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Sincerely, the Indigenous: Street Level Responses to Documenta 14 in Athens

By | June 24th, 2017|blog|

Stencil at Omonoia square in Athens, photograph taken by the author in June 2016. In the summer of 2016 a stenciled slogan began appearing sporadically in public squares of Athens: "Dear Documenta, I refuse to exoticize myself to increase your cultural capital," signed "Sincerely, the Indigenous." Though small in scale and modest in [...]

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Refugees Welcome: 15 Pieces of Street Art and Graffiti from Europe and beyond Showing Solidarity in the ongoing Refugee Crisis

By | September 7th, 2015|blog|

EU immigration and border politics have been subject to criticism for years¹ - particularly regarding the increasingly militarized securitization of its external frontier. In recent weeks the rapid influx of refugees - mainly from war-torn Syria, Irak, and Afghanistan - and the EU's failure to provide an adequate and humane response have dramatically highlighted the consequences [...]

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Oxi – No – Nein: Visual Responses to the Austerity Referendum of 2015

By | July 5th, 2015|blog|

In the summer of 2015, I arrived in Athens one day prior to the announcement of the "Bailout Referendum" and left three days before its execution. During the week I spent in Athens I was able to witness some of the immediate reactions uttered in the streets of the city via graffiti slogans, posters, stencils [...]

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announcing: the ABC project – athens berlin caen

By | February 6th, 2015|blog|

it has been a while since i have taken to this blog, but i have a special project to announce: the ABC project. initiated by french street artist oré last year, the ABC project aims to foster a transeuropean exchange about crisis and austerity through street art and graffiti. i am happy to have been resposible for organising the [...]

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interview with AFI

By | June 11th, 2014|interviews|

i first came across one of the impressive stencils of AFI while researching political street art dealing with the european elections and have been a fan of her strong political works ever since. i was lucky enough to ask her some questions about her motivations and artistic process as well as her perspective on the [...]

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No Euro, No Vision: Critical Perspectives on Europe in Street Art

By | May 13th, 2014|blog|

ever since its founding the european union has been a controversial political project. the economic, political, and social crises that have erupted across the continent in the past five years have only intensified the existing conflicts. consequently the upcoming elections for the european parliament on may 25 will manifest a significant moment for the future of [...]

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science slam potsdam february 7, 2014 – video and english text

By | February 23rd, 2014|blog|

in essence, a science slam is a format where young scientists and researchers are challenged to present their academic projects in an understandable and entertaining way. the problem: you only have exactly 10 minutes to do so.  a few weeks back i was kindly invited by the organizers of policult to take part in one [...]

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interview with olga alexopoulou

By | February 2nd, 2014|interviews|

since the beginning of aesthetics of crisis in early 2013 the scope of the project and with it the range of interview partners has been steadily extending, leading to exciting new collaborations. as the city of istanbul has been a particularly fascinating place for me in the past year, i was very happy to get [...]

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interview with marsia tzivara of “burning from the inside”

By | January 21st, 2014|blog, interviews|

there have been a number of documentaries dealing with the social and political impact of the greek crisis and particularly the violent rise of the neo-fascist party χρυσή αυγή - better known as golden dawn. marsia tzivara, a greek filmmaker and video activist that has been living in berlin for the past 2 years, takes a [...]

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2013 : a year in crisis street art

By | December 31st, 2013|blog|

as the first year of aesthetics of crisis is swiftly coming to an end, i thought a thematic end of year review might be an interesting experiment. so here it: is a year in crisis street art, emerging from urban activisms and social movements, featuring old and new icons, following no particular logic and informed [...]

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new publication about aesthetics of crisis

By | December 11th, 2013|blog|

after an eventful summer and a quiet autumn, i am happy to announce, that one of the projects i have been working on in the past months is finally out. the lovely people at sub\urban zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung have included a photoessay of mine in their latest issue which explores the topic the postpolitical city? if you read [...]

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interview with tvboy (it/es)

By | November 20th, 2013|interviews|

this interview with tvboy, an italian street artist and designer working both milan and barcelona, is the first one at aesthetics of crisis to look beyond the specific context of athens. even though he does not consider himself distinctly political, the crisis has - as for many other european artists - become a somewhat inevitable topic. [...]

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interview with refur

By | October 28th, 2013|interviews|

graphic design student refur has been exploring the creative potential of the streets of athens for the past two years. in fact, she is one of the few athenian artists strategically using the medium sticker. she also paints larger pieces, often in collaboration with other artists such as mapet, lathos, and yiakou. furthermore she edits [...]

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interview with tona (hh)

By | October 21st, 2013|interviews|

tona pasteup with a view atop the strefi hill in exarcheia. if you stroll through any major european city, you will most likely find a pasteup, sticker or tile by hamburg-based artist tona. so of course i was not surprised to find some of his signature artworks in athens. however, the sheer amount [...]

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