Nordic Urban Lab

Nordic Urban Lab

Nordic Urban Lab / KROMA

Photo by madhattersnyc

9-11 October 2020 / Studio Athens

An online two – day Greek -Nordic dialogue on culture and cities followed by a one day of on line commentaries from Athens neighbourhoods.

The Nordic Urban Lab is an independent forum for interdisciplinary perspectives around the issues of developing a more human and culturally rooted urban understanding and practice, initiated and organised by Metropolis Copenhagen.

After Nordic Labs in Copenhagen, Helsinki and Gothenburg, NUL is now a loose network of 400 architects, planners, anthropologists, designers, visual and performance artists, activists, researchers, community organisers and local authority representatives.

Metropolis and HeterArt organise the fourth Nordic Urban Lab in Athens as a Greek-Nordic dialogue about the role of art/culture in relation to creating open, vibrant and sustainable cities. 

18 Nordic and 18 Greek speakers are invited to talk about the challenges and dilemmas we have in common across cultures and borders and how we learn from each other’s experiences.

Nordic Urban Lab / KROMA

Red Eyed SkyWalkers – Jenny Marketou ©Courtesy of EMST and the artist

The themes for Studio Athens on the 9 & 10 October are:

– culture & urbanism

– cities & citizenship

– reviving communities & neighbourhoods

– artistic practice in the urban context

Wa(L)king Athens. Walks and Talks. On Sunday 11 October we have invited Greek artists and urbanists to stream on online in 12 neighbourhoods in Athens,  

You can find the detailed programme here

All sessions are free and live-streamed.


Register at

Nordic Urban Lab / KROMA

The Voyages – Compagnie XY ©Samuel Buton

With the financial support of the Nordic Culture Fund and the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Under the Auspices of City of Athens

Media sponsor ERT

Media partner KROMA /

Facebook: @nulathens2020

Media contact: Anna Vafiadou,

Nordic Urban Lab / KROMA

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