The Real Thing, an immersion in China’s copycat cities

Since a few years, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival provides a “Virtual Reality” (VR) space. In this edition, eight documentaries were accessible to the public. One of them – The Real Thing (Archi-Vrai) – questioned the concept of fakeness and imitation, through the depiction of Chinese reproductions of European cities.

When buildings speak: Thessaloniki Concert Hall

What if buildings could speak? What would they tell us? Thessaloniki has many fascinating buildings, and some of them have long and interesting stories. In this post, we focus on the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki. This complex with two buildings adds an interesting presence to the waterfront of Thessaloniki. Let’s explore the thoughts behind the design of the buildings.

The Art of Growth

The date was 16th of January, 2019. I was opening the Oddflowers exhibition. It was the very last day of my volunteer stay in Thessaloniki. For one year, I explored the cultural and historical dimensions of this wonderful and surreal place. Join me in my reflections about the Oddflowers project and my EVS.

Mimonisa exhibition

From the 14th of January to the 8th of February, the Mimonisa exhibition takes place at the French Institute of Thessaloniki. You have three weeks to meet 11 artists from Thessaloniki and also from other countries (a few of them are refugees). The goal of the initiative is to unify people with common interests in painting by presenting their work through this exibition. Afghanistan, Iran, Congo, Greece… it is a perfect mix of techniques, influences and backgrounds.