At our “Bloom Again” Academy, some twenty young Mediterranean artists and their teachers joined the N.A! Fund team in Elefsina from 22nd to 27th May. The goal was to solidly anchor culture within the city through friendly interaction and shared experiences with local residents.
Elefsina has been named European Capital of Culture for 2021. Many were surprised by the choice of this industrial city west of Athens. While its ancient glory is undeniable, unfettered industrial development has transformed Elefsina’s landscape and today, its Greek statues stand against a backdrop of abandoned factories and chimneys.