What about the publicscape? A new outlook for creative cities

A new research paper written by our team members Rene Carraz, Veronika Antoniou and Yiorgos Hadjichristou is published at the Journal of Regional Development Studies of Toyo University. ‘What about the publicscape? A new outlook for creative cities’ examines different notions of public space with an examination of case studies from Urban Gorillas, Cyprus and …

‘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 …

Kaimakli Gardens

A Delicious Place is a placemaking activity composed of a series of actions that were hosted at the Pame Kaimakli 2020 festival in Nicosia. The festival’s main theme revolved around the topic of food as a socio-cultural, artistic and placemaking activity. Overall the festival*, initiated two, two-month long workshops, three theatrical performances, two film screenings, …

Kollyva

A Delicious Place is a placemaking activity composed of a series of actions that were hosted at the Pame Kaimakli 2020 festival in Nicosia. The festival’s main theme revolved around the topic of food as a socio-cultural, artistic and placemaking activity. Overall the festival*, initiated two, two-month long workshops, three theatrical performances, two film screenings, …

“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 …

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 …

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 …