Old historical memories actualize by the modern art of graffiti! Placed in the junction of Dardanellion and Maiandrou street, a small refugee house was converted to a modern monument capable to narrate as many stories as the number of Asian minor families lived in Eleusina! It was selected to be the canvas of the Asian Minor history! With the initiative of Vaggelis Gkinhs a local photographer and the Asian minor club of Eleusina, a project named “A house for all the refugees” was created.
More specifically, the Asian minors of Eleusina were gathered around a small house and wrote with colorful paints their ancestor names who first came here after the Asian minor disaster in 1922. The house full of names written with different handwritings and various colors constitutes an alive memory for those who create the today’s refugee neighborhood. So, family names of current residents will be always on house’s walls as a source of information especially for the next generations. Moreover, this project symbolizes unity, love and the common experiences of Asian minors parallel them as a family which is symbolized by the common house.
The project could be characterized both as a collective act of love and honor in one of the biggest and more significant piece of Eleusina’s population and as a personal act of love, thinking that every name belongs to a single face! This “modern monument” belongs not only to the Asian Minors community but to whole Eleusina! It’s more than sure that the value of security provides by a house became register by everyone regardless our origin. So, the refugee home could be renamed as a global home!