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Klairi Gianniri

2018/19 Chios

Klairi was born in Chios. She has a background in Cultural Communication and Technology (University of Aegean, Lesvos) and in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Freie Universität, Berlin).She holds an MA in Museum Studies (Department of History and Archaeology, University of Athens) and her PhD, in the same department, focuses on the public archaeology of mountain and remote communities. She has participated in
numerous research projects and archaeological excavations, in recent years leading the archaeological ethnography project in Anatoli region of East Crete.

Her participation in the START Fellowship program, in 2018, demonstrates her aim to gain practical experience in cultural management and use it in the organization of an experiential cultural festival (ArchaeoLogik). Her goal is to bring her PhD to life, in order to show that Academia should be involved in ordinary life. She deeply believes that cultural and archaeological heritage can contribute effectively to the upgrading of everyday life, especially in areas with difficult living conditions. Her vision is to take ArchaeoLogik to the next level, by applying it to other
rural areas of Greece. If that doesn’t work she plans to move to the village where she does her fieldwork and grow a garden.

Project Progress Phase II Phase I

Phase II

Project implementation in Greece

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Dec - May

Project Title


The upgrading of life in rural areas lies at the core of ArchaeoLogic, which aims to establish an action model in the form of a festival, online platform, or cultural network. Its vision is to show that cultural heritage can offer solutions to multiple everyday problems and its goal is to become a common space of interaction between culture, academia, ecotourism and agricultural production. The first step is the implementation of a three-day archaeological festival in Hierapetra to include a variety of activities such as: interdisciplinary lectures, a mountain tour and visit to an ongoing excavation, Minoan cuisine, a ceramic workshop, and a roman clothing and hairstyles workshop. During the festival, local producers may use the space to promote their products. All activities seek to build public recognition of the importance of the local heritage, and to promote rural cultural economics.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Sep - Nov

Project Title

ArchaeoLogic in Steinhöfel

Logic (from the Ancient Greek: translit. logik ) is the method of human thought that involves thinking in a linear,
step-by-step manner about how a problem can be solved. The core of the cultural initiative is the use of archaeology and cultural heritage in a logical / step-by-step manner in order to solve everyday problems.

ArchaeoLogic has to do with the use of archaeological and cultural heritage as an upgrading tool in rural areas, with difficult social, economic, political conditions and the establishment of an action model (festival, conference, online forum, cultural network). The aim of my initiative is to show that cultural heritage can play an active role in the everyday life and offer applicable solutions to multiple problems. The bigger plan of ArchaeoLogic is to become a common space of interaction between culture, academia, tourism, ecotourism and agricultural production.

Host Institution


landkunstleben e.V. is dedicated to participatory and site-specific projects and collaborations. Based in the Steinhöfel community, approximately 40 km east of Berlin, we contribute to rural community life by establishing new circles of exchange between the rural and urban, and by intertwining the local with the international. This ranges from producers and gardeners to international artists, cultural workers and volunteers. We are promoting the concept of a new rural culture. This includes an ecological garden and a program of participative art projects, workshops and exhibitions.

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