Reclaim the Urban Space!

The Research Institute PROMITHEAS organized with the suppport of transform! europe an event with alternative, non-commercial activities for the local community, the family and its citizens of Nicosia who, through their presence reclaimed – albeit temporarily – the old GSP stadium as a “Common” space for all.

The event aimed to raise awareness of the local community about the use of the old GSP stadium space in downtown Nicosia as well as on the wider concept of ‘Commons’. The Event took place on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at the old site of GSP stadium at the junction of Evagorou – Grigori Avxentiou St, from 18:00 until 22:00. The event included an open discussion-presentation of the historic background and development of the space with the participation of experts and the public. Informative kiosks were set up for the visitors, environmentally friendly organizations and groups of young people got involved and presented their ‘green’ products. Recreational activities for children and adults (music, food, drink, face painting etc) as well as kiosks with books, artists, handmade constructions and eco products were presented. The aim was to provide an alternative use of the space and immerse the public to a virtual world of what this space could actually be and how citizens could enjoy it on a permanent basis.