ArtCOP21

LET THE RIVER FLOW

MELD

05 Dec 2015, 11am - 3pm

Faliro Metro, Attika Greece

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LET THE RIVER FLOW, Photography Yvonne Senouf, graphic designn Corinne Weber

When

05 Dec 2015
11am - 3pm

Where

Faliro Metro
Faliro Metro Station
Athens, Attika Greece,  18500
Greece
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The Kiffisos River has been removed from the Athenians’ collective memory and covered by a highway. Let’s unite and create a “human river” connecting the Kiffissos River to the new artificial canal in construction at the Niarchos’ Park. This is a symbolic act to reconnect the people to their existing environment.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

Inspired by Belgium Artist Francis Alys
“Don't Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River”, Morocco-Spain, 2008
“When Faith Moves Mountains”. Lima, Peru 2002

In 2015 – the year of the highly anticipated COP 21 climate talks in Paris – our responsibility will be sustaining the momentum from last year’s People’s Climate March and encourage even more people to participate in climate action. With Ban Ki-Moon stating that ours is the last generation to fight climate change, there is surely no better moment to bring in new voices and new stories to inspire climate action.

Athenians, I invite you to join us in a symbolic action to reclaim our river, the Kifissos, on Saturday December 5th, 2015 as part of one of the actions for ArtCOP21 Paris, 2015. THINK, ACT and CHANGE!

The Kiffisos River has been removed from the Athenians’ collective memory and covered by a highway. Let’s get together and create a “human river” connecting the Kiffissos River to the new artificial canal in construction at the Niarchos’ Park. This is a symbolic act to reconnect the people to their existing environment, own it, and embrace it!

Paricipating photographers:
Vassilis Xenias, Kassandra Lefakinis, Iosif Effraimidis, Emilia Tsekoura.

Team: Frossini Drakouli, Melina and Emma Petsolari, Marielana Theodorou

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