Vanishing Landscapes

Photo credits Campus Novel


Nuno da Luz, Yannis Papadopoulos, Campus Novel, Dulcinea Compania, hiboux ARCHITECTURE amongst others (tbc)

Curatorial team:

Maria-Thalia Carras, Eirini Fountedaki, Manto Psarelli, Foteini Salvaridi

Project manager:

Foteini Salvaridi


Vasso Katraki Museum (Aitoliko) and other locations in Aitoliko (tbc)

Research period:

January 2024-December 2026

Public programme dates:

6-9 March 2025

Collaborating local institutions:

Municipality of Missolonghi, Cultural Association "To Aitoliko"

Collaborating institutions:

COAL, INLAND-Campo Adentro, Zone Sensible, ArtMill, Instituto Terra Memoria (Transforming Territories Network)

Vanishing Landscapes is an interdisciplinary research programme focused on the fragile lagoon of Aitoliko (Messolonghi). This initiative will culminate in a four-day public programme on-site in March 2025. Using the museum of artist Vasso Katraki and her early works that document the lagoon and the fishing families that lived in the area as a foundation, artists and researchers will engage with the vulnerable ecosystem. They will listen to the calls of migratory birds, observe the lake, and document the threats, shifts, and changes in this highly delicate landscape. The March programme will open this research to the Aitoliko community, highlighting the environmental challenges the area faces and discussing the role a peripheral museum can play in addressing interconnected ecologies rooted in place, providing solace in a rapidly shifting economic, ecological, and cultural landscape.

Vanishing Landscapes is part of the Transformative Territories: performing transition through the arts European cooperation programme, which aims to redefine the significance of arts and transformative practices within our societies.

From 2024 to 2026, our consortium of six partners will explore the profound impact of artistic practices at a territorial level, spanning Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, and the Czech Republic.


Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, as part of the project Transformative Territories.