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…

Participation at NGO Programme in Hungary

6th and 7th of April. Budapest, Hungary Urban Gorillas participated in the Closing Conference of the NGO Programme in Hungary by presenting the Green Urban Lab, a project made possible by the funding of EEA grants. This 2-day conference that presented an overview of the achievements made under the Hungarian NGO programme. Day 1 of…

ACT&ART workshop in Vršac, Serbia

19th Feb – 26th Feb A series of workshops looking at alternative and creative ways to approach the subject of human rights took place in the last week of February 2017. Organized by Serbian NGO Balkan Urban Movement, the training invited young participants aged 18-35, representing NGOs and youth groups from 12 different countries to come together.…