In the Absence of Care: Building Solidarity in Athens
Essay published in the Avery Review — Critical Essays on Architecture, Issue 54, October 2021.
This essay traces the “archive of resistance” assembled by solidarity heath care initiatives in Athens. During the years of financial crisis, the spaces of solidarity clinics and pharmacies, develop as counter-archives—records of possibility—which contain the tools to contest the architectures of abandonment by the state by providing healthcare services to the most marginalized groups in Greece. The essays in Issue 54 of the Avery Review limn both what is at stake and what is possible in (opposing) anti-abortion, (supporting) anti-austerity, and (registering) anti-imperial struggles over the infrastructures of daily life.
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