Erasmus+ project: Creative placemaking – The path to active European Citizenship

We are happy to  announce the start of a new Erasmus+ project: Creative placemaking – the path to active European Citizenship The project aims to raise awareness of the need for civic participation in the conversion and use of public spaces for youth activities focusing on tangible and intangible cultural heritage . During the first …

‘Green Urban Lab’ is a case study in the Journal of Urban Design published by Taylor & Francis Group

Our project “Green Urban Lab” and more precisely the installation at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, a collaboration with Plastique Fantastique, is a case study in the Journal of Urban Design published by Taylor & Francis Group The paper is part of a research by René Carraz and Anna Merry Economou collaborators of Urban Gorillas.  In brief, the …

Urban Playground: Urban Gorillas x Creatoyo

Urban Playground was a design thinking workshop led by Urban Gorillas for the CreaToyo event of Toyo University. Urban PlayGround has addressed the issue of Social engagement at times of Social distancing through the use of Play. The idea of Play was used to create a framework around the topic of community building at times …

Vertical Garden

Vertical Gardens was an action of the A-Delicious Place* project and was the launch event of Pame Kaimakli Festival 2020. It took place in the form of a community-garden planting event. Urban Gorillas envisioned and constructed a structure to activate the main church square of the neighbourhood  through the active participation of the community concerned. …

Workshops with We Circle Collective

One of the video documentaries produced as part of the A Delicious place* actions in relation to the topic of food follows the stories revealed through the workshops conducted in collaboration with We circle Collective. We circle collective is heterogeneous collective undertaking social action through art projects, while tackling socio-political and ecological issues.  The workshops …

Community Dinners

Within the framework of A Delicious Place activity and the celebration of different notions of food, Urban Gorillas have collaborated with the local cultural space in Kaimakli, Thalami for the organisation of food workshops.  Two tagliatelle workshops were organised and led by Gaia Zaccagni with assorted music and film screenings related to food. The two events which …

“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 …

Fall School of Management of Creativity week workshop

The Fall School of Creativity Management offered a rich and diverse one-week program, where participants learn best practices on innovation and creativity through a privileged contact with influential thinkers, creators, academics, professionals and managers. This was achieved through company visits, seminars, and interactive workshops. The 8th edition of the School was held in Strasbourg from the 6th to 11th …

The Urban Spectacle Series

The Project November 2016 – January 2017 The Urban Spectacle public intervention series, explore human interactions within public spaces and examine the relationships between the observer, the performer and the spatial setting in an attempt to create new negotiations among them. Through various actions, the city is explored both as a spectator and a performer …