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Kitchen Debates

Kitchen Debates


Alkisti Efthymiou, Sofia Dona, Maro Krouska


Sofia Dona, Alkisti Efthymiou, Maro Krouska

Sofia Dona is an artist and architect. In 2018 she was awarded with the City of Munich Prize for Architecture and in 2015 with the Fulbright scholarship for Greek Artists. She has exhibited in places such as the Kunstpavillon of the Tiroler Künstler*schaft in Innsbruck (2019), the IMAC in Tijuana (2019), and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (2013). She has co-curated the queer film festival Aphrodite* as part of the Athens Festival in 2018 and 2019. Since September 2019 she is teaching at the department of Department of Culture, Creative Media and Industries of the University of Thessaly.

Alkisti Efthymiou is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Social Anthropology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, Greece). Closely engaging with works of feminist/queer film, her thesis focuses on the cultural politics of intimacy and the critical state of love under late capitalism. Her research interests revolve around the intersections of gender, sexuality, art, and affect. Her most recent publications include papers in the academic journals feministiqá, Identities, and Journal for Greek Media and Culture. Her research work is supported by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) under the HFRI PhD Fellowship grant (Fellowship Number: 217).

Maro Krouska is an architect, graduate of the Department of Architecture of the University of Patras. Her research focuses on the relationship between space and the construction of subjectivities, with Greek cinema as research field and Athens as a frame of reference. Her thesis centers around the setup and organization of a series of open-air exhibitions about contemporary cinema. Her research interests also include the representation and meaning of space, and the urban transformations.