«YPO KATASKEVI» (direct translation: under construction) is a framework of cultural and educational actions, that took place from May 28th to June 17th 2012 in Athens, in the premises a listed Tannery dating from the beginnings of the 20th century. The actions included site specific Installation Art production, a photography exhibition, short-film screenings, art workshops (photography, video-art, interactive fashion design), lectures, round tables and music events.
The project aimed at turning the old tannery -located in an underdeveloped area of the Greek capital- into a vibrant pole of attraction for the public of the city for as long as the activities lasted. In a broader perspective, the project’s intention was to capture the contemporary Greek cultural identity that is currently being formed through a dynamic process of exchange of ideas between academics, scientists / professionals, artists and audiences.
The actions were addressed to a wide target audience characterized by the disposition to exchange views and to participate in the shaping of current reality, thus transfroming the old Tannery in to a living cultural factory for as long as the project lasted.