Radical loop holes in Athens, autonomous collective interventions within the public space (Athens 2013)

On the 8th of February 2013, an all-day symposium and an exhibition took place in the self-governed theatre of Embros in the centre of Athens, with target theme the self- governed and collective social networks in the open space of the city.

The LOOPHOLES exist as autonomous collective interventions within the open public space of the city. They are these moments when groups of citizens use public space in order to change a social condition. They are these spaces where spontaneous or planned activities take place out of the need for social action towards new sustainable spaces, open to the contemporary citizen of the city.

Through work presentations, theoretical contributions and open debates the symposium aimed on mapping down and highlighting the impact of these self-governed collective interventions in the structure and the image of the contemporary city. In a second level, we intend to track down the possibility for the creation of an open platform of discussion among groups of people who participate in such interventions, activating future suggestions and concepts for bottom up urbanism.

In the symposium participated representatives of: the Initiative for a selfmanaged field in Helliniko, the Self-managed Navarinou Park, the Autonomous social space of Petroupoli’s Botanic Garden, the Social and Cultural centre of Vyronas at ‘Lampidona’, the Embros Theater, the Kypseli’s Municipal Market and the the DIY skatepark in Galatsi neighborhood.


Anelixi
www.anelixi.org

Astiko Horio
astikohorio.blogspot.gr

Kypseli’s Municipal Market
www.agorakypselis.gr

The Tree Network
todendro.blogspot.gr

Network Nomadic Architecture
www.nomadikiarxitektoniki.net

D.I.Y. Skate Park in Galatsi neighborhood
el-gr.facebook.com/pages/GalatsiBeikou-Skate-Park

Autonomous social space of Petroupoli’s Botanic Garden
votanikoskipos.blogspot.gr

EMBROS Theater
kinisimavili.blogspot.gr

Social and Cultural centre of Vyronas at "Lampidona"
politistikokentrovirona.blogspot.gr

Ktima Drakopoulou
epitropiktimadrakopoulou.blogspot.gr

Self-managed Navarinou Park
parkingparko.espivblogs.net

Initiative for a selfmanaged field in Helliniko
agroselliniko.blogspot.gr