According to TICCIH, industrial landscapes are part of the industrial heritage and consequently part of the cultural heritage. They consist of buildings, machinery, areas of processing, refining, production, as well as areas of social activities related to industry. In Greece there have been 3 periods of industrial development, from the end of the 19th century to 1920, from the end of 1920 to 1950 and from the end of 1950 until today. Industrialization has created new landscapes with their own geographical dimension, capable of being a remarkable cinematic setting. The first Greek Industrial Centers were Ermoupolis of Syros, Patras, Lavrio, Volos, Lesvos, Veria-Edessa-Naoussa, Kavala-Xanthi-Komotini, Piraeus and Thessaloniki. Today there are older industrial landscapes that function even as exhibition spaces and more modern which can host the shooting of a fiction film about the life of people who work in the industry or a documentary on this subject. The most modern form of industrial landscape is Technopolis, which is supported by high technologies. Τhe Technopolis-Gazi of the Municipality of Athens, which is housed in the old, gas factory of Athens, is a rare industrial monument and cultural institution of Athens at which various events take place.
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