The Many Faces of Exile in Exarcheia w/ Penny Travlou (Athens)
On this episode of the pod, my guest is Penny Travlou, a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Cultural Geography and Theory (Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh). Her research focuses on social justice, the commons, collaborative practices, intangible cultural heritage and ethnography. She has been involved in international research projects funded by the EU and UK Research Councils.
For the past eight years, she has been working with independent art organisations in Colombia and most recently in the African continent to understand the commons from a decolonial perspective and to look at commoning practices within artistic forms while understanding the specificities of the commons rooted in various socio-cultural and geographical contexts. As an activist, she has been involved in a number of grassroots and self-organised initiatives on housing and refugees’ rights in Greece.
Greek Elections and the Rise of the Ultra-Right
Exarcheia and the Student Uprisings of 1974
An Olympic Tourism Plan for Athens
Mass Tourism Consumption in Exarcheia
Government Plans to Dismantle Local Social Movements
The Greek Golden Visa
AARG and Community Action Against Gentrification
When Will the Bubble Burst?
Advice for Tourists; Advice for Organizing
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