ANTI’s main venue is the renowned Telecommunications, Telegrams and Post building in the centre of Athens. Designed by the architect Anastasios Metaxas, it was built in 1930-1931. It combines elements of modernism and neoclassicism. Until three years ago, Athenians visited the place to pay phone bills. Its Kafkaesque, administrative architecture and interior design, is a symbol of the transition from analog to digital communication – a symbol of the shift from the era of wire consoles to the early computer age to the current era of online pleasures and discomforts. TTT building is a historical landmark as well. In 1942, the employees of the Telecommunications, Telegrams and Post (TTT) company organized the first strike under the German Occupation. Recently, the building was acquired by a private company. A new era awaits TTT. Will its future re-write its past? It remains to be seen.
Photos: Nysos Vasilopoulos
Outdoor photo: Tasos Karagkounis