The FIX building, the permanent roof of the EMST and part of its identity, is not only an Athenian landmark but part of Greece’s industrial history and architectural heritage. An important example of post-war modernism and the characteristic work of architect Takis Zenetos and his partner Margaritis Apostolidis, FIX, its history and the interventions it suffered, some of which altered its original physiognomy, have occupied both the scientific community and the public.

But how much do we know about the emblematic building? What do we know about the unseen and controversial aspects of its long and multifaceted history?

 

The EMST, through its program “Oral Stories: The FIX Building”, focuses on the oral testimonies of people associated with the building: neighbors, passers-by, old workers, architects, state officials, and others, remember and deposit their narratives, contributing to the rescue of collective memory.

The program “Oral Stories: The FIX Building” is carried out in the framework of the enrichment and promotion of the artistic archive of EMST and is part of the broader Oral Stories program. For its implementation, the EMST cooperates with the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, the Panteion University, the Department of History of Archeology, the University of Athens and the School of Architecture, NTUA.

More information can be found here.