Becoming the City

Becoming the City presents our work as active citizens in Athens. It showcases perspectives from members of our team, speaking as individuals and as one, across and through multiple languages. The piece centres on citizenship, activism, art, and the political voice: how we use diversity to create the city, find shared histories and connected cultures, use art to assert presence and belonging, and work to become Athenians. Our narratives stretch across geographies and borders. From this emerge rebellious methodologies that develop new forms of citizenship.

Video by SGYF, directed by Joe O’Connor

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Wael Habbal, Hnd Alzayat, Kareem Kabbani, Christina Magiaki, Elias Fachides, Ayman AlQalaa, Tom Western, Taghreed Abouassaf, Samer Tagi, Ataa Brimo, Ammar Abouassaf

The City Talks Back

This is our first contribution for The City Talks Back – a collaborative project initiated by Theatrum Mundi in partnership with Onassis Stegi in Athens. See all the contributions to the project at

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