Rick Lowe: Victoria Square Project. 2017–18 Social sculpture Produced in collaboration with diverse Athenian individuals and initiatives including Afghan Migrants and Refugees Community in Greece, Greek Forum of Migrants, Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos, Melissa Organization, Nigerian Women Community, Praksis, 2nd High School of Athens, Senegalese Community, Solidarity Now, Trianon Cinema, Café des Poétes, Lakis' Ouzeri, Nouroz Kurdish Restaurant, Michalis Afolayan, Moavia Ahmed, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Nadina Christopoulou, Giorgos Kaminis, Maria-Liza Karageorgi, Pavlos Kosmidis, Georgia Kotsiri, Paris Legakis, Thomas Maloutas, Erifilli Maroniti, Maro Michalakakos, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Click Ngwere, Nikos Nikolopoulos, Maria Ohilebo, Lefteris Papagiannakis, Nelly Papachela, Nina Pappa, Elpida Rikou, and Adonis Volanakis. Project manager: Elli Christaki
* 1961 Alabama, USA.
Victoria Square Project is a social sculpture by Rick Lowe (who co-founded the project Row Houses in Houston, an organization focused neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, community service, and youth education since in 1993).
Victoria Square Project is run together with Maria Papadimitrou, and Elli Christaki and Andreas Vembos as project team.
Working with various community iniatives, local businesses, institutions, the municipality, artists and other individuals and groups, Victoria Square Project seeks to elevate the cultural and historical assets of this vital crossroads in Athens. Each participant helps the initiators (and the visiting audience) to better understand the historical, and political dynamics in this area.
Started already in 2016, the project is scheduled to run until 2018.