November 28, 2016
Architecture Nature Visual arts

How far can a re-appropriation of nature go? The picnic project takes in consideration the post-industrial era in the northwest lignite mining area of Ptolemaida, between Greece and Macedonia. Focusing on three main techniques, Greenhouse, Grafting (shaping arrangements of trees into uniform structures), and Outdoor living, Leonidas Papalampropoulos and Georgia Syriopoulou heal the previous traumatic experience of territory with memory, management, and romanticism – intended as the bearer of idealized feelings part of which are trauma and desire.

The picnic project
Program: Regeneration & re-use of former lignite quarry in West Macedonia
Architects: Leonidas Papalampropoulos, Georgia Syriopoulou
Year: 2016
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