The Archaeology of Now.
With Greece entering its 7th year of recession, tens of thousands of small businesses have been forced to close down and many more are likely to follow. The Greek economy has shrunk by 25% in the last 5 years and this economic pressure is highly visible in many towns where up to half of all high street shops are now closed. Many of these shops had been ran by succeeding generations of merchants and with their closure an element of post-war Greek society –the family run store– is dying. Some shops are taken over by bars and restaurants but most are closing down for good. The Greek cityscape is changing dramatically.