Naoko Sakata Trio at the 16th Athens Jazz Festival

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The Swedish Institute at Athens has invited the jazz band Naoko Sakata Trio to perform at the

–  16th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 28, at 23.00 hours and
  14th Preveza Jazz Festival on Sunday, May 29

The band consists of Naoko Sakata (piano), Alfred Lorinius (bass) and Johan Birgenius (drums).

«Fruitful Relations» Photographic Exhibition

Fruitful Relations

The Swedish Institute in Athens, the Swedish House in Kavala, the Municipality of Kavala, Dimofeleia Kavala,the Photoclub of Kavala and the Swedish Association of Professional Photographers take great pleasure in inviting you to the opening of the exhibition “Fruitful Relations” which will take place in the municipal “Kapnapothiki” Tobacco Warehouse in Kavala on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 18:00.

Position as Assistent Director of the Swedish Institute at Athens 2017

Published: 2016-03-08



Styrelsen för Svenska institutet i Athen ledigförklarar härmed tjänsten som biträdande direktör vid Institutet för en tid av två år att tillträdas den 1 januari 2017 eller enligt överenskommelse. Förordnandet kan förlängas med två år under förutsättning att den som innehar tjänsten inte förordnats på den vid ett tidigare tillfälle. Tjänstgöringen är förlagd till Athen. I tjänsten ingår forskning, administration och undervisning. Lön efter överenskommelse.

Workshop: Digitizing the cultural heritage

Asine samlingen 1926

The workshop Digitizing the cultural heritage was held at the Swedish institute at Athens on Wednesday 16th March 2016 presenting the results of a three year infrastructural project aimed at inventorying and digitizing material from Swedish archaeological fieldwork in Greece, as well as the digitization project by the National Archive of Monuments at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.


9.00-9.30      Background – the Swedish field projects in Greece, Arto Penttinen

9.30-10.00    The infrastructural project at SIA, Anne Ingvarsson-Sundström

10.00-10.30  Coffee break

10.30-11.30  Developing the PRAGMATA database, Hans Liss

11.30-12.00  Digitizing the Asine collection in Uppsala, Gullög Nordquist

12.00-13.00  Lunch break

13.00-14.00  The National Archive of Monuments: the digital facet of Greek cultural heritage, Dr. Alexandra Alexandri, Directorate for the Administration of the National Archive of Monuments, the Documentation and Protection of Cultural Goods, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

14.00-          Discussions on topics raised by the presentations above Moderator: Michael Lindblom

16.00           Reception at the Swedish Institute at Athens

Workshop & Exhibition: Arts for Social Development

livstycket bag pattern

The workshop that was held on 3 March 2016, brought together NGOs and voluntary organizations us­ing arts and artistic creativity as a working method to support and help immigrants, refugees and other minority groups with their inte­gration, learning, mental and social change.

Our purpose was to provide a platform for the exchange of experiences, ideas and knowledge in a field that has shown important poten­tial for integration as well as for improved quality of life. The participants had also the opportunity to examine and discuss ways of social entrepreneurship.

An exhibition of work done by the NGOs took place alongside the workshop.

The speakers was:

  • Birgitta Notlöf, founder and director of LIVSTYCKET (, Sweden
  • Antonis Antoniou, Psychologist, Coordinator of support activities ARSIS Athens (
  • Michael Afolayan, co-founder of the African Cultural Center ANASA (, Greece.
  • Önver Cetrez, Deputy Director of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, co-founder of the Centre QNUSHYO ( in Turkey.
  • The event was open to the public and organized by the Swedish Institute at Athens with the support of the Swedish Embassy and in the context of the Arts for Social Development organized by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture).

    Picture: Pattern ”The whole world in one bag”

    The flight from war and insecurity often begins with one single bag. What parts of a whole life can be packed and what has to be left behind? Many people have come to Sweden with just one bag.
    At Livstycket in Tensta some of these new Swedes have recounted their story about their flight by drawing their one and only bag during the winter of 2006/2007. The drawings became a fabric design and it was exhibited at Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm during the spring of 2007. Memories of packing for the last time are inextricably linked to the first memories of Sweden. Leaving and arriving with only one bag, in a design from Livstycket.
    We educate women we educate the world

    Lecture by A. Penttinen and J. Wallensten

    invitation 1

    The Ephorate of Antiquities of West Attika, Pireus and Islands, has invited the Swedish Institute’s director, Arto Penttinen, and assistant director, Jenny Wallensten  to give a lecture about the sanctuary of Poseidon on Poros.

    The lecture will take Place at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus on Wednesday 17th of February, at 7 p.m.

    Attached file: Invitation

    Aegean Lectures

    Programme, Spring 2016

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    The Swedish Institute at Athens and Aegeus-Society for Aegean Prehistory are very pleased to announce the Aegean lectures for spring 2016.

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