DIALOGUES: Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki: History, Art, Politics, Culture, People. On Wednesday, September 25, the SNF DIALOGUES travelled to Thessaloniki, exploring its characterization as the “new Berlin,” looking toward its future, and examining the coexistence of old and new there.

Guest speakers opened a discussion about the multiple faces of a city that has been, and continues to be, a cultural and historical reference point, not only for Greece, but also for the wider region and Europe.

Speakers included:

Orestis Andreadakis, Director of Thessaloniki Film Festival
Ieroklis Michaelides, Actor
Yiannis Boutaris, President of the Holocaust Museum of Greece
Georgia Tsiamanta, Project Manager OK!Thess

In addition, Mark Mazower, Professor of History, Columbia University, Journalist and Writer, Giorgos Nikolaou, Co founder Startup "SoulScan" Sofia Sarri, Co founder Startup "Shifting Our City" and Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Professor for Child Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics,1st Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki also contributed to the discussion.

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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