Ano Poli: History in The City

Here we are, talking about our city: Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki has been home for many civilizations and cultures. Ano Poli is the most important area of Thessaloniki hosting these challenges. It is also the area where the history of Thessaloniki began. Ano Poli, which is a harmonious combination of historical buildings from the Byzantine and Ottoman […]

One year in Europe

What happened in the European Union, what has changed and what we will remember forever. 2019 in brief. — A greener Europe: the Thunberg’s effect In April European Parliament invited the young environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Even though she could not speak in plenary, the Environment Committee was overwhelmed by her speech. “Our house is […]

Women no longer stand in silence

As a part of a global movement, a feminist group created a demonstration here in Thessaloniki. It took place on the 22nd of December. The movement started in Chile as a protest towards the government and police for not taking action for victims of sexual assault. The collective that goes by the name Las Tesis […]

Death Stranding: a videogame for the future

The world has come to an end. Society has we know it is just a memory. People fear each other and live isolated, locked up in shelters without any contact with the world outside. No, it’s not a description of life in the post-internet era – the one we live after the rise of social […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clear my head about this poem about why I can’t go out without changing my clothes my shoes my body posture my gender identity my age my status as a woman alone in the evening/ alone on the streets/alone not being the point/ the point […]

60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: From “The Nest” to “A Voluntary Year”

Everyone who reads this blog, can easily relate to the assumption on which Ulrich Köhler’s and Henner Winckler’s movie A voluntary year is based. We are all familiar to leave everything behind and seize one of our possible futures. And the movie is exactly about that. The main character Jette is a twenty-something German girl […]