From Truman to Venizelos: Controversies and Opportunities around Public Space in Cold War Athens

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19 May 2024




Harry Truman statue

Vasileos Georgiou B & Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens


This activity is only available in the Greek language.

This historical walk organized by the Archives of Contemporary Social History (ASKI) allows us to understand the expansion of the monumental center of Athens in the post-war period.

We will walk among buildings and monuments of the 50s, 60s and 70s, revealing a city that is comparable with the corresponding metropolises of Europe. At the same time, these decades saw sharp controversies. We will start from the Truman statue and pass places that were set aside for the construction of ambitious projects never completed, and we will end up at the statue of Venizelos that was inaugurated during the Junta.

The 1.2 km walk will be carried out by Eleni Kouki, historian, instructor at the Hellenic Open University, and member of ASKI.

Closest Metro Station: Evangelismos

Metro to Venue: 9 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility No


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