Γυναικείοι Ψίθυροι (Ελευσίνα 1984-1985) [Women's Whispers (Elefsina,1984-1985)] &
What a Lovely Spot
In Γυναικείοι Ψίθυροι (Ελευσίνα 1984-1985) [Women’s Whispers (Elefsina,1984-1985)], Pegy studies the case of an autonomous group of women, who created their own feminist publication back in the 1980's. Towards the end of the second feminist wave in Greece, independent women's publications were created and distributed in urban centers. However, only one was issued in the periphery: Γυναικείοι Ψίθυροι, published in Elefsina in 1984 and 1985. The magazine was distributed from hand to hand in neighborhoods, schools and feminist bookstores in Athens. It was sold for a token price of 30 drachmas to cover the cost of printing. In the introductory text of the first issue, the authors state that this idea came up while sitting on a bench. Pegy builds a bench back dedicated to these three women and writes a new version of the publication in collaboration with one of its original creators. It can be found at the Elefsina Municipal Library or by scanning the QR code on the back cover of this publication.
PUBLICATION DATE 2022
PUBLISHING HOUSE Laboratory for the Urban Commons, Athens
LANGUAGE Greek, English
TEXT Timothy Laskaratos, Pegy Zali
PROJECT Timothy Laskaratos, Pegy Zali
SUPPORTED BY The Foundation for Arts Initiatives, 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture.
The publication is part of the projects Γυναικείοι Ψίθυροι (Ελευσίνα, 1984-1985) [Women's Whispers (Elefsina, 1984-1985)] by Pegy Zali and the What a Lovely Spo by Tomothy Laskaratos, first exhibited at the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture.