‘Letters to the City’, Urban Awareness Exhibition, Acropolis Park

On November 18t & 19th 2022, we took part at the Urban Awareness Exhibition which was organised by the Afternoon Project Nicosia. The event was held at the Spilies Exhibition Centre, Acropolis park in Nicosia. During the event we exhibited our project ‘Letters to the city’, an interactive installation which aims to collect citizens’ visions …

Bridge to Kyoto

Veronika Antoniou from Urban Gorillas presented the work of Urban Gorillas in Kyoto, Japan  to a creative and diverse ground in the cultural space Bridge to Kyoto.  The presentation focused on case studies from Urban Gorillas of ephemeral urban practises that contribute to sustainable living and instigate change in city spaces and communities. The Discussion that followed …

MAPS: Mobile ‘Agora’ for Participatory Spaces

We are super proud and delighted to be the first organisation in Cyprus to receive the prestigious Commonwealth Foundation grant! Our project proposal for MAPS: Mobile ‘Agora’ for Participatory Spaces has been one of the 17 projects accepted for funding -out of over 780 applications- and a new project is about to begin! A few …

New initiative – collection of information!

As part of a new initiative, we started collecting information about visions of the citizens regarding living in urban environments in Cyprus. We are excited to examine and analyse the needs of the citizens, and create a database which we consider as vital information for the shaping of our cities. *The first data collection took …

SA-EU Dialogue Democracy in Culture II Conference

Veronika Antoniou and Yiorgos Hadjichristou  presented their ongoing research on Urban gorillas at the 5th Shukuma Mzansi! SA-EU Dialogue Democracy in Culture II Conference hosted by theSibikwa Arts Centre in partnership with the SA-EU Strategic Partnership – and other African associations.  The presentation and discussion was in the panel Cultural Policy and Practise Case studies, from an all-society perspective  presenting case …

‘Activating Neighbourhoods through Ephemeral Actions’ at the 5th ARPU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Conference, University of Hawaii

Veronika Antoniou  has presented her ongoing research based on the work of Urban Gorillas entitled “Activating Neighborhoods through Ephemeral Actions” at the APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Hub 5th Conference/ University of Hawai’i at Manoa held in September 7-9, 2002. The work was placed under the working group Civic Engagement and Community Design led by Jeffrey Hou.  …

Erasmus+ project: ‘Creative placemaking – the path to active European Citizenship’

The Urban Gorillas team is in Finland within the framework of the Erasmus project ‘Creative placemaking – the path to active European Citizenship’. With us is the local Finnish partner Suomen Kulttuuriperintökasvatusken Seura (Finish Association of Cultural Heritage) and the coordinating team is KA-MATRIX from Croatia. Together we are planning to build a common participatory …

‘Travel Diaries’

‘Travel Dairies’ is a new project which will consist of a series of narratives: urban and rural landscapes which will take place in Kaimakli. The first travel diary event is scheduled for next Sunday, September 11, where the Christoforou/Hatzichristou family, following their trip to Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador, will share with the attendees thoughts and …