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Evita Tsokanta: Creative Leisure

Evita Tsokanta: Creative Leisure

"about, by, through, towards, despite" is a podcast series on different aspects of the independent Athens art scene, produced for "p o s t documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies".

Creative Leisure, a podcast by writer and curator Evita Tsokanta, starts with the observation and comparison of leisure activities in the public space of Leipzig and Athens. It is an exploration of how leisure has been defined in the past, the way in which it is socially determined, and how it is currently being repositioned during the new conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the massive changes in working conditions worldwide. By applying Thorstein Veblen’s theory of conspicuous leisure and consumption, it attempts to demonstrate the distinction between the leisure class and the creative class and how the two have been connected historically and occasionally even confused as interchangeable.