Larissis Workshop, Athens, Greece, 2013.
How to build in a time of economical crisis ? When the usual forms of power and authority have failed, it is time to envision a new strategy. We do so by taking place in the vacant space left by the state, and which is currently being filled in by the neo nazi group Golden Dawn. In a city where private ownership overpowers the state, we offer to topple down the hierachy : Top down is over, it’s time for Bottom Up !
The Plato Network is the result of a collective use of individual initiatives. It collects the needs and demands of the neighborhood, before redistributing them to its registered professionals.
We identify a need, those “leftover spaces”, either abandonned or misused, that stand frozen in this economical crisis.
Neo classicism gone stale
The challenge of rehabilitation
Forever construction site
Slowly rotting away