Find Us: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Contact Us: Athens@SharedStudios.com
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About the Athens_Portal

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The Athens_Portal will be live from June 17 - 24, 2018, as part of the Summer Nostos Festival. This annual celebration is for all of Athens — every resident and visitor. The Summer Nostos Festival encapsulates the idea of “nostos” (homecoming), the inexhaustible desire to return to all things familiar; familiar emotions and places, which have helped shape us and make us nostalgic.

Every summer, during the days of the Summer Nostos Festival, the SNF opens the doors of your home to music, games, performances, sports events, an international conference on philanthropy, and many other events. The Summer Nostos Festival is an open and welcoming festival, with programming that encourages the peaceful coexistence of all people, welcoming everyone, both individually and collectively. Learn more at the Festival's website. 


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The Athens_Portal is made possible by the Summer Nostos Festival and The Agora Institute. The Agora Institute is a joint collaboration of Johns Hopkins and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Institute harnesses cutting-edge research to identify, design, and test new mechanisms for strengthening civic engagement and inclusive dialogue worldwide. The Institute draws its namesake from the ancient Athenian agora, a central space in the city that was a place of open conversation and debate for all citizens. Learn more at the Institute's website. 


More On Portals

Portals are gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology. When you enter a Portal, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room. Since launching, Portals have expanded to 35 sites around the world and have connected more than 150,000 people in conversation, collaboration, and play. Tens of thousands more have taken part in global classes, performances, concerts, and celebrations.

Portals are set up at diverse locations including museums, universities, technology hubs, refugee camps, and arts centers. They are staffed by Portal_Curators who form a trusted, global community of people who lead local outreach, provide live language interpretation, as well as program dialogues, classes, and events. Each Portal in the network connects to every other.


Visit the Athens_Portals

The Portal will be open at the times below from June 17 - 24. We encourage visitors to walk in during our open hours. If you would like to receive email updates on the Athens_Portal, please join our mailing list below. The Portal is located at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Contact us at Athens@SharedStudios.com.

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Schedule

Thursday, June 21
Does democracy work?

Colorado Springs, USA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Milwaukee, USA
9:30 PM - Midnight

Friday, June 22
Do you feel safe?

Nairobi, Kenya
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Milwaukee, USA
9:30 PM - Midnight

Saturday, June 23
Is your society fair?

Brooklyn, USA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Herat, Afghanistan
9:30 PM - Midnight

Sunday, June 24
What does it mean to be a citizen of your nation?

Kigali, Rwanda
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
9:30 PM - Midnight

Sunday, June 17
What song moves you most deeply?

Colorado Springs, USA
7:00 PM - 9:00PM

Milwaukee, USA
9:30 PM - Midnight

Monday, June 18
How would you describe dinner conversation with your family

Brooklyn, USA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mexico City, Mexico
9:30 PM - Midnight

Tuesday, June 19
How do you persuade people who disagree with you?

Berlin, Germany
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kigali, Rwanda
9:30 PM - Midnight

Wednesday, June 20
Do you trust your country's major institutions?

Nairobi, Kenya
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Baltimore, USA
9:30 PM - Midnight