FROM ASIA MINOR TO THESSALONIKI. A CITY'S REBIRTH
Organizer: THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL - PARALLAXI - THESSALONIKI ALLIOS
Destroyed due to the fire of 1917, Thessaloniki was the city that welcomed a huge number of refugees from Asia Minor, after 1922 and the compulsory exchange of populations. After the first temporary settlement, the rehabilitation of the refugees followed until World War II, and post-war. Thus, they were gradually integrated into the social and economic life of the city and, in fact, contributed to its rebirth and the formation of the modern metropolis.
The exhibition aims to approach this fact through 3 topic sections:
The places of origin. The history and culture of lost homelands
The temporary settlement. The time of the refugees’ arrival in the destroyed city
The permanent settlement. The city’s rebirth
Athina Vitopoulou, Maria Dousi, Sofoklis Kotsopoulos, Michalis Nomikos, Erifili Chontolidou
Professors at the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Collaborates: Dimosthenis Sakkos, PhD candidate, School of Architecture |AUTh, Smaro Katsaggelou, Architect AUTh, Thalia-Pelagini Kalfa, Sofia Mermigka Aggeli, Konstantinos Tsintsis, Maria Sofotasiou, students of the AUTh School of Architecture, Ioannis Aggelos Mpelis, student of the AUTh School of Spatial Planning and Development.
Co-organization: Municipality of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture of the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki History Centre
With the collaboration of Heinrich Böll Stiftung Institute and the Cultural Center of the Prefecture of Central Macedonia.