City programme & info

City part : Athens, August 30th – September 2nd


Sunday, August 30th
20:00 Welcome drink @ cooperative cafe Pagκaki (17-19 Georgiou Olympiou pedestrian str, Koukaki, near hotel Ilissos)
Monday, August 31st
10:00 – 10:30 Registration @ NTUA (42 Patission str. entrance from Stournari str)
10:30 – 13:00 Introductory session : Context and conjunctures
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:30 Departure from NTUA by bus for Keratsini-Drapetsona
15:00 – 18:00 Field trips 1: Alternatives for urban development: the case of Peiraeus Port neighbourhoods
18:30 – 20 :30 Public event : Challenges and conflicts in western Piraeus  @ Keratsini-Drapetsona City Hall 
21:00 – 23:00 Dinner at local tavern
(buses leave at 23.30 to return at the hotel by bus)

Tuesday, September 1st
9.30- 13:30 Field trips 2: City centre: competing imaginaries and everyday lives
13:30- 14:30 Lunch @ Bread and Roses (64 Panepistimiou str. Omonoia) (or depending on field trip)
14:30 – 18:00 Field trips 3: Social solidarity initiatives
18:30- 20:30 Public event : Commons and solidarity economies: transformative potentials @  self-managed Theatre Embros  (2 Riga Palamidiou str. Psiri)
21:00 Dinner by the Pop-up kichen collective

Wednesday, September 2nd
9.30*- 13:30 Field trips 4: What alternatives to neoliberal privatisations and big investments?
16:00 – 21:00 International panel discussions @ Association of Greek Archaeologists (134-136 Ermou str.)
Panel 1: Roundtable on INURA’s collaborative research on real-existing NMM: process, results, starting points for conversation
Panel 2:  Challenging austerity urbanism
21:00  Dinner by El Chef collective and Party!!


Accommodation and important locations

The hotel you will be staying in Athens is Ilissos Hotel

It is in the neighbourhood of Koukaki, 20 minutes walk from city centre.
Address: 72, Kallirois street & Syggrou avenue

Two blocks away from the hotel there is the pedestrian street Georgiou Olympiou where you can find many nice cafes, restaurants, bakeries and bars such as the cooperative Pagκaki

A single pdf page with all panel locations and directions from the hotel

All main locations of the programme are also placed on the following map:


From Athens International Airport to the city centre

By metro:
(ticket 8 euros)
to Syntagma square:
Take metro line 3 (blue) from airport, running from 6.30 to 23.30 every 30 minutes approximately.
to Omonoia square (close to the School of Architecture):
Change at Syntagma station and take metro line 2 (red) towards Anthoupoli for Omonoia Square.

By bus:
(ticket 5 euros)
Take bus X95 (just outside arrivals) to Syntagma (terminal). Buses run every 10 minutes during day and every 20 minutes the whole night.

By taxi:
Taxi from the airport to  the centre will cost you 35 euros during daytime and 50 euros after midnight (fix price).

From the airport to hotel Ilissos

By metro:
Take metro line 3 (blue) from airport, running from 6.30 to 23.30 every 30 minutes approximately until “Syntagma”. Change to line 2 (red) and get off at Syggrou-Fix Station. Take the exit “Drakou”.
We suggest to go up the pedestrian street Drakou until Dimitrakopoulou street, there turn left, and at the end of this street go left to Kallirois Street. You can also take any bus from Syggrou-Fix station (Syggrou avenue) and take off at the next stop.

By bus:
if you arrive after midnight, you can take bus X95 (just outside arrivals) to Syntagma (terminal). Then you can take a taxi (max 5 euros)

By taxi:
Taxi from the airport to  the centre will cost you 35 euros during daytime and 50 euros after midnight (fix price).

From Ilissos Hotel to city center

You can use the metro (from Syggrou Fix) or the trolleys from Dimitrakopoulou street (Νο 1,5,15) to city centre. The stop is called “Koukaki” and it is 3 minutes walk from the hotel.

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