Welcome! “The Miracle” is here!
“The Miracle” is an open workshop. We want to create a narrative and share our venture with you. Or rather we wish to take this journey with you.
Μiracle is the course of the Greek society through the ruins of the Second World War up to our days.
That era is very rich in events and upturns. Despair and hope were always nearby-in the streets, in songs, in people’s minds. Every wave seems to fall, tumbling down and erasing every preceding memory, throwing it all in the relics of a bygone era.
The starting point of this project is the famous “Porter Report” (1947). A text written by an American technocrat bearing in mind the necessary reforms to be realized in this country in view of the upcoming American aid to Greece (Marshall Plan). His description takes us far away back in the preceding and followed facts, then and now. Then a decisive turn takes place worldwide and Greece is, by chance, in the first row. That is why our subject has rather understated global dimensions.
War, Occupation and Civil War, the Marshall Plan, the new post-war world, united Europe, new cities and the culture of new Greece, all these and much more are intertwined and extend to the present. In all these the leading role belongs to (the average) man, the insignificant who is behind the great names and important dates and asks that we give him some space, that we remember.
We want to see how this story can be told, without losing its fascinating complexity. We want to see if it can finally be shared so as to enrich the public debate.
We want to study the hypothesis how theater, radio, network, video and podcast can create a web of stories and connections which inspire, sensitize, support.
We want finally to have you all with us throughout this process, we count on your help in the collection of data, images, testimonies, in the implementation and finally in the presentation of the upcoming project.
From now on, all that we will share on various online platforms, you can find them gathered here.