‘The Present Past: Re-imagining Greece through Heritage’ is a CYA summer course that focuses on a journey – literally and metaphorically – into aspects of Greek heritage.
Last Tuesday, class visited Sparoza, an experimental garden at the outskirts of Athens.
But what is a Heritage course doing at a garden? CYA professor Athena Hadji explains: “We tend to associate heritage with the cultural. However, already in 1972, UNESCO decrees that the cultural and the natural are to be seen in association with each other in any matter pertaining to heritage. This is in fact the second garden we are visiting with ‘The Present Past’ class!”*