Resilient Cities

Beirut: Art As A New Narrative

In a city under pressure, where conflict can break out at any moment, a new generation of artists are rising above Beirut’s bullet-holed past.

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Warsaw: Art Fighting Ultranationalism

In Warsaw, a singer/songwriter, an actor/playwright, a queer performance artist confront the rise of right-­wing nationalism and state authoritarianism in Poland.

Beirut: Art As A New Narrative

In a city under pressure, where conflict can break out at any moment, a new generation of artists are rising above Beirut’s bullet-holed past.

Kiev: Art As Protest

In a city on the divide between Russia and Europe, the art of protest stands against war and corruption. Kiev has a government that ignores its citizens and responds to demonstrators with violent measures. Now, artists and activists are spearheading the fight to claim Ukrainian cultural identity. 

Athens: Art As Solace

Amid the chaos and confusion from Greece's financial meltdown, artists from all corners of Athens are gathering to protect Athenian culture through the power of their art. In this episode, four artists show how they are fighting to counteract the bleak outlook of their urban landscape: iNO, the city's only incognito graffiti artist; photographer Panagiotis Maidis; electro-pop group Kid Flicks formed by Nickos Dervisis; and film and television producer Theo Simantirakis. 

Port-Au-Prince: Art As Rebirth

In Port-au-Prince; a radio host, a photographer, a Rabòday singer and a creole rapper showcase the emerging and subversive sounds and images of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.