Collective Research & Meeting, Athens 2014

Athens, 27June – 1 July 2014

27th June, Friday – Embros theatre, Opening Event

19:00: Piraeus in a Logistical World: Infrastructure, Labour & Struggles


Logistical Worlds: Brett Neilson and Ned Rossiter

Piraeus research: Pavlos Hatzopoulos and Dimitris Parsanoglou

Calcutta research: Ranabir Samaddar

Valparaíso research: Hernán Cuevas

Video on Piraeus research: produced by Ilias Marmaras, Anna Lascari, Carolin Phillip


28th June, Saturday – Embros theatre (upstairs room)

10:00-10:15: Introductions by all

10:15-11:15: Research program in Piraeus: Pavlos Hatzopoulos

11:15-13:15: 1st Session – Labour regimes in Piraeus port

Dimitris Parsanoglou

Dimitris Batsioulis and Nikos Markakis (fired PCT employees in Piraeus)

Giorgos Gogos (Dockworker union – OLP)

13:15-14:30: Lunch 1

14:30-16:00: 2nd Session – Scrap and Metal Industry

Carolin Philip

Giorgos Karapelis (filmmaker – Raw Material)

16:00 – 17:30: 3rd Session – Infrastructure and Struggles

Reggina Zervou (Researcher/Activist)

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Crisis-scape project)

17:30-18:30: Anna Lascari – The Ikonion-Thriassion rail link


29thJune, Sunday

The whole day: Rest day


30thJune, Monday: Site visits – Following the Ikonion-Thriassion railline

10:00: Start from Hotel. Stops at:

Perama: Coffee at the local café.

Thriassion: Discussion with JP Avax engineers involved in the construction of the freight centre

Aspropyrgos: Discussion with local teacher and civil engineer

14:00-15:30 Lunch (Kritikos)

16:00-17:30 Newly-builts

Coffee at the local café and presentation by Ilias Marmaras


1stJuly, Tuesday – Centre for Gender Studies, Panteion

10:00-11:30: 3rd Session – Infrastructures and Corridors

Giorgio Grappi

Nelli Kambouri

11:30-13:30: Discussion of project development and publishing – Brett Neilson and Ned Rossiter

13:30-15:00: Lunch

15:00-17:00 Prototype of game and closing – Ned Rossiter and Brett Neilson


Venue Locations

Empros Theatre, Riga Palamidou 2, Athens


How to get there:

On the Metro:

Monastiraki metro station. Get out from the Athinas street exit. Take Miaouli street and walk straight up to Psirri square. Make a left on Agion Anargyron street and walk straight up to the junction with Katsikogianni street. Take a right turn and walk for another 50 meters to arrive at the theatre.

Centre for Gender Studies, Panteion University, 136 Syggrou Ave, Athens


How to get there:

By bus or trolley-bus:

Take buses 040, 106, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 550, Α2, Β2, Ε22, Ε90 from Syntagma square and get off at ‘Panteion’ stop.

On the Metro:

Take the ‘red line’ (Line 2: Anthoupoli – Elliniko | red line) and get off at ‘Syngrou-Fix’. Follow the signs to ‘Exit to Syngrou/Drakou’ and you will emerge on Syngrou Avenue. From there, you can either take a bus or trolley-bus from the stop in front of the Metro escalators on Syngrou Avenue and get off four stops later at ‘Panteion’. If you are not in a hurry, it is a 12-minute walk down Syngrou Avenue to Panteion University.