Elias Adam, Xylokastro
SMALLVILLE is a rural artivism initiative. Artivism derives from the words art and activism; our goal is to empower the social nexus of small geographical communities and raise public discussions on social issues such as democracy, diversity, gender equality etc. Smallville implements open talks with citizens where they interact and discuss on local or non-local social issues, aiming to build sustainable bonds and empower the citizens to become actors and actresses of social change. Furthermore, it uses non-fiction theater with non-professional performers, where the stories and ideas produced during the informal social councils become the material of a documentary theater performance played by the citizens themselves.