Map Your City Pulse – ONEK festival ’17

Driven by transforming unused public spaces and with an interest in exploring city planning and how citizens interact with it, we took part in ONEK‘s It’s Up to You(th) festival 2017. This passing September 16th, we put on our thinking hats and took our urban tools to Akropolis park in Nicosia. Converting an area of…

IN-COMMUNICADO project week

The In-communicado project took form as a one-week event that included interactive workshops, open air screenings, urban actions and researches conducted on both sides of Nicosia. Urban Gorillas, in collaboration with Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), invited the multi-award winning Italian director Alessandro Negrini to screen his latest movie ‘TIDES’ and hold a two-day workshop…

Participation in Cultural Diplomacy Platform

In June 2017, Urban Gorillas members were invited to participate in the Cultural Diplomacy Platform (CDP) in Greece connecting institutions and individuals to actively engage in international cultural relations, to assist in policy dialogues and to strengthen communities. By carrying out activities enhancing the EU’s cultural engagement with third countries and their citizens, the platfrom supports EU institutions in the implementation of…

Πάμε Καιμακλί / Let’s Go Kaimakli festival 2017

Let’s Go Kaimakli brings Kaimakli residents and friends together through creative and entertaining ways to celebrate culture, multiculturalism and neighborhood stories. For four years the group has been organizing festivals in the neighborhood; we go out on the streets to share moments, stories and learn about our surroudings. The festivals follow various theme; open windows, open doors,…

The Island: Co-curating the Garibaldi Journal

As part of the Independent project, a research project focusing on the identification and promotion of independent spaces and thinking, MAXXI museum publishes the online journal, Garibaldi, that investigates a range of perspectives, different themes and geographical contexts. The third issue focuses on the notion of the island. Topos of independence, the Island is investigated as in its terrestrial…