What happens when Cavafy enters the means of mass transport / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

What happens when Cavafy enters the means of mass transport

Cycle C.P. Cavafy

4 November 2013
Main Stage
Free admission
What happens when lines from poems are put out there using the omnibus of mass communication platforms? How does poetry relate to everyday life? What sort of perils does Cavafy face when… he takes the Metro? How ready are we to treat poetic texts as a domain for dialogue and re-creation?

Academics, researchers, art critics and journalists will be coming together on the Main Stage of the OCC to discuss Cavafy on public transport on Monday 4 November 2013.

Taking their cue from the recent Cavafy Archive media campaign on Athens’ buses, trams and underground, the panelists will be discussing the place art might hold in our everyday lives, the ways in which poetry can raise issues relating to cultural heritage and its management, the aesthetic of the fragment, and the political dimension of popular and Pop culture.

The participants will try to draw conclusions from the campaign’s public juxtapositions of poetry and life and explore the range of ways in which C.P. Cavafy’s work is read and received today.


Academic Advisor: Anastasios-Ioannis D. Metaxas
Designer of Ιnitiatives of the Archive: Afroditi Panagiotakou
Scholarly Advisor: Dimitris Papanikolaou
Project Manager: Theodoros Chiotis

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.

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Free admission


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Free admission


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4th Floor Foyer
Free admission


"Cavafy" series of lessons Cycle "C.P. Cavafy"

21 Jan 2014

19:00 Main Stage
Free admission


Daniel Mendelsohn in conversation with Dimitris Papanikolaou Cycle "C. P. Cavafy"

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19:00 Upper Stage
Free admission


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7 Nov 2013 - 7 Jan 2014

Free admission



Visual Dialogues 2013 C.P. Cavafy at the Plato’s Academy Leisure Park

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Cavafy Archive: Activities 2013-2014