University of Nicosia, Urban Gorillas and Plastique Fantastique


The FUSKOPOLIS project is a cooperation between Urban Gorillas and Plastique Fantastique.

During the workshop we held in November 2014 at University of Nicosia we designed and produced three different pneumatic structures. The result was so good that we decided to have an open call for artists in order to organise a festival: the FUSKOPOLIS Festival.

As a result of this process, the FUSKOPOLIS project was held for two days in each of the four Cypriot cities between March and April 2015. The sites chosen were important historical landmarks: the castles of Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos while in Nicosia the events have taken place in the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus. The project also acquired a bi-communal dimension with the installation placed inside and outside Bedestan (the former St. Nicholas church), in the north side of Nicosia. This endeavour was an attempt to raise awareness about public spaces within the Turkish Cypriot community and to bring members of the two communities together through the series of activities that were initiating social interaction.
The main tools adopted for the realisation of this mission consisted the utilisation of participatory action research, both in terms of direct urban interventions and observatory on-site research.


Oργανωτές εργαστηρίου : Urban Gorillas NGO / Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας – Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτονικής

Καθοδήγηση: Marco Canevacci

Συμμετοχή στο εργαστήρι: Σταύρη Παπαδοπούλου, Παπιώτης Γεώργιος, Μαρίνα Νεοφύτου, Σταυρούλα Μιχαήλ, Ράινα Κανάρη, Anna Merry, Αναστασία Τάκη, Ιωάννα Ιωσήφ, Βερόνικα Αντωνιου, Νικολέτα Δημητρίου, Αγγελική Κουτσοδημητροπούλου, Χριστίνα Κουλούμπρη, Σάββας Αναστάσιου, Sepear Nakh Javan, Ζαχαρίας Χρυσοστόμου, Olivier Sax, Χάρης Μουντης

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