The thematic exhibition of this year’s Fair, entitled Refugees, Then and now aims to give prominence to the contemporary reality of this issue, as well as its historical dimensions, and includes: a thematic book fair, discussions –roundtables– book presentations, a multi-collective exhibition by photographers who have captured snapshots of the refuges’ journey, screenings of relevant cinematographic films, visual arts exhibitions, theatrical and musical events, in addition to other functions.

This exhibition is a result of the contributing efforts of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Historical Archive for Greek refugees of the Municipality of Kalamaria, the Central Municipal Library of Thessaloniki, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary art, the Publishers, ERT3, the Enosis Ellenon Bibliothekarion (Association of Greek Librarians and Information Scientists), the School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, AUTh, The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Greek Office), the group Ex-ils and other artists...