Dolmadakia with Mrs Irene and Mrs Demie – Kos, Greece

The observation of ingredients and cooking methods are a powerful way to understand the past and revisit moments in time. For her Dolmadakia, Mrs Irene explained the traditional way meat was minced; “people used to use two knives to cut the meat because in the old days the butchers didn’t have the equipment to cut […]

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Mr Ahmet’s Sandal Workshop – Kos, Greece

“I did not go to school. This is my school!”. A leather shoemaker for 61 years, Ahmet spends 6 days a week at his workshop in Kolokotroni Street, in the island of Kos, Greece. With an atmosphere rich in tanning chemicals, the workshop is layered with rolls of leather, canvas, shoe boxes and tools. Ahmet […]

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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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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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