21 MARCH 2018 / Dialogues: Stereotypes

On Wednesday March 21st, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation hosted the fifth event of its monthly series DIALOGUES, on “Stereotypes”.

The event took place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. 

How are stereotypes created? Who defines what is deemed “different”, and who is the “other”? What makes a refugee “the stranger”? How can gender identity or sexual orientation define social rights? Who can censor art, and in what ways? Why can disability lead to limited accessibility and, as a result, exclusion?

The panelists included Nujeen Mustafa, the young refugee who crossed the long road from Syria in a wheelchair and became a symbol for strength and hope reaching the coast of Lesvos, Konstantinos Rigos, Director of the Greek National Opera Ballet, Ioanna-Maria Gertsou, President of "Lara" Guide-Dogs Hellas and a psychologist at Agia Sofia Children's Hospital in Athens, and Jason Antigone Dane, activist for human and animal rights, who turned to the Courts for legal recognition and registration as non-binary. They discussed the stereotypes they have perceived, experienced and defied at different moments of their lives. The discussion was moderated by journalist Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.