Within the framework of Mystery 85 City Patterns, the M2P team presents an experiential workshop that proposes a new look at patterns and introduces inventive ways of repurposing them, thus suggesting that tradition and memory can inspire new forms of creativity.

The workshop will kick off by presenting the process of recording and collecting the material which came to be thanks to the collaboration with local folklore associations and analyzing the various patterns produced. A vibrant happening will form the main part of the workshop, wherein each participant, along with the M2P team and fashion designer Eftychia Sarri, will create their own object: a tote bag.

Each tote will be a one-off, its creation is the result of various compositional and decorative techniques that the participants will become familiarized with during the workshop.

About Mystery 85 City Patterns

Following extensive research on the collective experiences and traditions of various Elefsina communities – hailing from a wide range of areas in Greece and beyond, Mystery 85 City Patterns was presented in winter 2023 during the opening ceremony of the 2023 Eleusis in the form of an installation in the public space. The ten patterns, inspired by the associations’ places of origin, were printed on natural canvas and hung on a building along Elefsina’s coastal route, thus creating both a visual narrative and an open dialogue with the city’s contemporary history.


Workshop Contributors:
Aliki Kakoulidou, Dimitra Vasilakou
(Μ2P – metoo patterns)
Eftichia Sarri (GAEUNUS)

Project Contributors:
Concept, curators: Aliki Kakoulidou, Dimitra Vasilakou (Μ2P – metoo patterns)
Interviews, data collection, text editing: Yorgos Drosos
Architecture, architectural lighting design: Kiki Kelesidou
Photographer: Yannis Zindrilis
Traditional printing house: Michalis Karamalis

In collaboration with the Chair(wo)men and the Members of the local cultural associations of Elefsina.

2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture

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