Goethe Institutes in the Mediterranean have joined forces to develop a series of digital maps on water as a valuable natural resource in the Mediterranean region. In this context, artists and creatives in collaboration with scientists were commissioned to design interactive maps through which a polyphonic collection of new perspectives and narrativesabout our relationship with the element of water emerges.
For the digital map on Greece, the local partners of the project - the collaborative-interdisciplinary design team Commonspace in Athens and the project team of geographer-biologist Stamatis Zogaris - focus on the city of Athens. Their research around urban space and the biodiversity of the city's scarce water elements come together at the Goethe-Institut Athens to create an installation that gives the capital's public access to a so-far "unseen" map of water.
Designed by Athenian architect Eleni Spyridakis, the interactive map of Athens "comes to life" in the space of the Goethe-Institut Athen, where it is hosted. Furthermore, a reading corner in the institute is dedicated to the library's titles on water as a natural resource.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday 19 January, 19:00 - 20:00, at the Goethe-Institut Athen.