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. …

PAME KAIMAKLI 2022: OPEN CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

July 8th – 12th, 2022 & Selected days for workshops in June Πάμε Καϊμακλί / Let’s Go Kaimakli is a neighbourhood festival launched in 2013 by the residents of the Kaimakli district and since 2015 in collaboration with Urban Gorillas. From a series of ad-hoc informal events taking place in the private houses of the …

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 …

Vertical Garden

Vertical Gardens was an action of the A-Delicious Place* project and was the launch event of Pame Kaimakli Festival 2020. It took place in the form of a community-garden planting event. Urban Gorillas envisioned and constructed a structure to activate the main church square of the neighbourhood  through the active participation of the community concerned. …

Urban Glenti

The ‘Urban Glenti’ installation took place at the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival of 2019 in the Buffer Zone of Nicosia next to the Home of Cooperation. Urban Gorillas invited the wider public to rethink issues and activities related to the Buffer Zone. They looked into this liminal zone not merely as a negative repercussion …

In-Communicado urban workshops

The In-Communicado project took form as a one-week event that included interactive workshops, open air screenings, urban actions and researches conducted on both sides of Nicosia.  Urban Gorillas, in collaboration with Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), invited the multi-award winning Italian director Alessandro Negrini to screen his latest movie ‘TIDES’ and hold a two-day workshop …

Women NGOs active in peace-building presentation: A Georgian-Abkhazian study visit

Our office welcomed twenty women from Georgia and Abkhazia on Saturday November 4th 2017, as part of their study visit in the island to meeting women in pioneering positions and NGOs active in bi-communal actions. Kindly approached we prepared a morning of getting to know Kaimakli (our work neighbourhood) and a short presentation of our …

The Independent project – MAXXI Museum, Rome

Within the context of Maxxi museum’s The Independent project, Urban Gorillas and co. are presenting Urban Spectacle, a series of public interventions exploring basic human activities in urban spaces, starting out from the relationship that is established between observer, player and spatial context and attempting to spark a new dialogue between them. The project is designed to encourage …

The Independent project – MAXXI Museum, Rome

Within the context of Maxxi museum’s The Independent project, Urban Gorillas and co. are presenting Urban Spectacle, a series of public interventions exploring basic human activities in urban spaces, starting out from the relationship that is established between observer, player and spatial context and attempting to spark a new dialogue between them. The project is designed to encourage …