Pame Kaimakli connects with Japan with the Peace Lab!
We are super excited to announce the launch of our new project ‘Peace Lab: In search of Harmony between Man and Topos΄.
The project consists of a series of cultural and artistic actions to promote peace and to dissolve physical and mental borders of the division in the neighbourhood of Kaimakli in Cyprus.The first action is a Kite making and flying workshop in collaboration with OBI collective from Japan.
The project aims to create more than 100 kites and fly them across both sides of Kaimakli in an effort to create common skies over our divided neighbourhood.
4 workshops will take place led by artists from the OBI collective and a kite technician Michiyoshi Yamamiya from Niigata* Japan, a city world famous for their kite making traditions. (More Info below)
Workshop schedule: 5, 6, 7,and 8 July from 6pm-8pm
The Workshops are FREE but LIMITED PLACES are available, so reserve your place by the 12TH OF JUNE at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is hosted by the PAME KAIMAKLI FESTIVAL 2022 : URBAN PLAYGROUND running from 8 of July to 12 of July.It is funded by by the The Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund* , the Ministry of Culture and Education – Πολιτιστικές Υπηρεσίες – ΥΠΠΑΝ and supported by the Nicosia Municipality – Δήμος Λευκωσίας, Visit Nicosia (Lefkosia) and Embassy of Japan in Cyprus.
**Further info:The project’s inspiration originates from Shirone Kite Festival happening every year in Niigata prefecture, where residents are engaged in a celebration of peace, creatively and optimistically responding to a misfortunate event dating back in 1800. We would like to use the idea of “kite battle” to address the ongoing division of our island and to share and exchange with invited artists from Japan ideas about peacemaking through socially engaged practises as experienced in Japanese culture.