Courtesy CityLab

Due to Greece's ongoing financial crisis, historic neighborhoods in the city of Athens have been left to crumble. Now, a community-led group called Communitism hopes to help the city's historic, derelict buildings regain their former prestige through restoration efforts—starting with the Metaxourgeio neighborhood, a once thriving area of Athens that is now labeled as neglected and unsafe. Made up of volunteers, community artists, and activists, the group's aim is to "[bring] long-term residents together with groups including craftspeople and refugee-support volunteers to make sure that buildings in the area are saved and put to good use," according to a CityLab article.

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