In May 2014 we took a disused bus from the scrap yard and converted it into a temporary urban installation that transformed a pavement area at Ayios Antonios Park, along Stasinou Avenue outside the old walls of Nicosia, into a shaded green space for social interaction among city dwellers. With this project we were able to promote Cypriot artistic work at street level, offer the public a creative use of public space and promote Tiganokinisi, an innovative project turning used cooking oil into biodiesel. The Green Urban Kitchen Bus was an action to raise awareness about the use of public transport and get people thinking about sustainable living, recycling, and growing our own food at home.
The Green Urban Kitchen Bus was temporarily installed in Nicosia, and then in Limassol, offering shaded seating and temporary green spaces in the city. It has since been returned to the scrap yard and its future remains uncertain.
The bus was inaugurated on 29 May by Dr. Costas Kadis, Minister of Education and Culture.
This project was made possible by support from the Cyprus Fulbright Commission and was realised in cooperation with AKTI.