Maria Papadimitriou (Athens 1957)

Since her earliest works, she has been attracted by “Avliza”, an abandoned area in the West of Athens used as a temporary settlement by migrant populations. Maria Papadimitriou is attracted by the mobility dynamics of the area which make up a sort of emotional map. Thus in ’98, Papadimitriou started to reflect on the nature of nomadism and put together an ongoing collective project under the general title of “Tama”, Temporary Autonomous Museum for All. The word “Tama” in Greek means religious offering. The project involves architects, sociologists, musicians, local people and artists who see Papadimitriou as a co-ordinator.