Artistic Production from the Inside

The section “Artistic Production from the Inside” includes actions approached from a middle ground, between artistic creation and discussion. It provides the opportunity for participants to come into direct contact with creators, to learn more about their creative processes and understand all the ingredients used in the “kitchen” of contemporary art, as well as the modern practices of cultural management.

Changing the City

Kanellopoulou 2, Eleusis Waterfront

November 8 – 11. Opening hours: 19:00-20:00

The section “Changing the City” presents a series of sociopolitical initiatives, as well as good practices followed in regional Greece, aiming to activate the inhabitants, promote cultural exchange, sustainable urban and cultural development, and the active participation of citizens in the dialogue on the quality of life and the future of the city.

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The “Steki” of EUphoria

Anapsyktirio, Kanelopoulou Str., Eleusis Waterfront

November 8 – 11. Opening hours: 11:00-13:00 & 14:00-20:00

Anapsyktirio, as a fixed venue for activities, workshops and events of Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture, hosts audiovisual material from the activities that took place during the second year since Eleusis was declared a European Capital of Culture. These include programmes such as: “Un elu, un artiste-artisan”, the Synikismos Festival, “365 days after, 1147 days to go!”, ECoC’s Neighbours’ Day and 100 First Times | International Youth Summer Camp. From November 7 to November 11, Anapsyktirio becomes a hangout/information point, where residents and visitors of the city can learn about the philosophy of Eleusis 2021, as well as the artistic programme that is implemented in parallel to the “Culture 2030” meeting.

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EUphoria Walks

Starting Point: Eleusis 2021 Offices, Old Railway Station of Eleusis

Thursday November 8, 11:00-13:00 & Sunday November 11 16:30-18:30

EUphoria Walks introduce participants to the concept, the philosophy and the mission of Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture. Under the title “Transition to EUphoria”, the programme of Eleusis 2021 focuses on the connection of art and everyday life; on the ways art can become a central tool for changing the city. The programme of Eleusis 2021 includes three Main Themes, that focus on the connection between art and the environment (EUnvironment), art and society (EUrbanization), art and labor (The EU Working Classes) and can be traced territorially, dividing the city into three major axes: Central Eleusis, Upper Eleusis and Lower Eleusis, respectively. The EUphoria walks compose the multiplicity of narratives and collective experience in the city, with the different elements of the urban landscape and the works and ideas included in the programme of the Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture.

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Friday November 9 & Saturday November 10, 20:00-22:00

Symposia are about a new way of “connecting” between the meeting’s participants, speakers and artists. Symposia are actions, somewhere between a dinner and an artistic presentation. Seated around a table, participants get to know the artists, their backstories and careers so far, their artistic universe and the ingredients of their “kitchen”. The Symposia are held by artists-partners of Eleusis 2021, who have collaborated, or are currently collaborating on a long-term basis in the city, conducting research and/or working with specific population groups in the city, in order to come up with the creation of an original project. Symposia take place in restaurants and taverns in Eleusis, with each participant paying for their own share. The cost for food and drink, per person, is estimated at €10-15, while each Symposium has 20 banqueters. Therefore, it is necessary to reserve a seat.

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