“Activating the Publicscape. The case of Urban Gorillas”

“Activating the Publicscape. The case of Urban Gorillas” is a journal article under the “Art and Activism in Public Space” issue of The Journal of Public Space. It describes the story of Urban Gorillas following the aftermath of the 2013 socio-economic crisis in Cyprus, where the notion of publicness was deeply shaken. Urban Gorillas has…

OPEN KITCHENS

OPEN KITCHENS is a co-creation tool in the form of a cooking and dining launched by Urban Gorillas. It aims to enhance the participatory aspect of the upcoming Pame Kaimakli 2020 festival by building a dialogue amongst diverse groups of people in a relaxed and inclusive manner. OPEN KITCHENS is a continuation of a series…

Rotterdamse Dakendagen

Don’t you think that urban rooftops are totally underused spaces and could be transformed into exciting poles to reimagine the city? We have been thinking about the potential of rooftops for a long time now and finally we are part of a European family for rooftops !!! Last week we were happy to participate and…

CREATOYO

Urban Gorillas participated in an intense, yet fantastic creativity week event: CREATOYO 1st edition, organized by GINOS department of グローバル × Global / Toyo University and Mosaic HEC! A three-day design-thinking workshop was delivered by board directors Veronika Antoniouand Yiorgos Hadjichristou for 1st and 2nd year students of Toyo University. The thematic centered on the regeneration the famous Jizo Dori shopping…

Book Launch “ Green Urban Lab”

This publication draws on analytical literature, the latest data on public spaces in Cyprus and the valuable inputs of a team of researchers, architects, designers, urban planners and city enthusiasts. The research that led to this book is the result of the Green Urban Lab project that took place in 2014-2015 and that was made…