The pavilion aims to reconstruct a variety of mass culture elements from the 80s such as: dietary habits, lifestyle products, dining venues, teenage as well as adult entertainment, concert events, sports, the sexualization of the female and male body, etc. Emphasis is also placed on the emergence of a broad middle class strata which acted as an agent of modern consumption, in a historical juncture during which local and international lifestyles converge and become a social demand. These significant trends will be showcased through exhibits, collected by the exhibition community members, as well as audiovisual and printed material (e.g. TV ads, specialist magazines, etc.). In the outer area visitors will find two containers. One will be filled with children’s toys from 80s and the second, which signifies the third re-enactive part of the exhibition, will contain elements derived from the world of youth and adults alike: an arcade with popular games of the time, all at the visitors’ disposal!
Research Assistants: Evangelia Arvanitidou, Kassandra Konidari, Ntinos Karapanagiotis, Andreas Siafakas
Foivos Delivorias is a singer and songwriter. He has released 7 personal albums and one commemorative anniversary collection of singles. His most recent record, titled “Kallithea” was published by Inner Ear Records in 2015. He has collaborated with numerous prominent artists such as Dionysis Savvopoulos, Arletta, Pavlos Pavlidis, Argiris Bakirtzis and more.
Vasilis Vamvakas is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Communication at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Communication and Media. He is the co-editor of «Greece in the 80s. Social, political and cultural dictionary» (To Perasma, 2010, Epikentro 2014).
PanayisPanagiotopoulos is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Economics and Political Sciences, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration. He is the co-editor of «Greece in the 80s. Social, political and cultural dictionary» (To Perasma, 2010, Epikentro 2014).