The crisis we face today may have caused many times the up-rise of violence and the need to blame others, but on the other hand it has helped collective awareness to grow.
People now start to self-organize in smaller groups, taking initiatives and starting things by themselves for the community.
In this context even more collective kitchens begin to appear in a city where everyone usually looked out for themselves.
In these collective kitchens people bring in goods and together they cook, eat and clean up. Anyone can eat for free or for a small amount of money, or ,if he wishes, participate in the process.
Whether they are organized by anarchists groups, or by the residents of an area or even by one person, they are open to everyone and make no discrimination.
These collective kitchens can be spotted all around Athens, mainly in the center, forming a network that connects people through our common need for food and solidarity.
With our project we wish to add one more node in this network, underlining this new turn in our society.
In the map above the network of the existing collectives is noted. In addition, the square box indicates the area of our own intervention.
It is not only about charity and giving food to the poor. It is about forming and re-interpreting the commons
This is the last edition of our 1_200 model series: 3 volumes where growing, cooking and dinning occur. From the upper level, the growing box not only sets the example of vertical farming in urban context but also supplies vegetables to cooking box. The cooking box lies next to dinning box in an open plan way, provoking more the interaction between preparing and consuming the meal. Underneath this complex of volumes there is a public space, where periodically a food market, screenings or generally urban gatherings take place. This space opens to street level permitting also the public sphere walk through the akaliptos to Navarinou park.
All images by Clive Boursnell
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