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 …

Pame Kaimakli Festival 2022

Pame Kaimakli Festival is an annual community event that aims to explore ideas of publicness, co-creation and community engagement through creative interventions with the collaboration of residents and artists. This year’s festival took place in Kaimakli, Nicosia between the 4th and the 13th of July 2022 and preparatory workshops throughout the month of June 2022. …

Interactive perfomance #tomboλα and Walking Theatre workshops by Yasemin

#tomboλα – Interactive Performance by the Theatre Group ‘Yasemin’ Within the framework of the festival, the ‘Yasemin’ group invited the residents of Kaimakli, those who love Kaimakli or those who want to discover it, to participate in the interactive performance #tomboλα which was held at the coffee shop ‘I plateia’ that  is located in the …

Theatre performance ‘The Last of the Days’ and a series of experiential theatre workshops by Eidekanou Theatre

Theatre performance ‘The last of the days’ Within the framework of the festival, the ‘Eidekanou Theatre group’ presented the documentary performance ‘The last of the days’ (in greek; ‘Οι τελευταίες των ημερών’). The documentary performance “The Last of the Days” revolves around the biographies of the two actors’ grandmothers in an attempt to revive parts …

ECRN Artist Rooftop Residency – Maidie Van Den Bos: Distilling Nicosian sensory experiences

Artist Maidie van den Bos was selected to take part in one of the 18 rooftop residencies of the European Creative Rooftop Network. For this artistic exchange between Nicosia and Rotterdam, Maidie was asked to develop a Rooftop Art Project in Nicosia under the themes of “geopolitics” and “rooftop sensation”. During her residency in Nicosia, …

ECRN Artist Rooftop Residency – Maidie Van Den Bos: Nicosia’s gardens against rage “One ecology uniting community”

Artist Maidie van den Bos was selected to take part in one of the 18 rooftop residencies of the European Creative Rooftop Network. For this artistic exchange between Nicosia and Rotterdam, Maidie was asked to develop a Rooftop Art Project in Nicosia under the themes of “geopolitics” and “rooftop sensation”. During her residency in Nicosia, …

ECRN Artist Rooftop Residency – Shiro Masuyama: Feeding carrots from the South to wild donkeys in the North

Shiro Masuyama was selected to take part in one of the 18 rooftop residencies of the European Creative Rooftop Network. Shiro was selected after an open call for this residency to develop aRooftop Art Project in Nicosia under the themes of “geopolitics”, “emigration” and “rooftop sensation”. Shiro Masuyama’s performative piece creates a commentary on the …