'Walking Borders: borders, risk and belonging' is funded by the Leverhulme Trust
Walking slowly in Chios with John Perivolaris over the last two days has been a revelation and inspiration and has raised SO many questions. The layering of three generations of John’s family in our biographical walks in a town made up of layers of history in the stones, buildings and archeology, in the history of population exchanges, post Lausanne, in the sea space between Turkey and Chios and especially in the layering of current refugee zones. The main zone we walked past is a tent village /camp abutted between the walls of the old city [which has its own story] and the back of the cafes and stores, park and gardens of grand old houses that make up the town centre.
Graffiti tells a story too.
Our walk continues in Chios and back to Lesvos.