Xouthou Park - urban garden
From 2014 to today.
It begun with a participatory design workshop, That lasted a year long, to propose an alternative to the municipality plan's. The municipality plans stopped.
In 2016 together with URBAN DIG we made a community action with the locals and a refugee hosting space nearby.
In 2017 we finally got a green space with the little extra of letting us have an urban garden, that we run now since spring 2018.
Slowly the garden is having it's autonomy, with a new group of locals and more people that runs it.
Here I wish was
"I wish this was..."
Athinas street always was and continues to be a lively road that hasn't been abandoned by businesses and old trades, unlike other areas of Athens, as for instance Psirri. Nevertheless, the street can still be a place where participatory design initiatives can take place.
Using as a starting point the following project, http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was, we're giving the chance for people to express their opinion on the form that public spaces (and their use) will take. In certain spots along the street, on the fronts of buildings, we placed special signs stamped with "I wish this was" that the public can write on.||| see map
That way, anyone who'd like to change something along the street, can say exactly what they'd like there to be.
The initiative took place on a day when the street is busy, and the final results will be put on a map that will include pictures.
Hopefully, the initiative "I wish this was" can be the start of a movement that, in the future, can spread to other parts of the city, or simply on an online platform.
Our goal is to gather as many views on...what we'd like here.
So should you wish for something, somewhere, download the stamp, write down your wish and place it there, in the city.
Let’s paint Aischylou!! April 2013
ATAthens organized a creative action to upgrade Aischylou street in Psirri. It was an open call to "color" a degraded street in the heart of AthensWe grabbed our brushes from 27/04 at 10:00 in order to prepare the surfaces for the Street Art Party that would take place Sunday, April 28, all day, from morning until sundown!
During the Party, the history of koutsavakia, mortides and thugs of Psirri came to life on the walls of Aeschylus by: Achilles, Billy Gee, disaster, dyo, fen, fors, fotizontas, EX! T, inkhead + mike, I love sugar, lebaniz blonde, scar, SOP it up, yiakou, WD.
We would like to thank the Municipality of Athens, as well as all sponsors and friends who helped and supported us:
KRAFT paintings, HEINEKEN, FRESH HOTEL, TIP THE CHEF for the food, CITY CIRCUS, Mr. Konstantinos Mesoglou for the brushes etc (Athinas 25, Monastiraki), COFFEE STOP for the coffees, "O FOURNOS TOU PSIRRI" for the bakery, SILVER 925 (Melanthiou 2), SMART PACK for the stationary, Mr. Georgatsos for the potatos & the onions (Aisxylou str. 42), I THESSALONIKI STOU PSIRRI (Platia Iroon) for the mpougatsa pies, PIERCING – RASTA (Miaouli str.) for the pies and especially Mr Giorgos, the rempetis, TO KOMPOLOI TOY PSIRRI, "WESTERN UNION" branche at Aischylou str., COLORSKATES, Μisen from the convenience store at Aischylou str., PG4A architects at 36 Aischylou str. and last but not least you all that joined us!