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Strolling Happiness 2015
Happy Place, Athens. Digital image. 2015
Strolling Happiness 2015
Exhibition view. OMONIA AB5-6, Athens Biennale 2015 – 2017.

Strolling Happiness – Archiving Topologies

A collaborative installation with Campus Novel, symposia, and workshop. Omonia AB5-6, Athens Biennale 2015-2017.

During the 19th and 20th century the concept of happiness was linked to the collective request ‘to change the world’. In the postmodern context both the notions of world and happiness shifted towards a series of dispersed significations that introduce a reflective approach, i.e. Erotic joy, aesthetic pleasure, political enthusiasm, scientific bliss. The project ‘Strolling Happiness’ weaves personal happy narratives into the urban fabric of Athens through the act of strolling. A group of explorers collect happy places through aleatory street encounters over a time span of three days. Through different means of representation and documentation, the participants gather and process traces of happy sites.