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Distant, but not Gone

Like most everywhere else, Vessel is currently closed due to the coronavirus.

As a space dedicated to the local and the communal, it's hard to continue our work under the present conditions. We don't want to add to the busyness and stress of everyday life right now by trying to squeeze our program...

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Week 017: Solarpunk Futures

This week we welcomed architecture students from the University of Patras for the first of three seminars on developing more hopeful futures for Athens and the region, using the nascent science fiction genre of Solarpunk as inspiration and framework. I hope to share some more outcomes after we're done, but in the meantime, some links to some of our our reference materials are included below.

Solarpunk Workshop

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What We Can Learn To Do

Technology is the active human interface with the material world.

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Empty Vessel

We had a commercial shoot in the space as part of our fundraising efforts, so cleared everything out, and the opportunity to start afresh. Here's what our space looks like, for now, but not for long.

Empty Vessel

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To start the education programme at Vessel, we're going to run a series of short (half-day / evening) workshops over the next couple of months, led by artists and practitioners. The workshops will combine practical work with discussions and readings, or a presentation, or a screening.

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Everything Changes

“Despair is the state we fall into when our imagination fails. When we have no stories that describe the present and the guide the future, hope evaporates. Without a new story, a story that is positive and propositional rather than reactive and oppositional, nothing changes. With such a story, every...

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Installed solar panel on balcony. Currently writing this blog post on a screen and laptop powered off grid.

Solar Battery Setup

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2020

“The only way to come to grips, to come into the presence of it – say the important mystics that shaped my little 13-year-old screwed up mind – the only way to come into the presence of it is to constantly keep doing positive things. You have to keep trying to make an experiment work, you have t...

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Week 003

Vessel is a place for building better futures.

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Week Zero

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