TRiKiKLO

New ideas, art and sounds are taking over the streets of Athens​

Victoria Square Project presents TRiKiKLO during a three-day program on 18, 19, 20 March 2022. The streets of Athens, Protomagia square and Fokionos Negri are filled with workshops, African drums and music for all. 

The tricycle, in Greek τρίκυκλο - read trikiklo, is a common vehicle of the Athenian centre, inextricably connected with the people using it, the contemporary flaneurs. The vehicle makes a comeback as TRiKiKLO and hits the Athenian streets carrying workshops, sounds and surprises, it stops on several squares and pedestrian streets, where it creates ephemeral meeting and communication spots. VSP's new project invites us to redefine our relation with the public space and art in contemporary Athens. 

TRiKiKLO stands out by carrying the art installation of Collectif MASI (Madlen Anipsitaki and Simon Riedler) inspired by the history and special characteristics of the vehicle. It will pass from Victoria square, Agios Panteleimonas square, Pedion tou Areos park, while it will make a pit stop on Protomagia square and several spots on Fokionos Negri street.

Read the program, fill out the form to participate in the workshops and join us around the city! 

Το project is supported by Athens Culture Net of the Municipality of Athens and is funded by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.
 

PROGRAM

Friday, 18 March 2022
Find the TRiKiKLO in the city!

 

Saturday, 19 March 2022
15:00-17:00    Meet me in the square? | Art workshops for kids 6-12
The much anticipated participatory workshop by Victoria Square Project, revisits one of most loved squares with new treasure hunts and crafts. We will learn more about the square, its history and secrets, and we will design our own! 

17:00 - 18:00    Benches | Open workshop-performance
The Spring Benches with Kokkinolemis welcome us with a activity in which the kids “recreate” the ephemeral benches of Protomagia square. The kids will bring back to life the missing benches only for a day. 

17:30 - 18:30     African drums with Anasa Cultural Center
The students of the African percussion department of the ANASA African Center for African Arts and Culture will accompany the event with rhythms from West Africa with Djembe and Dundun drums representing the vibe at Victoria square project the celebration. The cultural center studies over a decade the rhythms of West African shares the healing properties of this highly community-based musical instrument that has the potential to bring people closer together.

Sunday, 20 March 2022
11:00 - 12:30     Meeting at Kiosk Library of Fokionos Negri & open workshop with Beytna Hub
First meeting point is the Kiosk Library, where we play with a free, lending, exchanging library with a radio station, stories and library science in collaboration with Skasiarchio. In the meanwhile, join Baytna Hub and Athens Comics Library in creating flower crowns and colourful bouquets to welcome the first day of Spring.  


13:00 - 14:00     “Superheroes' journey” | Workshop for young people ages 12-17  with Athens Comics Library @ Kypseli Municipal Market
The Athens Comics Library embarks on a journey alongside all the known superheroes. To find what is truly their power, what makes them heroes, and the inner strength that each and every one of us has inside. And then we will become creators! After we learn the secrets of comics, we will create stories together and present them in an impromptu, outdoor exhibition.

14:00 - 15:30    Make Some Noiz x TRiKiKLO
Make Some Noiz band will fill Fokionos Negri with balkan rhythms. The band alongside TRiKiKLO will start from Kypseli Municipal Market and will take us all the way to the amphitheatre at Fokionos Negri.  


The workshops are free for all. Book your seat by filling out the form or join us directly on the workshop locations. 

COLLABORATORS
Anasa Cultural Center:
The Cultural Center of African Art and Cultures ANASA is a Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization working for the elimination of racism, exclusion and discrimination, the promotion of multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue among peoples, and the empowerment and inclusion, through art and culture, of young people of African origin who were either born in Greece or came as migrants or refugees. The word “anasa” in swahili means “joy of life”, and the Cultural Center ANASA offers this joy of life by promoting African arts (music, dance, song, literature, narration, theater, painting and gastronomy), and by implementing pedagogical programs and solidarity actions. The Cultural Center ANASA began its operation in 2010 and acquired legal form as a Non-Profit Organization in 2012 based in Athens, Greece.


Athens Cοmics Library: Athens Comics Library is a place of inspiration and learning around a collection that reaches 2,500 comic books. It hosts Baytna Hub (which in Arabic means "home") for early childhood development support for refugee and migrant children and their carers, through creativity and play.

KIOSK LIBRARY: What is public space? Does a book and a child have a place in the public space?
Can a kiosk answer these questions? Can a kiosk become a lending library? We are an initiative of parents, children, educators and residents of Kypseli, with the aim of reviving a closed kiosk in our neighborhood. We want the kiosk: To become a children’s lending library, a children’s newspaper distribution point, children’s radio, puppetry and other activities. At the Kiosk Library you will also find the children’s radio “Ta Thrania Tis Anoixis” KIOSK LIBRARY - WILL THE KIOSK BECOME A LENDING LIBRARY?

Make Some Noiz: A musical project for kids 12-16 years old in the center of Athens.The project’s vision is to train the trainer. This method is so effective among kids. Makes learning faster, immediate and effective, while enhancing their teaching, transmission and communication skills. Effectively, throughout this method values such as solidarity, collegiality and friendship are fostered. This way, a context is provided where they feel totally free. A condition that allows them to express freely, self-organize their band and, above all, enjoy music, enjoy each other's company and enjoy playing. Because music is a game!

Skasiarchio: Skasiarchio is a team of educators and intellectuals working in primary, secondary and higher Greek public institutions aiming to exchange opinions and alternative ideas to approach public education. 

CONTRIBUTORS

Idea & Design: Marina Naki
Production Coordination: Dorothea Kritikou
Education Programs Coordination: Marina Naki, Dafni Crema
Communication and Development Coordination: Ioanna Ntali
Administration Support: Iro Ziozia
VSP Director: Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou 

Graphic Design: ArtWorks Graphics
Videographer: LDSPRO
Photographer: Alexandra Masmanidi