Towards a Museum of the Commons**:
At the context of the collaborative project #ThisIsACo-op, Greek participation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition –La Βiennale di Venezia, S.O.M.A.(Scattered Open Museum of Attica) and Biennale Urbana discussed on the concept of museums as ‘Commons’ and how territorial participatory design practices help incorporate and reflect the dynamic of a region, form a dynamic local archive, propose new ways of management, promotion and distribution of cultural products, with the collaboration of the local community and architects, urban planners, archaeologists, political scientists, museum specialists, curators, artists, anthropologists.
The workshop was held in two parts: First was a Panel Discussion (Syneleusis) with Andrea Curtoni, Hariklia Hari, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, and Giulia Mazzorin at the Greek Pavilion, at the Giardini. The discussion was followed by a Visit (Symbiosis) to the abandoned Ospedale Al Mare – Lido, where is located the Teatro Marinoni. The Ospedale Al Mare is the base of the cultural activities of Biennale Urbana.
**Towards a Museum of the Commons was held on the 1rst day of “Peripherealities”, a series of workshops, discussions and performances that took place at the Greek Pavilion on 10-12 June 2016 at the context of the collaborative project #ThisIsACo-op. “Peripherealities” were coordinated by Angeliki Avgitidou, Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Maria Kassola and Hariklia Hari on behalf of the Association of Greek Architects SADAS-PEA.