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Periklis Chatzinakos

2019/20 Thessaloniki

Periklis was born in 1992 in Thessaloniki, where he still lives. In recent years he has worked as a cinematographer and community worker, managing various cultural events and projects in his hometown.  His studies in Cultural Technology and Communication (BA), provided him with the basic tools of cultural management, while studying Human Geography, Spatial Development and Design (MA) offered him a better understanding of the relationship between humans and the space around them.

Through his participation in the START program (2019) he is convinced that he will find opportunities to deepen his involvement in cultural management, discover new ways of applying ideas and evolve his professional skills. His vision is the development of social cohesion through the creation of a hub and to find solutions and deal with climate change in the urban landscape by working on a neighbourhood scale. His middle/up/down approach, in parallel with peer to peer knowledge, involves exchange laboratories, participatory planning, up-cycling methods and community building tools. 

Τhe increasingly severe Greek crisis and effects of climate change make him believe that this crucial situation must and can change through collaboration. He believes that his ideas will be successful and can be scaled up in other neighbourhoods around the world!

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Sep - Nov

Project Title

Urban Community

The objective of this initiative is to create micro-communities in the context of modern urban living, which will be able to construct sustainable spaces taking into account environmental, social and economic criteria. The initiative begins as a social experiment identifying key collaborator groups in three apartment complexes in Thessaloniki. The main objective is the reformation of communal spaces, emphasising on the terraces of the buildings. However, spaces such as the stairwell, the corridors and the entrance of the block of flats, are not excluded. he project will be filmed and reproduced as a reality show. The actors will be the inhabitants themselves who will record their experiences and their efforts to change their microenvironment.

Host Institution

Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus

Kulturzentrum Lagerhaus e.V. is a location open to urban culture innovation processes and project ideas. It was occupied 35 years ago by various cultural grassroots initiatives and the former warehouse building was developed into a living center for culture.

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