“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…

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…

PS:MiNi

Urban Gorillas was funded by Tandem Europe program during a year to explore innovative approaches to culture with the Milanese partner Non Riservato. UG and NR have created PS:MiNi Network, to broaden and strengthen expertise with regards to public space (PS) innovation. PS:MiNi (Public Space: Milano-Nicosia) explored the idea of “virtual residencies” inconnection to local…

Into Street Art: a research project

Street art is not for eternity and for the museum but reacts to the now-ness of the given moment and a given constellation in the urban life of a specific city. Street art has mostly a poetic-political import. If we concede that street art advances our aesthetic sensibility, then we can argue that street art…

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…