ACTIVATe | discussions
ACTIVATE | DISCUSSIONS is our online web-based forum for publication of essays and articles. It is part of our participatory platform within the larger objective of sharing information that has the aim of activating people around the urgent concerns and preoccupations of our time. This initiative presents written and visual material (photo and video essays) from contributors who address the contemporary topics with which the Organization is engaged.
The aim is to share with our readers some informed viewpoints and constructive discussions - from a range of disciplines - around the subjects that are important to us. The hope is to interest more people around these topics, as part of our belief that creatively-shared awareness can compel us to connect more closely on those issues that will ultimately, affect us all.
Our first series of publications is around the topic of water.
We have started off the discussion here ourselves with the first issue of our Essays on Water series.
Please contact us if you would like to submit a contribution along similar lines to any of these water discussions. →
2015 | essays ON WATER:
Activating Art and People: Sites of Confrontation and Propositions for Change in World Water Politics
1 • WATER ISSUE | Politics of Water & the Activist-Artist: the 'Waterscapes' Exhibition
FLUID STATES: THE AESTHETICS & POLITICS OF WATER - Sadanand Menon • arts editor, cultural journalist
2 • WATER ISSUE | "Coming to Water": a Humanistic Approach to Water in the Natural World, in our Cultures & in Art
EDITOR'S NOTE: COMING TO WATER - Melina Nicolaides
WATER MANUFACTORY - Ravi Agarwal • photographer, environmental activist, founder NGO Toxics Link
WATER'S URGENCIES: FIVE SEPARATE VISIONS - J.W. Mahoney • artist, curator, art critic
IT NEVER RAINS BUT IT POURS - Martin Hellicar • Sr. Research Coordinator, Conservation NGO Birdlife Cyprus
3 • WATER ISSUE | Water Politics CYPRUS: Discussing the Turkey to Occupied Cyprus Sub-Sea Water Pipeline Project
PIPELINE • PROJECT EVALUATION - Nicos Neocleous • President, Cyprus Civil Engineering Association (2011-13)
"PEACE WATER" SEMANTICS - Petros Savvides • Research Associate, Cyprus Center for European & Int. Affairs, UNic
OPAQUE WATER - Hakan Djuma • PhD cand., Energy, Environment & Water Research Centre (The Cyprus Institute)
Please note that our Water Issue No. 2, ‘Coming to Water’ is ongoing, and intended to be open to submissions.
Banner image: from Ravi Agarwal's 'Riverbank Installations' (2007)