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Art Pluriverse II Community Science Series on Intangible & Natural Heritage in the Balkans

Iatrosophia. On Folk Medicine and Phytogeography

Artist-Community Synergy

Nikos Voyiatzis, Antigoni Cheilari & Cultural Association Pera Melana

In the Artist-Community Synergies, artists cooperate with communities who are holders of local knowledge and safeguard intangible heritage practices in the Balkans, co-documenting the┬ácommunity’s knowledge, biocultural memory and history through contemporary art practices.

Nikos Voyiatzis and Antigoni Cheilari is the selected artist duo of the Art Pluriverse II, cooperating with the community Cultural Association Pera Melana, setting their course of action and working together for 4 weeks. The outcome of the synergy is a research-based artistic documentation of the community through several art notes, records and various creative processes.

Antigoni Cheilari is a pharmacist and holds a PhD in Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, […]

Our community exists unofficially since 1970 and officially since 1980. The activities of our community range from preservation and dissemination of local traditions from dance, to tsakonian dialect to textiles. We are also responsible for the curation and presentation of […]

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