Α center of culture and activation of the local community
#new urban space
Conceived by artist Rick Lowe as an ongoing social sculpture during the documenta14 exhibition in Athens, Victoria Square Project has evolved into an open community center in the place of a previously vacant shop in the neighborhood of Victoria Square, one of the most deprived areas of Athens severely hit by the financial crisis. More than 150 activities have taken place in collaboration with the local community, businesses, public institutions, municipal programs, international and local artists, highlighting the cultural and historical features of the area. Victoria Square Project is one of the best examples that challenge the problem of vacant spaces in Athens and has added up to the municipality of Athens wider strategy to tackle the problem in the city together with citizens.