Using a term from the VI and V Centuries before Christ could herald yet another ritual in the "eternal return" to the Classical sources of the West. On the other hand, the complexity of our current situation can apparently not be attributed to the lack of vision of the Greek cities.
The world-wide (planet-wide) scale of our situation, as well as the intense production of catastrophic signs and premonitions of it, contribute to the growing deficit of intelligibility and the scarce motivation to participate in politics.
Academia (academic discourse) and Agora (political discourse) have become so detached from the world that their "vital" links to it have almost snapped. The divorce (rupture) from the world and the reality of this world increasingly form the basis of official discourse (albeit political, academic, economic, etc.,)
Our proposal is to create a Municipal Agora, an academic discourse whose object is the political body, the polis. The municipality, the "village" is the framework in which the first level of political relationship takes place. It is the real life dimension: the everyday nature of the citizen in relation to his environment. In itself, it is the beginnings of a process of symbolization of what is real and the politicization of it.
Thus, stemming from groups of citizens which constitute the first political expressions of the real world, our intention is to create a Greek Orthodox academic discourse which is both universal and efficient. We want to show the alternative to "catastrophe", "globalization" and all other pessimistic trends.
We want to show that Agora is a privileged object of Academia and that the combination of both can give rise to discourse adapted to the real world.
Finally, our aim is to become involved with municipal existence.