August 2013, Athens, World Congress of Philosophy, 4social_stigma1
August 2018 , Beijing
creating like that a new bridge between these ancient cities
please be in touch if you feel that we can build bridges
Which is the relationship between the power of Academia and the power of Art?
The above question, along with other 12 questions, was addressed to 500 people who attended to the 23rd world congress of Philosophy in Athens.
It was an act that aimed to open a dialogue among the philosophers of 2013 and the Athenians. The questions were gathered through social media.
Context of the addressed questions below.
Out of 500 questionnaires, I received none answer, even though it was an open call for people to answer on their own time through email.
One reason could be that most questions were written in Greek. On the other hand, there were three questions in English. Adding to that, at least 1/5 of the people who received the questionnaires were Greek. I addressed the questions exactly as I received them, in an effort to bring to the surface the various text-speaks Athenians use when they type on social media. The way they communicate.
Another explanation could be that, the philosophers of 2013 were not interested or they did not have time to answer to any of the questions.
My personal belief is that solutions and new ideas could and should be the result of experimental open dialogues within the society.
The project has the potential to continue in the next world congress of Philosophy, which takes place in Beijing, China in 2018.
Social Stigma. Ein for SOCRATES and his citizens.
Academia & Art are having an affair.
Athenians carry pregnant social media questions.
Philosopher of 2013: We invite you to answer to one (or to more). On your own time. In a way you find appropriate. Thank you.
More information regarding this project:
1. via sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. via its facebook page: 4elements1
Thank you in advance for your time and insights. Your answers will be distributed back to the citizens in order to create “Eros” relevance between you and the Athenians. Adding to that, they might channel aspects of Philosophy’s practical Wisdom. We will be happy to inform you on the final results of this effort via email.
All questions appear as they were received from the Athenians. Each question starts with a bold word. It is a mixture of text speaks Athenians use when they type on social media. As a result, many - but not all - of the questions might look “all Greek to you”. Please accept our apologies for that.
Which is the relationship between the power of Art and the power of Academia?
Γιατί όλη η κουβέντα και τα νοητικά γαργαλήματα αφού σε ατομικό επίπεδο η ύπαρξη τελειώνει σε σύντομο χρονικό διάστημα ;
An eixame basistei sthn filosofia toy parelthontos, xoris thn emfanish toy xristianismou, pou tha eixame ftasei shmera!?
Θα με ενδιέφερε η άποψης του για τα social media!
Θεωρείτε απαραίτητη μια επάνασταση μέσα σε αυτόν τον αιώνα;¨Η έχετε να προτείνετε άλλους τρόπους επαναδημιουργίας της σαθρής ατομικής και ομαδικής ανθρώπινης ύπαρξης;
Ποιος την ζωή μας κυβερνά????
Τι ειναι γι αυτον το σωμα.
se ti na pisteuw kai se ti oxi?
''What keeps u awake at night''?? Good luck babe!
Off the top of my head, "τι δουλειά κάνει ο καλύτερος σου φίλος;"
Πόσοι άγγελοι χωράνε στο κεφάλι μιας καρφίτσας?
Is philosophy really helpful as a practice or is it necessary for it to be combined with action in order to fulfil it's purpose?
ΠΩΣ Η ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΝΑ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΕΙ ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΑ ΤΗΣ ΖΩΗ ΕΝΟΣ ΛΑΟΥ ΣΕ ΚΡΙΣΗ?