Three days of collective work.
An open event, the 3day Young Makers Gathering (28 – 30 May 2021) will inaugurate 'Under the Landscape' on the last weekend of May 2021, having the Municipal School of Therasia in Manolas settlement at its epicenter.
During these three days, Boulouki alongside its interdisciplinary network of associates, as well as the teachers and students of Therasia, will go ahead with the cleaning and marking of the pathway that connects the central settlement of Manolas with the almost abandoned settlement of Agrilia. The main routes of the deserted village, which are now blocked by the lush vegetation, will be accessible again inviting Agrilia's further exploration and reclamation.
It is worth mentioning that, Therasia’s youth will have the opportunity to interact with selected undergraduate students and instructors of the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), who will visit the island to be a part of 'Under the Landscape'. Through this synergy, the purpose is to unveil the specific aspects of the place and the local craftsmanship that remain, usually, undiscovered by the scientific view. Based on the unique local materials and through the creation of original artworks during the 12-day workshop, ASFA students will be challenged to draw their own artistic paths and attempt their own interpretation of the landscape .
From a broader perspective, the Young Makers Gathering will provide a unique occasion for the many, diverse associates of 'Under the Landscape' to meet with the local community, and set the first step towards the multidimensional research on Agrilia; having its architectural heritage and traditional building techniques as a starting point. At the same time, Boulouki will present its previous work and implemented projects in other areas of Greece and discuss thoroughly with residents and authorities of Therasia, to shape a common base around the prospects and challenges of the island and the forthcoming events of 'Under the Landscape'.
The abandoned settlement of Agrilia. Photograph: M. Chassioti