Within the framework of the commemoration of World Philosophy Day New Acropolis Moscow (Central Russia) held a philosophical performance PLATO24, featuring 24 hours of reading of the works of the famous ancient philosopher Plato in a makeshift TV studio with continuous online internet broadcasting using the Youtube channel.
The main aims of the project were to promote the relevance of philosophy and the philosophy of Plato in particular outside of the standard lecture and classroom settings, and to connect youth audiences to classical works which helps reflect on the important issues everyone has to face.
The performance required a lot of preparation work; every participant in the 24-hour non-stop readings thoroughly worked with texts to understand their significance. The PLATO24 performance project lasted 24 hours, involved 53 readers, was webcasted to 1,277 people, and more than 320 pages of the famous works of Plato were read including Apology of Socrates, Phaedrus, Gorgias, The Republic.
New Acropolis thanks the ‘Platonic Society’ of the Russian State Humanitarian University and the ‘Club of literary performance’ for their partnership in this project and hopes for many more in the future.