During a one week social design workshop creatives explored the area around Palia Sfagia (Παλιά Σφαγεία) in Thessaloniki. Design thinking, design skills, and public participation are key tools and drivers for this project. They are all used as a methodology to explore, analyze, visualize and respond to the neighbourhood life and its people. The workshop aims to encourage social change-makers within this community.
We would like to thank the Goethe- Institut in Thessaloniki, LABattoir and the participants for making this workshop happen. LABattoir is a socially engaged machine for the production of culture; a laboratory of applied creativity that responds to society’s needs and problems introducing solutions and alternative strategies with the contribution of the artist as catalyst and the citizen as co-producer.