Into Stoas is an attempt to map the exits of the stoas (arcades) located in the commercial triangle of Athens, a chaotic downtown district ideal for inquisitive strolls. Endless levels, that appear to have no cohesion at first glance, create a polymorphic scenery which can be pleasantly explored through unseen routes, away from the city traffic.
The key to these routes are the old exit signs at some of the arcades’ entrances, which are now considered surreal details that often go unnoticed.
This walkthrough guide will lead you to the discovery of a seemingly independent city within a city of intimate fluctuating shadows, neon lights and thoughts which await your notations.
It contains 3 indexes, so one will find its way easily through the Athenian labyrinth. An index with the stoas and their exits, one with the streets who get connected and a psychogeographical one with only the stoas shapes.
Next to that there is a set of 8 detachable postcards capturing some of the few left exit signs.
Design & Concept: Natassa Pappa
Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm