INTERVIEWS

Hypnos Project. A User's Guide

Beetroot in conversation with Hypnos Project exhibition curators, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis and Theophilos Tramboulis What happens to the body during sleep? How do we spend one third of our lives? During sleep our most secret and repressed self emerges. At the same time, our body becomes vulnerable. The Hypnos Project is…

All quiet on the Eastern Front?

LeftEast, the East European Left platform for analyses and struggles beyond national borders   Interview with Rossen Djagalov, Mariya Ivancheva, Mary Taylor, on behalf of the LeftEast collective     When  did  you start LeftEast? What were your main aims?  LeftEast is an international platform for informed analyses where we…

AthensLive: New, independent and crowdfunded

AthensLive is a new and ambitious initiative in Greek media. It is a collaboration between Greek and international journalists, including the visual journalists of FOSPHOTOS, offering an alternative to a corporate-owned and bound to established political interests Greek press. AthensLive provides English-language reporting, analysis, and commentary on the situation from Athens and…

Next stop: Utopia

A documentary on occupied BIOME factory    Interview of Apostolos Karakasis       “The objective was to observe in detail the epic story of certain individuals crashed by the crisis, along with all the contradictions and tragicomic aspects of the reality”   “The movie outlines the portrait of a…

Greece, Europe's austerity laboratory

Noëlle Burgi is a political scientist and sociologist, a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), currently working at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et de sSience Politique (CESSP) of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research focuses on the transformation of the state in Europe, neoliberal…

The Greek media, the oligarchs and the new Media Law

Ιnterview of  George Pleios to Nikolas Nenedakis and Magdalini Varoucha Despite reactions from the main opposition parties, the Greek government is expected to deposit its long-awaited draft legislation for the new broadcasting license tenders with the aim of launching the channel licensing competition, after three consecutive unsuccessful meetings of the Conference…

H. Cabot: Immigrants and refugess in Greece. Beyond stereotypes

"I believe in the power of the everyday in shaping a lived experience of citizenship and belonging" Interview of Heath Cabot  to Despina Biri Heath Cabot  is professor of anthropology at the College of the Atlantic, and a visiting researcher at Panteion University for Social and Political Sciences. She is…

Dimitris Christopoulos: “Citizenship is an issue of democracy”

Interview with Dimitris Christopoulos   The new law on citizenship, which gives  citizenship  to the second generation kids of immigrants will be discussed and voted in the Greek Parliament on Wendsday 24 of June 2015.  We are publishing an interview with Professor Dimitris Christopoulos, counselor of the Ministry of Immigration…

Fighting Golden Dawn

The Greek left has a historic opportunity to marginalize fascists and address the needs of migrants.   Ιnterview of Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos to Catarina Principe and George Souvlis for Jacobin   While the neo-fascist and post-fascist far right is gaining momentum all over Europe, in Greece, the ongoing trial against Golden…

É. Balibar: The relations Greece and Europe need

Interview of Étienne Balibar to GrèceHebdo    Étienne Balibar was in Athens recently for an Institut Français workshop titled “From populism to counter-populism: history and strategy”. Before the meeting, he gave an exclusive interview to GrèceHebdo. E. Balibar was interviewed by Kostas Mavroeidis and Magdalini Varoucha.  In mid-2012 you proclaimed that…