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Increasing people's awareness of sustainability

Increasing people's awareness of sustainability - social, economic, environmental - is a firmly established objective of placemaking. Learning about natural resources, fauna and vegetation, local traditions (crafts, food) helps people to understand the essential characteristics of a place, and to appreciate the need to preserve them. This has been done in Ljubljana by learning about the indigenous vegetation invading the fenced plot, and in Nicosia, by collecting and caring plants in public space.

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April 2020 to July 2021

A Visionary Place in Bologna

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Greening the city workshops

In the framework of the Urban Entrepreneurship summer workshop organised by Urban Gorillas and the Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Cyprus University two afternoon workshops were dedicated to develo...

Posted on 21/10/19

The Finnish artist Nina Backman visiting our Parklet

On July 21, 2021 the Finnish artist Nina Backman visited our parklet in Bologna and gave a lecture at City Space Architecture's headquarters on her Silence Project. Nina has recenly curated, as p...

Posted on 21/07/26

The new world of hyperlocal food, Benjamin Greene

On July 6 2021, Benjamin Greene from Imaginary Farms, gave an online lecture open to the public with the title “The new world of hyperlocal Food”. The lecture was attended by students of t...

Posted on 21/07/06

Guided Walk

Urban Gorillas and Students of the Summer course: Urban Entrepreneurship - Opportunities in times of uncertainty  took part in two guided visits in relation to Greening strategies in the city and...

Posted on 21/07/03

Vertical Garden

A Delicious Place is a placemaking activity composed of a series of actions that were hosted at the Pame Kaimakli 2020 festival in Nicosia. The festival's main theme revolved around the topic of f...

Posted on 20/11/19

Kaimakli Gardens

A Delicious Place is a placemaking activity composed of a series of actions that were hosted at the Pame Kaimakli 2020 festival in Nicosia. The festival's main theme revolved around the topic of f...

Posted on 20/11/18

AHiddenPlace goes green

After getting more familiar with AHiddenPlace location through our visits, students presentations and discussions in previous workshop sessions, we had organised a guest lecture, delivered by the memb...

Posted on 20/03/26



Recorded and edited in 2020-2021, TERRApolis is a trilogy dedicated to the city of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat that takes form in a journey through the physical, spiritual, human and non-human lif...

Posted on December 23, 2020


Placemakers (11):

Luisa Bravo


Bologna (Italy)

Luisa Bravo is a global academic scholar and educator, cultural entrepreneur and public space activi...

Giulia Gualtieri

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Bologna (Italy)

Giulia is an architect and urban development strategist, specialised in human-centred design and pla...

Veronika Antoniou


Nicosia (Cyprus)

Veronika is the co-founder and managing director of Urban Gorillas, a Nicosia-based NGO focused...

Teresa Tourvas


Nicosia (Cyprus)

Teresa completed her Graduate studies in Architecture at MIT and her Bachelors at Nottingham Trent U...

Marina Kyriakou


Nicosia (Cyprus)

Marina Kyriakou is an architect and urban planner currently working in Nicosia, Cyprus. During her a...

Alenka Korenjak


Ljubljana (Slovenia)

I’m an architect and cofounder of prostoRož. What inspires me more than buildings is the space...

Maša Cvetko


Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Maša Cvetko is one of the co-founders of Prostorož. Since 2004 she has been active in th...

Špela Verovšek


Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Špela Verovšek graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and gain her PhD degree...

Zala Velkavrh


Ljubljana (Slovenia)

As a communicologist and sociologist, I help prostoRož put designs and shapes into words. What makes...

Tadeja Zupančič


Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Tadeja Zupančič is a professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture. She is Vice-...

Matevž Juvančič


Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Is an architect, a teacher and a researcher at the Faculty of Architecture. His research work was in...