The autumn season of 2023 has been a period during which several events regarding the intangible heritage, the environment and sustainability have taken place in various parts of Greece. The Cyclades, experiencing unprecedented pressure and limited resources, have no doubt been in the centre of such developments. It was therefore unsurprising that several important events took place in the area, such as the Workshop on the Endangered Landscape of Sifnos Island from 23 to 26 October, the Congress on the Sustainability of the Islands on the island of Mykonos  from 18 to 19 November and the Dry Stone Month on the island of Tinos during the whole month of November 2023.

The Mitato of Amorgos was happy to attend the first week of the Dry Stone Month of Tinos, in order to support the worthwhile efforts of the Association “Ambassada” with its experience in organizing similar workshops, and of course in order to attend some of the very interesting events that took place. Specifically, Maria Nomikou attended the opening night where lectures were presented regarding the dry stone craft in education, by Ms Ioulia Papaeftychiou, Ms Olga Karagianni, Mr Kostas Karageorgos and Mr Nikos Chazapis. During the event, the documentary “Dry stones, support of the Aegean”, by Ms Emilia Zepou and Ms Lydia Karra, was also screened. During the following days, Maria Nomikou was present at the workshop site, where the dry stone craft was presented by local masons and practical work followed directly. The Dry Stone Month continued with the completion of site works, more lectures and screenings and projects with local schools.

Outside the Cycladic limits, on Saturday 11 November 2023, the Mitato of Amorgos had the pleasure to participate in a remarkable event organized by the local school network of the Department of Secondary Education of the 2nd District of Athens “Today’s Student – Tomorrow’s Active Citizen of the World”, in cooperation with schools from the Department of Secondary Education of East Attica, with the topic “Projects promoting the importance of intangible cultural heritage”. The event was held in the school hall of the Vocational High School complex of Agia Paraskevi, Attica, and the Mitato of Amorgos participated with the online presentation of Semeli Drymoniti. Given the indisputable significance of education and its vital role in transferring knowledge to the younger generations, it was with great joy that we took part in such a remarkable initiative, which embraced and was embraced by a wider audience, transcending the limits of Attica. The Mitato of Amorgos presented their projects that have been completed and their role in the efforts of preservation of the intangible heritage. The presentation was even more special as students from the 2nd Vocational High School of Agia Paraskevi had attended the 2nd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship”.

Other events which, unfortunately, we weren’t able to attend were the meeting for the intangible heritage organized by the Ministry of Culture in Athens from 24 to 26 November and the 6th Panhellenic Trail Meeting which took place in Pelion  Magnesia, at the same weekend.

We continue with more participation in more projects in the following months!


Cancellation of the 3rd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship”

The Mitato of Amorgos greatly regrets to announce the cancellation of the 3rd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship” which was due to be held on the island of Amorgos from 16 to 20 October 2023.
Unfortunately, despite our timely actions, we had to face a new situation from part of the local community at the last minute, and therefore any readjustment of the organization of the event was impossible...

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3rd Dry Stone Workshop "The Amorgian Craftsmanship" 16-20 October 2023

The Mitato of Amorgos is pleased to announce the 3rd Dry Stone Workshop “The Amorgian Craftsmanship”, taking place from 16 to 20 October 2023.
The project is the continuation of the 1st and 2nd Dry Stone Workshops “The Amorgian Craftsmanship” which were successfully realised in October 2021 and 2022 respectively, under the auspices of the Municipality of Amorgos and financed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports...

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Participation in conference dedicated to the rural monuments of Tinos island (22-23 April 2023)

It was with great pleasure that we accepted the invitation of the newly formed association “Ambassada” in Tinos and we travelled to the “handmade island”, as Cornelius Castoriades has called it, on 22 and 23 April 2023, on the occasion of the conference “Rural Monuments of Tinos: humble buildings, jewels of the landscape”. The association “Ambassada” aims at raising awareness among the residents and visitors of Tinos island towards ...

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Ending 2022 with the completion of "The History of Water"

In December 2022, a beautiful project undertaken by the Mitato of Amorgos, in collaboration with “Nissos Amorgos” – Association for the Environment and Culture, was completed. “The History of Water” involved the restoration of the water tank in the area “Chorio”, outside the village of Langada on Amorgos Island. The works gave the organisers the opportunity to address water management issues through ...

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The Mitato of Amorgos participates in the 4th islander's forum (PAROS ISLAND, 28-30/10/2022)

The Mitato of Amorgos participated in the 4th Islanders’ Forum which was successfully organised by the Cyclades Preservation Fund (CPF) on the island of Paros, from 28 to 30 October 2022.
The Forum was attended by 45 participants, representing 30 organisations from 17 islands, from the Cyclades and beyond.
The presentations realised during the first two days aimed at introducing the people and organisations ...

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