of the work carried out during the two first editions, based on encounters with local residents and their desire to activate the abandoned landscapes of Elefsina through art, sports and leisure activities. 

The project will take the form of a one-week in situ workshops, involving the construction of poetic, user-friendly and playful installations based on the concepts of climbing, crossing and walking in the city.  In this third session of Revisiting the landscapes of Eleusis, we aim to bring together all the plural voices discovered during the last years, and give them the floor of expression in two ways. 

First, by inviting them to be the guides on some new paths traversing the city and visiting new emergent ‘Symbols’ 

Secondly, by inviting them to come to the site of Arkopolis, and participate in the activation of this public space under construction.

An artistic event is scheduled on Friday 16th of June at 8:00 pm in order to celebrate the end of the workshops and the upcoming Arkopolis site and the future skate-park. 

Week’s Program

Monday 12/06, Tuesday 13/06, Wendesday 14/06

09:45 am to 2 pm
Morning walks

Meeting point: Iroon Politechniou and Thoukididou, in front of Paneleusiniakos
Morning walks with citizens to trails linking important unexplored spaces of Elefsina

5:00 to 9:00 pm, Arkopolis site, In Situ Workshops

Meeting point: Find out here the specific location
Build together the new sacred path and the public space at Arkopolis, in cooeparation with the team of TimeCircus

Thursday 15/06 

10:00 am to 2 pm Morning walks

Meeting point: Entrance of the archeological site
Sotiriou Gkioka 3, Elefsina
We’ll walk guided by Greek artist Alexandros Mistriotis starting from the the archeological site to the sea front 

5:00 to 9:00 pm, Arkopolis site, In Situ Workshops

Meeting point: Find out here the specific location
Build together the new sacred path and the public space at Arkopolis, in cooeparation with the team of TimeCircus

Friday 16/06
10:00 am to 2 pm Morning walks

Meeting point: Entrance of the archeological site
Sotiriou Gkioka 3, Elefsina
Exploring the hidden treasures of Eleusis

5:00 to 8:00 pm, Arkopolis site, In Situ Workshops

Meeting point: Find Out here the Specific Location
Build together the new sacred path and the public space at Arkopolis, in cooeparation with the team of TimeCircus

8:00 pm Official Pre-opening of the new sacred path and the public space at Arkopolis

Saturday 17/06
Place to be Defined
5 to 7:30 pm -5 to 5:45 


Open Presentation of  the results of :
Mystery 57 Revisiting the Landscapes of Elefsina
5:45 to 6:30

Presentation of SPARK- cross-sectorial laboratory about Place Making and Performing Arts in Elefsina, co-organised by Circostrada, European Network for Contemporary Circus and  Outdoor Ats with Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, and INSTITUT FRANÇAIS

6:30 to 7:30

Conversation with the audience
8:00 at Open Air Theatre – Old Elaiourgio

Final Performance of Climbing over Elefsina

This project is supported and funded by Eleusis European Capital of Europe 2023. Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Périféeries 2028, the European Union, the French Institut, and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.

Further Info

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The first axis spans the evolution of society from Antiquity to the present in order to connect the strange with the familiar, to discover hidden aspects, memories and elements of cultural diversity. The thematic axis People | Society focuses on inclusion, the way that European society is shaped and, the ways in which we interact with each other, through the three themes/notions “Europe of Citizens”, “Europe, Daughter of Phoenix” and “Human Mysteries”.
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Mystery 178 Collecting flowers with her girlfriends

From 29 March to 8 April, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture presents in the foyer of Cine Eleusis Cultural Centre Mystery 178 Collecting flowers with her girlfriends, an exhibition dedicated to the flora of the Archaeological Site of Elefsina, created by the artist Violeta Diamanti-Meletiou and the teacher Irini Yovanou.


Mystery 197 Paper World - A Letter about Elefsina

From April 13th to April 16th, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture presents an exhibition with artistic creations by Nicoletta Granitsa (aka Magemeli, a name that is inspired by the “alchemical” society of bees), under the title: Mystery 197 Paper World – A Letter to Eleusis, at the Canteen – Art Hub.


Mystery 176 Cinema Days

“The 3rd three-day documentary screening event is coming to the historic Cine Elefsina with an unpredictable tribute by the Greek Documentary Association, the premiere of the film ‘Persephone, the Red Carpet,’ and screenings for children and young adults!”

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