ECRN Partner Meet-up in Nicosia

The ECRN consortium partner meeting took  place in Nicosia in October 2023 and the Urban Gorillas hosted the passionate team of Rooftop enthusiasts for 3 rich days of fruitful discussions about the legacy of the network. We at Urban Gorillas are beyond thrilled to have hosted the 7th ECRN meeting, discussing the transformative potential of utilizing …

Being the cat on the edge of the roof

Nurtane Karagil has transformed the rooftop of SPEL with an installation reminiscent of her own cosy Famagusta rooftop, where her beloved cats love to roam. The installation, entitled “CAT ON THE EDGE OF THE ROOF”, gave the observer an opportunity to contemplate how we can emulate the grace and confidence of cats when navigating life’s …

Pame Kaimakli Festival 2023 : Ιστορίες άλλωςΦώς

The Pame Kaimakli Festival 2023 marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration centered around the theme of “Ιστορίες άλλωςΦώς” (Stories in a New Light). Throughout the festival, attendees were immersed in a variety of events and experiences designed to illuminate the rich history and culture of the Kaimakli neighborhood. Maintaining its open and participatory character, …

The Potential of Agora Workshop

This workshop series was a dynamic collaboration between Urban Gorillas and The Architecture Research Centre of Nicosia University. Under the approach of ‘living classes’ of the Arch 101 – Introduction to Architectural Design, first-year architecture students participated in enriching workshops at the State Gallery of Contemporary Art- SPEL in Nicosia, as part of the SESSIONS …

“Hitsudankai – From now/here, Silence” at Afro Banana Festival

Agora, ingeniously designed by Urban Gorillas, is a mobile structure that champions public engagement by offering a unique platform for various voices. During the Afro Banana festival, Agora transcended into an oasis of non-verbal expression and tranquility. This space, devoid of spoken words, invites attendees to a realm of introspection and spiritual rejuvenation. Participants will …

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. …

“Restaurant of Stories Revealed in a Bowl”

In the framework of the neighbourhood festival “Pame Kaimakli 2020”, Urban Gorillas is carrying out community workshops through an open call.  We Circle Collective is one of the selected projects. The heterogeneous collective is undertaking social action through art projects, performances, workshops, community leisure and awareness events. Their passion is to tackle socio-political and ecological issues …

“Trattarisma” Theatre Workshop with EKYSY

In the framework of “Pame Kaimakli 2020” neighbourhood festival, Urban Gorillas is carrying out community workshops through an open call. Jasmine (Γιασεμίν) group is one of the selected projects. Its activities give space and time to people who are marginalised by society and to whom Art would not have reached otherwise. Through a series 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 …