Rethinking Architecture Workshop: Inflating the Public_I

8 September 2014 – 19 September 2014

Architecture Research Centre of the University of Nicosia

With guest instructor from Rome, Daniele Mancini, architect and specialist in inflatable structures

The participants were asked to conceive, design and construct flexible inflatable structures that were installed at various locations in Nicosia in a three-day pop-up event. The working material was polyethylene and the participants experimented with the technique of taping for its assembly. The outcome of the workshop acted as a tool in regenerating urban public spaces in Nicosia. Participants were selected through an open call. All the materials and participation in the workshop were provided to the participants free of charge.

This workshop was the beginning of a series of workshops for the collaborative project Green Urban Laboratory (GUL) and was run by Urban Gorillas in partnership with the University of Nicosia and made possible with funding from the EEA Grants & Norway Grants. The overall project, that incorporates research and action based activities, was aimed at raising awareness on the importance of public spaces in developing socially sustainable cities through bottom-up initiatives that endorse participatory democracy.

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