ΦουσκόPolis Nicosia took place at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and attracted well over a thousand local residents and visitors alike to visit the site in just one day. ΦουσκόPolis even brought people to the site who had never visited it before. The programme of events in Nicosia was made up of a diverse range of actions from creative groups, collectives, artists, community organisations, other NGOs, designers and performers. There were urban games, exhibitions of photography, printmaking and architectural design work, dance, storytelling, drumming, musical workshops for young children, video installation, projections, theatre performance, yoga, capoeira, film and documentary screenings, free hugs, a sculpture installation, a piano recital and other interactive installations and games as well as a mobile cafe, food from diverse minority groups living in Cyprus and a DJ closing party inside the inflatable.
Urban Gorillas worked in partnership with the Architecture Research Centre (ARC) of the University of Nicosia, Dendros Ltd. and Plastique Fantastique (Berlin) to realise this islandwide initiative.
Photos by Anna Merry, Joanna Jossif, Stavri Papadopoulou, Michalis Achniotis, Urban Gorillas
Visit our FB Event Page for more info about ΦουσκόPolis as well as details about each of the particiapnt groups and their activities.