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Admission: Free
Opening: 19.01.2023, 19:00

Monday-Thursday: 09:00-22:00,
Friday: 09:00-17:00,
Sturday: 09:00-14:00

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A walk-in map of the points of water in Athens

Duration of exhibition: 16 March 2023

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 22:00, Friday 09:00 - 17:00, Saturday 09:00 - 14:00.

The Goethe-Institutes in the Mediterranean have joined forces to develop a series of digital maps on water as a valuable natural resource in the Mediterranean region.

In this context, artists and creators in collaboration with scientists undertook to design interactive maps through which a polyphonic collection of new perspectives and narratives about our relationship with the element of water emerges.

For the digital map concerning Greece, the local partners of the project - the collaborative-interdisciplinary design team Commonspace and the project team of geographer-biologist Stamatis Zogaris - focus on the city of Athens.

Their research into urban space and the biodiversity of the city's scarce water elements come together at the Goethe-Institut Athen to create an installation that gives the capital's public access to a so far “unseen” map of water.

Designed by the Athenian architect Eleni Spyridakis, the interactive map of Athens comes to life in the space of the Goethe-Institut Athen, where it is hosted. Furthermore, a reading corner in the institute is dedicated to the library's titles on water as a natural resource.

Commonspace is a collaborative - interdisciplinary planning design group that has been operating since 2012. It provides services in the fields of Spatial Strategies, Architecture, Social Research, Urban and Environmental Design and Participatory Planning. It seeks to be a link between citizens, social institutions and public authorities, a hub for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and practices between citizens, experts and decision-makers.

Dr. Stamatis Zogaris is a Principal Researcher in the Inland Waters Division of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). He works in Greece and abroad on research and implementation of measures to protect rivers, wetlands and the coastal zone. He has been researching the nature of Athens since the mid-1980s and has been particularly interested in birds, fish and flora.