Chained in the courtyard of the SNFCC. Works and days from the excavation of the century [Thematic: “Desmotes”]

Peggy Riga

In the spring of 2015, I received “an offer I could not refuse”: to participate in the excavation of the old Faliron racecourse in order to proceed with the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. For the following five and a half months, I participated in the discovery of individual and group graves of people who had died violent deaths, therefore witnessing the worst face of antiquity but also the destructive indifference of a so-called “cultural” foundation towards the discovery of the century.


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