The 7th Floor Atelier

Today is artist Chiara Mosciatti’s last day in Athens. She has spent 1 month working on an artistic project with children living at City Plaza. Room 715 on the 7th floor has been her ‘atelier’ for 4 weeks. 3 words to describe your experience at plaza: Intense, enriching, joyous What have you found to be … More The 7th Floor Atelier

The Colour Battle

This afternoon: Children’s Creative Paint fight at City Plaza. Chiara Scolastica Mosciatti is an artist from Italy based in Amsterdam. Today she ran a workshop with 15 children. “We called it the ‘colours battle’ today. We built shields with cardboard and used paintbrush as swords. We played music and the children fought with in rhythm. … More The Colour Battle

29/01/17

10 questions with: Amani Al Brzawe, Amani is at City Plaza with her 3 sons and husband. They also have a 10 year old daughter who is in Germany. From: Damascus, Syria At City Plaza since: 05/16 What does City Plaza mean to you? It’s a home. We are leaving in 2 weeks (Amani and … More 29/01/17

28/01/17

10 questions with: Malik Abdullah (20) / Shero Mohammed (29) From: Deir Ezzor, Syria / Damascus, Syria (Kurdish Syrian) At City Plaza since: 06.16 / 07.16 What does City Plaza mean to you? Malik: A safe place. The most important thing at City Plaza is that everyone has a safe place to live here. It’s … More 28/01/17

27/01/17

10 questions with: Rahin Salimi (23) From: Kapisa, Afghanistan At City Plaza since: 10/16 What does City Plaza mean to you? Freedom (thinks for a moment), solidarity and zero discrimination. We have freedom here. We are in the center of Athens, we can go into the city, go to shops when we want to. We … More 27/01/17

26/01/17

10 questions with: Rahimeh Noor Mohammidi (26), Mohammed Soltani (30), Rahimeh and Mohammed are at City Plaza with their son Arvin (1 year old) and Rahimeh is 2 months pregnant. From: Herat, Afghanistan At City Plaza since: 08/16 What does City Plaza mean to you? Mohammed: City Plaza is a home for us. Here we … More 26/01/17

25/01/17

10 questions with: This woman has asked to remain nameless for her safety. From: Damascus, Syria (Palestinian Syrian) At City Plaza since: 11/16 What does City Plaza mean to you? A safe place to live. I was living on the streets before. Here I have my own room, privacy and safety. Here I am safe. … More 25/01/17

24/01/17

10 questions with: Hamed Ganji (23) From: Iran (Afghan Iranian) At City Plaza since: 04/16 What does City Plaza mean to you? For me City Plaza is paradise. Here I don’t think ‘I’m from Afghanistan, you’re from England’, I just think ‘we’re family’. This building is all of our home. 3 words to describe the … More 24/01/17

23/01/17

10 questions with: Mohammed Hossin (18) From: Aleppo, Syria (Kurdish Syrian) At City Plaza since: 18/08/16 What does City Plaza mean to you? Family. I felt very alone after I left my family in Aleppo. When I came to City Plaza it was the first time I felt love from many people around me. I … More 23/01/17

22/01/17

10 questions with: Alia Kahuda Myold (49), Frlan Kathuda Myold (47), sisters From: Aleppo, Syria At City Plaza since: Alia arrived in August 2016 and Frlan joined her in October What does City Plaza mean to you? Frlan: City Plaza is my second home. Here I feel like I’m not a refugee, I feel like … More 22/01/17