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Gregory Douliotis

2019/20 Messolonghi

Gregory has lived and worked in Messolonghi (GR) for 15 years. He organizes cultural events and also designs and implements educational programs for children in Diexodos Historical Museum in Messolonghi. He is also a philologist (University of Crete) with an MSc in Cultural Management (Hellenic Open University). In the past he has worked as a research fellow for three Greek Universities (Athens, Patras, Thessaly) in the project “Education of Roma Children”, where he was responsible for getting and supporting Roma children at school. But his love for culture drove him to the local museums where he has a remarkable presence!

2019 presented Gregory the exceptional opportunity to be part of the START program, with a placement at the Honingfabrik e.V. in Hamburg offering significant experience in the field of social culture. In Greece, he is going to turn an old bus (he always wanted to drive a bus!) into a Mobile Art Point (M.A.P.), where rural communities will have the opportunity to join art exhibitions, seminars, video performances etc. through a participatory procedure. In this way he will bring art and artists closer to rural communities.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Duration

Sep - Nov

Project Title

Mobile Art Point (MAP)

The main aim of the project is to bring art initiatives closer to rural communities. Give the chance to disengaged people to attend art exhibitions, meet in person artists, take part in seminars or performances, experience something out of the ordinary. To initiate people that art is for everyone, involves all and should be approachable to all. Prove the fact that expert knowledge is not needed in fields of art. A mobile point of art, namely a bus appropriately constructed inside in order to host art activities (painting exhibitions, photography, piece of arts, crafts, theatre, music, documentary). Participatory techniques will be used in order to approach the audience of the countryside. The target group is the citizens of rural areas: people that are interested in arts or who never had the chance to visit an art place and see an exhibition.

Host Institution

Honigfabrik

Built in 1906, the landmarked Honigfabrik was originally a margarine factory. A honey factory moved in after the Second World War, giving the building its current name. The honey production ceased in 1997 and a cultural institution moved in in 1979. 

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