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Danai Liodaki

2019/20 Athens

Danai is an artist and art manager who lives and works in Greece. She holds an MA in Architecture, a BA in Dramatic Arts and she is now finishing her MSc in Architecture-Space and Culture. She has worked as an actress and performer in Greece and abroad, as well as a theatrical writer, a director and a theatrical play provider for children. She has a great interest in public art and social theater and in re establishing the relationship between the artist and the audience. She agrees with Augusto Boal who once wrote that “anyone can do theater, even actors”, so in 2018 she co-founded the b.p.m. (beats per minute) theater group and started working on theatrical productions.

Danai has always been socially engaged in her life and is determined to use experiences such as her fellowship with START (2019), as well as her collaboration with Quartier (Bremen, DE), to maximize the social impact of her work in Greece. Her vision is to use social theater activities in order to question and reform the social structures rooted in Greece and empower oppressed social groups, and she is not going to give up, so stay tuned! 

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Duration

Sep - Nov

Project Title

FemMap

Who makes the maps? If we answer this question, we also know whose image of the city the societies tend to adopt and who is the dominant figure in the public space. FemMap stands for Feminine Map and its main goal is to illuminate the feminine view of the city while creating bonds of solidarity between the women engaged in it. Using performative techniques, community mapping procedures and other artistic means, the participants will produce an emotional, always changing, artistic, feminine, alive map of the area between America and Victoria Square in Athens. This map will be available on an open interactive platform, in which users will be able to comment on existing pins or add their own. In the long term, the project aims to promote gender parity and women’ s empowerment by focusing on women’s decisive role in the urban environment, their visibility in the public space and the challenges they face during their everyday life in the city.

Host Institution

QUARTIER

In close collaboration with artists and culture makers, QUARTIER gGmbH creates cultural education projects that are especially focused on the living situation of our fellow citizens in their respective neighborhoods. Children, young people and adults with a variety of social and cultural backgrounds produce art and culture together. The results of this collaboration are presented in theater productions, exhibitions, performance and (even) fashion shows.

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