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Saturday, August 31 • 15:30 - 17:00
Cartooning against Racism – Politisches Zeichnen gegen Rassismus (English)

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Cartooning is a popular form of artistic expression with a multitude of applications in a number of areas. In this workshop, those who love the Art of Cartooning but have never had the opportunity to explore its secrets. Using pencils and a lot of imagination, we will learn fun techniques for creating political caricature and more!
                   
«The campaign “X them out! A Black Map of Athens” is designed to pinpoint and highlight the unseen criminality related to racist attacks in the public space. The Golden Dawn trial has brought to light dozens of racist crimes, mostly against migrants and refugees. However, the full extent of its criminal, racist activity is not adequately known. With this campaign, we attempt to establish a topography of racist violence. We seek to make its dark dimensions and its deadly nature more familiar to the general public. To this end, we want to create, with the valuable support of 25 visual artists, an antiracist map of our city. Racist violence is invisible only when we do not wish to see it, when we avoid confronting it. This year, 2019, is the crucial, final year of the most important and biggest trials of our time. We have tried to visualise just a small part of this “topography of violence” that has its origins in Golden Dawn and fascism, in order to contribute to acquainting the general public with their crimes and in punishing their murderous activity.

More information: https://valtousx.gr/en/

Speakers
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John Antono

Kampagne “X them out! A Black Map of Athens”
John Antono was born in 1985 in Athens. He is a cartoonist and comics artist. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Archaeology and a Master in Political Science and History. He creates political cartoons and comics series for Greek newspapers and website. During the... Read More →
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Valia Tsirigoti

Kampagne “X them out! A Black Map of Athens”
Valia Tsirigoti was born in 1986 in Limassol of Cyprus and grew up in Athens, where she is currently working. She is a Psychosocial Specialist in Culture and Emotional Education through Art and a Mental Health counselor with an emphasis on social reintegration and gender issues. She... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 15:30 - 17:00
10 | Open Society Foundations Pavillon

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