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Floor Area Ratio
8- 12 December 2020
3 137 presents its 2020-2021 program: F.A.R. (Floor Area Ratio).
F.A.R. is an atlas of the city of Athens mapping the evolving economy, the housing market and the various communities living in the city. It's a storytelling action around the present and future of the city and unfolds in three successive independent episodes: A community radio along with an intervention in the outdoor area of 3 137, a series of actions and performances in public spaces of Athens, and finally a group exhibition next fall.
F.A.R. explores the ways in which Athens is inhabited. It stems from the need to understand the different types of transformations that have been taking place in Athens in the past recent years. Despite the economic recession of the last decade and the political instability in the wider Mediterranean region, the city has become a place to be. At the same time, over the last five years, we have seen the local art scene changing; the number of art spaces is growing and venues and initiatives of varying scale are developing.
On December 8th, the program begins with F.A.R. RADIO, a temporary web radio station, broadcasting via our website (www.3137.gr). At the same time, four interventions by Can Altay, Zoe Giambouldaki, Diohandi and Kostis Velonis will be installed outside 3 137, accessible 24/7. The interventions aim to comment on the use and design of public space and reflect on stories of cultural heritage and language.
Invited guests of F.A.R. RADIO are several art initiatives of the city, individuals with a research interest in housing and collective/individual property, as well as employees or owners of small businesses in Exarcheia neighborhood. The guests will develop a 50-minute show—featuring sounds, music and discussion—about their activity, their daily habits, and the city networks within which they engage.
Our aim is to examine how Athens is changing, focusing on the artistic community and its relations with the development of the city and the economy. If artists, consciously or not, are the first ones to occupy and get familiar with run-down locations and neighborhoods then it is intriguing to observe why they choose this city as their place of residence, how they conceive it and how they feel and think about it. The shows will be available online after the end of the project, functioning as an archive of the current time period.
This radio project is a follow-up to Babylon Radio, which was organized by 3 137 in 2014 and to Radio Rhodiola, commissioned by Alserkal Arts Foundation in Dubai in 2019.
F.A.R. Radio Player:
RADIO shows by:
Α-DASH, Aetopoulos Athens, Daphne Aidoni, Antonakis, Nikolas Arnis, The Athens Zine Bibliotheque, Bayard, Gordon Beeferman, Callirrhoë, Elena Chantzis, Klea Charitou, Maria Chatzopoulou, Co-Hab Athens, Communitism, Ilaria Conti, DELIVERART project, Vasilis Dimitrakas, DOLCE, Dora Economou, Eftichis Efthimiou, Emantes, Enterprise Projects, Florent Frizet, Aphrodite Gogoglou, Grace, Stavia Grimani, Haus N, Hydroexpress Project, Laure Jaffuel, Daphne Kalliga, Eleni Kamma, KEIV, Christos Kritikos, LEEFWERK, LULU, Michalis Markatselis, Marina Miliou-Theocharaki, Giorgos Mitsios, ΝΟΤUS studio, Ntizeza, Malvina Panagiotidi, Eleanna Papathanasiadi, Maro Paraskevoudi, Michalis Pavlidis, Perianth Hotel, P.E.T Projects, Phenomenon, Phoenix Athens, Caroline Pradal, Eleni Riga, Rodeo, Kleanthis Rousos, Sofia Sampani, Erica Scourti, Snehta Residency, Panagiotis Sotiris, Evi Sougkara, Hristiana Stamou, Kostas Stasinopoulos, State of Concept Athens, Mina Stone, Alexander Strecker, Sub Rosa Space, Katerina Tsellou, Tsev, Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza, The EIGHT, Typical Organization, Eva Vaslamatzi, Daphne Vitali, Eva Vlassopoulos, Weekend, Yellow Brick, Vasilis Zarifopoulos, Zoetrope Athens
Interventions outside 3 137 by:
Can Altay, Diohandi, Zoe Giabouldaki, Kostis Velonis
Visual Identity F.A.R.:
Documentation Photos and Video:
Photos of the interventions outside 3 137:
Project Management and Communication:
Web radio page development and technical support:
F.A.R., Floor Area Ratio is realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports (2020), Outset Contemporary Art Fund Greece and Mécène / Mycenae (members of 3 137).