Stories for Peace

We shared two ‘peace’ stories with the editor in chief of http://www.coastalseekers.com Amelia and her partner Josh. This inspiring couple created an online platform for travel video/ bloggers to share their stories. There are many ways for peace making; art, architecture, storytelling, permaculture, economy and many more. Our first story came from art in which…

Kent Ölçeğinde Barış Düzeni Kurabilme Pratiği: Mağusa Ekoşehir Projesi

  “Her iktidarın otoriter yapısını dayattığı mekanlar vardır. Toplumdaki bireylerin birbirlerine eklenerek yarattıkları kendi mekanları da vardır ve bu mekanların iktidarla olan ilişkisi savaş halini belirlemektedir. İnsanlık tarihi boyunca başkasının mekanını ele geçirme en büyük güç göstergelerinden biri sayılmıştır. Kant (1960) savaş halini ‘kanunsuzluk’ olarak tanımlamaktadır. Barış hali ise hukuk düzenini kurmaktır. Bu bağlamda barış,…

Interview for EL PAÍS Newspaper

We may not be close to find a permenant solution to the Cyprus problem yet. However we need to learn to cooperate together in order to provide a sustainable future to our children. No matter what, we will keep on sharing our common vision for an integrated, peaceful and ecological city and a better life…

Cyprus: The Trapped Treasures of a Divided Island

»Source: Euronews “Good morning everybody, welcome to this amazing walking and talking tour of the wonderful city of Famagusta,” says archaeologist and art historian guide Anna Marangou. As always, she and her fellow guide Orhan have words in Greek and Turkish to welcome their party. Their bi-communal efforts was one of the examples recognized by the Stelios…

Kıbrıs’ın Uyuyan Hazineleri

»Haber kaynağı: Euronews  Arkeolog ve Sanat Tarihçisi Anna Marangou Kıbrıs Türk Turizm ve Seyahat Acenteleri Birliği (KITSAB) Başkanı Orhan Tolun ile birlikte Gazimağusa’da tarihi yerlere turistik gezi düzenliyorlar. Anna Rum, Orhan ise Türk kökenli birer Kıbrıslı. Adanın her iki tarafında düzenledikleri bu gezilerin amacı Kıbrıslılara ortak tarihi miraslarını tanıtmak. Kıbrıs, 1974’teki müdahaleden bu yana, Kuzeydeki…

‘Risky Travels’ Exhibition 2017

In August of 1974, artist from Paphos, Andy Adamos, abandons his art studio in Famagusta, with all the body of his art works in it. Many years later, a Turkish Cypriot architect and artist Baki Boğaç  discovered Andy Adamos’ studio, and decided to safe keep the artworks, and to return them to their rightful owner when…

Sayıklamalar

Yenidüzen Gazetesi Eki, Sayı 393 –13 Kasım 2016 Ceren Boğaç ‘Veda’ üzerine… Saydım. Bir veda tam 14 satıra sığarmış, ‘sevgiyle kal’ kısmı hariç. Sustum. Bir kalbi duymak için geçen 28 saatlik sessizliğin sonu hiç bir şarkıya çıkmazmış. Öğrendim.  Her noktanın altına koyduğum virgüller anlatmak istediğim hiç bir şeyi kurtarmaya yetmezmiş. Gördüm. Ayrılığın her bir yüzünden kaçırdığım gözlerim, bir damla akıtmak için yüzlerce…

“No Man’s House” Documentary

Yesterday we talked with  Hansjürgen Schmölzer and Gerfried Guggi from Austrian public Television ORF about current situation in Cyprus, our projections and future expectations from art and architecture point of views,  for their documentary. We would like to thank them for including us to their exclusive documentary about reflecting the historic development and current social and socio-cultural…

Book of Canova International Architect Encounter

I am so honoured to be part of Canova International Architect Encounter with other 56 distinguished architects from twenty four countries which is organised every year by Canova Association. The  association has been developed spectacular recuperation and re-evaluation of rural medieval stone architecture  in Canova, Oira di Crevoladossola, Italy, since 2001. The goal of the association is…

How a ghost town embodies the Cypriot divide

»Source: Al Jazeera As political negotiations continue, one group is pushing to revitalise the long-abandoned district of Varosha.    by Megan O’Toole Famagusta, Cyprus – Four decades ago, time froze in the coastal Cypriot district of Varosha. Eggs were still boiling on hot stovetops. Children’s toys remained strewn across living-room floors. Clothes were left on their hangers inside…

Thanks to Al Jazeera

Thanks to Megan and Wojtek from Al Jazeera to help us to share our vision for an integrated Famagusta! All about the project and more is coming in the documentary by Vasia Markides soon. The Famagusta Ecocity Project Teaser

Telling our true stories

It was so strange to walk with Berta in my town in a street called Recep Tayyip Erdoğan…  As a citizen who was born and grown in Famagusta, I haven’t heard that street name before. Yet it was what googlemaps tells to her. I want to thank her with her amazing spirit to translate my feelings into…