Free Thinking Zone
What does a statement Bookstore stands for? What links someone with it beyond the books themselves? The fact that builds a community of political and social activists, through the common belief for the protection of human rights, tolerance of diversity, freedom of expression? How can books help the need of new rules in public debate? Free Thinking Zone is a concept bookstore, in the center of Athens, dedicated to contemporary thinking and art. A venue where different ideas can be introduced without censorship, as the goods that remain without being taxed in Free Trade Zones at ports. Free Thinking Zone is a new way of thinking, a venue for dialogue between representatives of modern Greek and foreign intellectuals, politicians, journalists, artists. A scene to present conflicting views with the aim to collating and creating fruitful trends in social, political and artistic subjects.
It is, at the same time, a coffee shop, a gallery, a co working space for young Greeks and all those who do not believe in the obvious and that "at night they don’t see the dark but the blue of the sky" (Georges Bataille). In a symbolic location, lower on Skoufa Street, where Kolonaki meets Exarchia, where “two worlds” are reconciled, Free Thinking Zone invites world and Greek activists to meet, inspire, lead the way for a new Greece, drink their cofee and… read good books.