Routes in Marpissa
26, 27, 28 August 2022
Harvest in the Parian “Katikia”
The word harvest was on the lips of all the farmers who shared with us stories from their lives in the “katikes”* of Paros: one word that came up again and again, among so many others that are gone, a symbol of labor, wise austerity, cooperation and harmonious coexistence with the environment.
Having as a reference point the parian “katikia” and at a time when the identity of Paros is rapidly evolving, the concept of harvestin the 12th festival “Routes in Marpissa” functions as a bridge of interaction between the past and the present and becomes the causefor sharing, creating, and reflectingaround the future we will “harvest”,the cultural continuity and the elementsof the rural identity of the islandthat make up its cultural heritage.
The wheat is sown, harvest is coming
Do not boast before you see the end.
We warmly thank the residents of Marpissa,the artists and collaborators for their participation, the professionals and authorities for their contribution, the Municipal Community of Marpissafor the cooperation, the Municipality of Paros and the Region of South Aegean for the support, the Ministry of Culture and Sports for the valuable help for the realization of the 12th festival.
The voluntary organizing team of the “Routes in Marpissa” festival
* Katikes are rural homesteads outside of settlements, around which the inhabitants of Paros would organize and house their agricultural and livestock farming.