Nicosia Focus Groups

Urban Gorillas organised and moderated three focus groups for the U-SOLVE program in collaboration with the programs partners – The Cyprus Institute and the University of Cyprus.  The U-SOLVE program is a European Mediterranean basin program focused on supporting innovative entrepreneurship, while addressing sustainable development challenges, and job creation in emerging social and environmental markets. …

Co-design workshop with 5th grade students!

Οn June 3rd 2022, members of the Urban Gorillas team run a short co-design workshop with 30 animated, 5th grade students! The scope of the workshop was to explore, along with the students potential elements which could convert their school yard into a more ‘vibrant’, ‘colourful’, ‘freer’, ‘happier’, and ‘greener’ place! As a final result …

Summer course: Urban Entrepreneurship – Opportunities in times of uncertainty

Within the framework of the Summer course: Urban Entrepreneurship – Opportunities in times of uncertainty, organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship – C4E, University of Cyprus and the Urban Gorillas and powered by PwC Cyprus – 1st and 2nd year students of different disciplines from the University of Cyprus came together in order to tackle …

Urban Playground: Urban Gorillas x Creatoyo

Urban Playground was a design thinking workshop led by Urban Gorillas for the CreaToyo event of Toyo University. Urban PlayGround has addressed the issue of Social engagement at times of Social distancing through the use of Play. The idea of Play was used to create a framework around the topic of community building at times …

Trattarisma

Trattarisma is the third of the video documentaries produced for the A Delicious Place* activity and presented in Pame Kaimakli 2020. It followed the stories revealed through the theatre workshops with retirees from the neighborhood led by Natalia Panayiotou of the Jasmine collective. The Jasmine (Γιασεμίν) group designs its activities in order to give space …

CREATOYO

Urban Gorillas participated in an intense, yet fantastic creativity week event: CREATOYO 1st edition, organized by GINOS department of グローバル × Global / Toyo University and Mosaic HEC! A three-day design-thinking workshop was delivered by board directors Veronika Antoniouand Yiorgos Hadjichristou for 1st and 2nd year students of Toyo University. The thematic centered on the regeneration the famous Jizo Dori shopping …

I am Where you are : Where am I?

Urban Gorillas participated at the DACC and the Triennial Degree Program that offers its students an intensive teaching formula called “A week with …“. These workshops are aimed at learning the architectural project not so much through a design experience, such as the summer workshops, but through an intense dialogue developed over a week between …

Do it your street

Urban gorillas’ five-member youth team has returned after a 10-day residency in St. Etienne, France organized by Crefad Loire and Ici Bientôt. Together with 30 young people across Europe, they have succeeded in transforming the heart of the historic neighborhood of St. Etienne using participatory design processes. They have worked together for the renewal of …

Fall School of Management of Creativity week workshop

The Fall School of Creativity Management offered a rich and diverse one-week program, where participants learn best practices on innovation and creativity through a privileged contact with influential thinkers, creators, academics, professionals and managers. This was achieved through company visits, seminars, and interactive workshops. The 8th edition of the School was held in Strasbourg from the 6th to 11th …