Food, Identity and Movement; A New Beginning.

As much as I love moving, I love staying, and I recognise how fortunate I am to transition between both with ease. During lengthy periods of travel, I have moved, relatively smoothly, across borders, without having to validate my reasons for coming and going. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for most of the world’s […]

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Community Kouzina and Settlement Services International collaborate for Refugee Week 2017

I am beyond honoured to announce I will be collaborating with Settlement Services International – SSI for their annual New Beginnings: Refugee Arts & Culture Festival during Refugee Week 2017. This year, Community Kouzina will be dedicated to documenting the recipes and stories of people that came to Australia as refugees, celebrating both the preservation and evolution […]

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Community Kouzina Exhibition – Open Marrickville 2016

Featuring images, ingredients and stories, Community Kouzina by Eleni Christou, is an ethnographic documentation of kitchens and gardens in Marrickville and Kos, Greece. Celebrating members of the community through their culinary practice, Community Kouzina explores food as a culturally rich and portable form of identity, transcending borders through the movement of people and their imagination. […]

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Blurring Imaginary Lines at Parliament on King

Have you ever been to Parliament on King? You should – I will tell you why. Ravi, the owner has one of the biggest hearts on King Street. Everyday Ravi, and his wife Della, open the front room of their home, not only to serve the neighbourhood but to help cultivate hospitality skills among asylum […]

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Food Pantry at Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville

Every Wednesday from 10am till 2pm a colourful shipping container opens its doors in the Addison Road Community Centre, full of affordable and quality goods. Run by ARCCO, the Food Pantry provides sustainable and dignified access to cheap groceries. Sourced from Foodbank, products that line the container’s shelves are perfectly edible, yet may have passed […]

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Welcome to Marrickville, Sydney

Καλημέρα και καλώς ήρθατε από την οδό μου στο Marrickville, Sydney! Good morning and welcome from my street in Marrickville, Sydney! Marrickville is a Sister City of Kos and a proud, culturally diverse neighbourhood with residents coming from all over the world – including Greece, Portugal, China, Vietnam, Phillipines and Italy. The Marrickville area is […]

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Sharing with Company – Kos Solidarity

(Image above: Men checking for their names on the registration list outside the Police Station, Kos Harbour. October 2015). “At the beginning of Spring, Yiayas (grandmothers) were taking Easter treats such as biscuits and dyed red eggs to the refugees” – Dionysia. Dionysia’s recollection of elderly women sharing their Easter snacks with refugees is symbolic […]

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“A Huge Explosion” at the Slaughterhouse Theatre in Kos, Greece

Above is a stage floor artwork for an upcoming performance: “Μια Τεραστια Εκρηξη” (A Huge Explosion) at Σφαγείο Θέατρο πολυχώρος (Slaughterhouse Theatre). The building was previously an abandoned slaughterhouse and was converted into a fully functioning theatre through the hands of three very dedicated people

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