Tue 27 Nov 2018, 4pm
Eleonas Talks:
Work and the Forgetting of Work in Eleonas
Ektoras Arkomanis


Room GSG-15
The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
London E1 7TP

Eleonas – Work

Eleonas is a diverse area in Athens, Greece, which has undergone various changes of identity. In ancient years it was the sacred olive grove of Athens, located outside the polis. But in recent times, absorbed by the modern conglomeration of Athens, it has become a notional edge, a wasteland where all that is unwanted in the city ends up.

The first talk in the Eleonas Talks Series will access the history of work in Eleonas, through the present image of the area: abandoned factories as well as active sites of work/labour — a tannery, scavengers’ markets, transport companies and the archaeological site at the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos.

About Eleonas Talks

Ektoras Arkomanis has been filming in Eleonas, researching and writing about it for the past four years. In these two talks organised by Unit 6 and Studio 7, he will present some of his practice-led research, which uses film to explore the city, but also in order to coordinate anthropological, ethnographic and historical material and methods into a performative artifact (film). The talks, followed by a discussion, revolve around the themes of work and migration.

Other events in this series