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"Components of the urban landscape aesthetic"
With the cooperation of the National Bank Cultural Foundation (M.I.E.T.) - Cultural Centre of Thessaloniki
1 - October 24
roam in the streets of the cities…
architectural structures: public buildings, churches, museums, theatres,
organizations’ head-offices, shopping malls, bridges, residential block
look for them, guided by tourist handbooks. They stop for a while. They
photograph them and they get photographed in front of them.
pass them by…
look for the insignificant; the things that weren’t designed for all
eternity. The humble things that never seem to be included in the tourist
maps, or any kind of map for that matter, simply because their existence
is not worth mentioning and in most cases they are temporary. Some of them
bare wheels in order to help them move easily, when and where it is
needed. Others are left useless rotting and decaying.
else ignores them. Their existence seems to be annoying for them. They
ruin the aesthetic of their cities. They weren’t created to be in use of
it. They only serve a particular, practical purpose. That is why everyone
puts up with them. And they keep putting up with them, till the custom
becomes a permanent temporariness.
the way I can find them. To highlight them, to show their own beauty, with
which they humbly complete the “designed” beauty of the cities. They
establish, among with all the other things, the “de facto” aesthetic
of the contemporary, urban landscape.