Citrus Memory

Citrus trees are found abundantly in Nikaia. Their fruit is usually bitter and cannot be eaten. Similarly, Nikaia also carries bitter memories of events that have happened here in the past. These 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 are 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.

The action is part of the research project Places of Togetherness