THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY speaks to Sozita Goudouna, Founding Director of Greece In USA
Greece in USA is a non-profit organization with a global reach that promotes knowledge of contemporary and ancient Greek Culture while fostering international cultural cooperation, experimentation and social engagement. The organization's extensive programming includes commissioned artists' and curators' projects, residencies, educational and ecological initiatives and the commitment to cultivating a sensible culture of innovation and thought leadership.
We are dedicated to offering innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of Greek and Cypriot cultures. The non- profit organization seeks to generate new thinking about the arts and promote cross- cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of creation.
The organization promotes international exchange of practice and knowledge in the arts - visual and sound art, dance, architecture, theatre - research on the methods used in curatorial and performing practices and investigation of points of intersection between the arts, science and the public sphere by means of interventions, collective actions, educational programs and publications.
Greece in USA aims to collaborate and build long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals who actively engage with Greece and its culture and to convey a comprehensive and distinctive representation of Greece and Cyprus by producing cultural and educational programs that encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement.
Our principal goals are:
To shape and envision the image of contemporary Greece in the United States beyond existing stereotypes
To recalibrate the assumed center of Greek national narratives to include those who have often been denied historical recognition.
To transform the way Greek histories are told and produce projects that reflect the vast, rich complexity of Greek culture.
To support Greek inspired cultural practices by welcoming and nurturing new ideas and influential perspectives
To commission, produce and present contemporary Greek and Cypriot culture that grapple with many of the pressing social and political issues of our time
To foster Greek scholarship and cultural research within the American educational system
To develop a transatlantic network for the exchange of culture and ideas
To strengthen the development of structures in cultural policy & leadership, and foster worldwide mobility.
Greece in USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of New York, tax-exempt ID no. 85-0828531. Contributions to Greece in USA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Greece in USA's launch is under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture.
The Day After...
Part of “A library of volume-less volumes”
Edited by Georgia Kotretsos and Carolina Trigo for TTS
Books, or objects of ink and paper, are allegedly becoming obsolete. As non-readers, we lie atop mounds of myths, secrets and tales poised there as if to gather dust. The stories that the architects of words once crafted are now in the hands of archeologists. We are the subjects of archeologists, of omissions. The present is wedged in a layered sense of timing, as if it never existed; but archeology is this very second, swayed by the past and the future. TTS invited contributors to share the closing 300 words of a myth, tale or literary masterwork that never came to be. Part Peter Pan exercise, part make-believe, part confession, The Day After... pacts with the mischievous to develop a library built by omissions; of omissions that take form between the writer and the reader. An epilogue ruled by foresight—probing the limits of speculation and the “last word.”
THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY PRESS
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER, 2020 | VOLUME I
THE DAY AFTER...
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