Alpha to Omega of Our Athens Nostalgia: E is for Empty

You didn’t eat at Rasheed Araeen’s Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change in Kotzia Square. You did, however, visit it empty, the day after one of the meals, and wondered about what it would be like full of guests, eating and talking, ‘reflecting on possible scenarios for social change’. You were sure that it would have been nothing like the manufactured speeches of Plato’s Symposium, but at the same time, you heard from someone who had eaten there, that some kind of Alcibiades did burst in during their dinner. While you regret missing these meals, and being left with this empty scene, but you also knew that there will be other chances, other spaces, in the future. The question is: how can we fill them?

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