By Rebecca and Maria
The Major Questions
- What is artistic citizenship?
- What is the collective?
- Who is the individual and who is in the collective?
- Who is the artist and who is the audience?
- Is the artist holding up a fun-house mirror to society? Or are they manipulating the truth?
- What is the medium?
- Whose eyes are looking at the piece?
- Does the size of the project matter?
- What is the experience perceived?
- How are we all connected?
- Does the digital age transform the collective experience?
- Is it focused on real life?
- What is the history of the art?
- What is the history of the citizenship/society?
Define the Terms
- Singular –singularity
- Carrier of the collective moment
- Bee Hive
- Economic crisis in Athens, near collapse of the bank
- Refugees arriving in masses in Athens from various countries
- Many individuals with many different individual stories, identities, and skills
- Food Lab partners with a refugee day center
- Those with skilled cooking backgrounds, cook meals for pop-up restaurant of home countries
- Pop-up restaurants serve as both a collective togetherness, while also providing income
- Using capitalism against itself
- Triangularity of new comers à nomad citizens à solidarity networks and their shared space
- Bringing together groups in conflict for a singular cause
- Migrant Women in Greece
- Center for women and children
- Melissa Network from root of the bee hive, all working together
- Meant to empower and give a voice to those who have not an opportunity to share
- Greece has a history of migrants, can connect to the refugee “crisis” that “began” in 2014, although always there
- Rather than solely psychological counseling, utilizing creative workshops and creative therapeutic activities
- The circle of literacy à psycho-social support à skills creativity
- Creating refugees as neighbors, bringing them out of the camps and into the cities
- Many children missing from their families, many people are separated, not all are seeking asylum, hoping to meet with family members in other countries nearby
- Many victims to sexual violence, war, religious violence
- Humanizing these people who have lived through an inhumane history
- Art, food, and storytelling
- What reminds them of home? What makes them feel at home? So many mentioned lemonade and other comfort foods from home land