34 Exercises of Freedom: #11 Torture and Freedom Tour of Athens
by Vangelis Karamanolakis, Tasos Sakellaropoulos, Kostis Karpozilos, and Katerina Labrinou
Sep
16
5:45–8:45 pm
Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center, Vassilissis Sofias, Athens

Torture and Freedom Tour of Athens, opening of the Public Programs of documenta 14 at Parko Eleftherias, photo: Stathis Mamalakis

Collective walk through the city of Athens, in collaboration with ASKI archives, exploring the historical traces of oppression, violence, and the quest for freedom during the military dictatorship of 1967–74.

Tour in Greek
Starting point: 5:45 pm at Polytechnion by the Tositsa Street entrance
Ending point: Parko Eleftherias

The Greek tour is conducted by Vangelis Karamanolakis (historian, University of Athens) and Tasos Sakellaropoulos (historian, head of the Historical Archives, Benaki Museum, Athens)

Tour in English
Starting point: 6:15 pm at Polytechnion by the Tositsa Street entrance
Ending point: Parko Eleftherias

The English tour is conducted by Kostis Karpozilos (historian, director of the Contemporary Social History Archives–ASKI, Athens) and Katerina Labrinou (historian, Panteion University, Athens)

In collaboration with the Contemporary Social History Archives–ASKI, Athens.

Vangelis Karamanolakis is assistant professor in Theory and History of Historiography at the University of Athens. He is also secretary of the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI) and vice president of the Board of Directors of the Historical Archive of the University of Athens. He is the author of The University of Athens and its History, 1837–1937 (in collaboration with Kostas Gavroglou and Chaido Barkoula, 2014) and The Formation of Historic Science and History Teaching at the University of Athens (1837–1932) (2006).

Tasos Sakellaropoulos is a historian and head of the Benaki Museum Historical Archives, Athens. He has curated several exhibitions on historical subjects, especially on the political life in twentieth-century Greece. He is a member of EMNE (Mnemon Magazine) and of the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI). Sakellaropoulos has published a variety of articles on the German occupation period in Greece, the Greek Civil War (1946–49) and the 1967–74 dictatorship. He has conducted research on the subjects of the formation of a new bourgeois political pole during the German occupation, political movements in the Greek Army in the Middle East during the Second World War, the Greek post-war army re-organization, political persecutions in post-war Greece, formation and function of the Makronissos military camp, army involvement in political life, resistance against the 1967 dictatorship, and the period after the restoration of democracy in 1974.

Kostis Karpozilos is a historian and the director of the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI). He is the scriptwriter of the documentary Greek-American Radicals: The Untold Story (2013), author of Stavros Kallergis Archive. Building Blocks from the Design of a Socialist State (2013) on the Cretan socialist intellectual Stavros Kallergis; his forthcoming book Revolutionary Diaspora focuses on revolutionary diasporas in the United States. He has written extensively on the Greek “crisis”, the European left and the limits of political imagination in the post-1989 world; currently he is working on an international history of the Greek left.

Katerina Labrinou holds a PhD from the Department of Political Science and History of the Panteion University, Athens. She is a graduate of the Philosophical School, University of Athens, and holds a postgraduate degree in Cultural Studies from Lancaster University (2003) and in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Athens (2006). She collaborates with the Centre of Political Research of the Panteion University. She has published articles and studies in academic journals and edited anthologies.

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