“Restaurant of Stories Revealed in a Bowl”

In the framework of the neighbourhood festival “Pame Kaimakli 2020”, Urban Gorillas is carrying out community workshops through an open call.  We Circle Collective is one of the selected projects. The heterogeneous collective is undertaking social action through art projects, performances, workshops, community leisure and awareness events. Their passion is to tackle socio-political and ecological issues by involving the community in promoting universal access to knowledge and creativity.

‘Restaurant of Stories Revealed in a Bowl’ is a project of We Circle Collective which aims to connect residents of Kaimakli beyond prejudice or taboo. Through personalised, sensorial and artistic experience, participants will have the opportunity to learn creative skills, engage with each other and recall memories. Persons of various cultural backgrounds and Kaimakli residents are invited to participate in a series of professional creative workshops that combine different artistic disciplines. As the final stage of the project, the participants will present a performative dinner, with dishes, stories and performances from all around the world!  

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