DIALOGUES: Back to the Roots - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

DIALOGUES: Back to the Roots
13 JULY 2019

What is the value of our roots? How easily do we find our way back to them? On the occasion of the “Vamvakou Revival Project,” the July DIALOGUES travelled to Vamvakou, a village built on the western side of the highest peak of Mount Parnon.

DIALOGUES opened up the discussion about the revitalization of places, driven by technology, innovation, extroversion, and respect for each place and its traditions. 

On Saturday, July 13, invited speakers exchanged ideas and their experiences with the 11 village residents regarding development and sustainability models for remote areas, the role of culture, education, health and technology. In addition to the discussion that took place as part of the DIALOGUES series, visitors also participated in a number of activities in nature, a mountain run, a Greek National Opera concert and a big traditional celebration.

We exchanged ideas and views with:

Andreas Dracopoulos, Co – President, SNF
Konstantinos Hampidis, Chief Digital Officer, Municipality of Athens
Dr. Panagiotis Koulouvaris, President, NGO Regeneration & Progress
George Koumentakis, Artistic Director, Greek National Opera
Vamvakou Revival Team: Haris Vasilakos, Anargiros Verdilos, Eleni Mami, Tasos Markos, Panagiotis Soulimiotis

The DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or the SNF DAILOGUES team. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.

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