Marc Delalonde is an independent cultural operator based in Athens, Greece. Following a master’s in Classical Cultures (2016, Athens), he studied Cultural Management (2018, Lyon) and researched Athens' ecological culture scene. Convinced of the social and environmental benefits of developing a culture of ecology, he curated a cycle of discussions and professional meetings at the French Institute of Greece entitled Art & Écologie.
Propelled by the ongoing collapse of the biosphere and the lack of political (re)action, he decided to act at the local level to provoke societal change and slowly pave the way to a new era of symbiosis. Yes, he is indeed ambitious - but in current times we must be!
On this quest, he joined the START program (2019) to work with Hausdrei cultural centre in Hamburg and seeking to gain skills specific to sociocultural projects (to put to good use in Greece). There, he is building a prototype platform experimenting new ways of relating to others and to nature. Through his project Symbio(s)cene, Marc is determined to explore new ideas together with the local communities and to seek alternative models of living and interacting in a response-able and caring way together with all beings.