athensinapoem.com

“Athens in a Poem” is a platform for the collection of material on Urban Poetics.  It was created in May 2014 by poet and scholar Konstantina Georganta and architect Kanelia Koutsandrea, both of them independent researchers of the narrative of the city. The website focuses on the Athenian urban experience with a presentation and examination of poems, photographs, the relationship of words with space and short prosaic texts on what makes and breaks memory in the city.

Urban Poetics includes poems and other material related to the urban experience in Greece (with Athens as the epicentre). Whenever possible, the material will be published in both Greek and English.

Urban Frames is a section looking at urban stories narrated around the history of buildings with a focus on their interplay with memory and lethe.

Poetic Reality is a section with articles about poetic texts (mostly) and their impact on today’s world.

Poetry captured includes lines of poetry as photographed around the walls of cities alongside a discussion of the dynamics that this creates in our everyday lives.

Athens Photos includes photos from all over the city, old and new ones, as well as art depicting the city.

Videos includes a selection of videos on the making and breaking of memory in Athens.