Safe sex and stigma in Thessaloniki

“The sexual urge is the most violent of our desires: the desire of all our desires” Arthur Schopenhauer The habits and traditions of a certain society regarding sexuality and its expression are an essential part of it. Over the course of history, the perception of them changed significantly. The so-called “sexual revolution” that started in […]

World Environment Day 2020 in Thessaloniki: Cleaning the City Center and Perea Beach

Thessaloniki is a lively, bustling city. Its centuries of history created a great crossroad of cultures and identities. Nowadays it is mainly the students of its universities who keep its spark alive, especially when it comes to the nightlife. Unfortunately, all of this comes with a price. A simple walk through the streets of the […]

A lonely walk in the night

A lonely walk in the night,in an ordinary city.One nightof disoriented stepswide eyesand an unknown fate.Tall old buildings,of a bluish-gray hue;blue by the sea,gray from the earth.Boats from far away,open bars, no closing time.Few customers left:couples arguing,to end up feeling their way through alleys.Drunk tourists of life,inebriated by beers named like nymphs.Friends who cry their […]

SAVE UMER’S FUTURE

Umer is a young Pakistani who arrived in Greece two years ago. In two years time, he became an active member of the local community, supporting people in need and creating strong links with a lot of people in the city.  He was first living in the streets of Thessaloniki, and during that period he […]

When buildings speak: Las Incantadas

Rotonda, the Galerian Arch of Kamara or the celebrated White Tower. There are many landmarks worth of sightseeing in Thessaloniki that are intimately connected with its image. But for century a different one has amazed visitors as well as its residents, becoming the most prominent symbol of the city’s identity. Mirroring the multi-cultural, linguistic puzzle […]

75 years after Auschwitz

January 27th, 1945. The Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. This was the chosen day to honor and remember the victims of the holocaust, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jews, Soviet civilians and prisoners of war, Polish civilians, Sinti and Roma, Jehovah witnesses, criminals, homosexuals, and political opponents or from the resistance. These were […]

Break the childhood cycle

According to UNICEF, an estimated 151 million children around the world are victims of child labor. To get this reality out of the shadows, the ARSIS organization organized a performance on one of Thessaloniki’s main streets: Agias Sofias, on Thursday 16th of January.The participants, with white masks on their faces as an allegory of child […]