Citrus trees can be found abundantly in Nikea. Their fruits are usually bitter and cannot be eaten. Similarly, Nikea also carries bitter memories of events that have happened here, in the past. These events relate to the tragic event of the Executions of Kokkinia in 1944, the impunity of those responsible for it and their subsequent collective oblivion; as well as more recent violent events by assault battalions formed in our neighbourhood. These bitter events were a call to create something brighter and more optimistic through collective solidarity and creative co-existence as residents, as well as the cultivation of a reacquired collective and individual memory.