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IdeasCity Athens: Uncertain States of Sovereignty

A live recording of keynote speakers Tania BrugueraNadina Christopoulou, and Pelin Tan, on the topic of art, activism, and identity in the post-global city at the IdeasCity Public Conference in Athens.


The speeches are followed by a panel discussion with the three keynotes, moderated by IdeasCity's Yašar Adanal. Building upon discussions and collaborations initiated at the program’s Detroit conference, IdeasCity observed Athens from the perspective of two key forces that are defining cities today: the flow of humanity and the flow of capital.

As a primary flash point in the rapidly escalating refugee crisis, Athens is facing unprecedented challenges in the recent history of Western civilization, yet the city also represents a destination, a center of hope and survival, and a place where one can conceive new realities.

The Public Conference capped week-long sessions with the 40 IdeasCity fellows, who responded to the city of Athens, creating short presentations illustrating their ideas for a better future.


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