Whatever is invested in projects and people in culture in Greece nowadays is too little. The problem is not how to find the money, but how to avoid wasting it, as recent history has taught us bitter lessons. However difficult it proves to map out a proper cultural strategy, no matter how many obstacles crop up, such an endeavor is always worth the effort. Besides, it is the only reliable form of long-term development left. What else can we put our hopes in? Dimitris Filippidis is an architecture professor.