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


INTRODUCTION

EDITOR'S NOTE: WATER & ITS POLITICS | A Brief Overview


1 WATER ISSUE  |   Politics of Water & the Activist-Artist: the 'Waterscapes' Exhibition

FROM WATER ILLITERACY TO WATER ACTIVISM - Hyewon Lee curator, professor Daejin University

WATER POLITICS & ITS ARTISTS - Melina Nicolaides artist

CONVERSATIONS ON WATER IN CYPRUS & KOREA - Hyewon Lee & Melina Nicolaides

FLUID STATES: THE AESTHETICS & POLITICS OF WATER - Sadanand Menon arts editor, cultural journalist

THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE - Yeji Yu Energy & Climate Policy Research Institute (ECPI)

CONTEMPORARY ART & GEOPOLITICS OF WATER - Park Soyoung curator, Pohang City Museum of Art

THE POLITICS OF WATER & CONTEMPORARY ART - Guiyoung Hwang  artist

SOME FINAL THOUGHTS ON WATER - Melina Nicolaides
 

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

EDITOR'S NOTE: PIPELINE POLITICS - Melina Nicolaides

WATER: FOR GOOD OR EVIL? - Aris Petasis International Management Consultant  

WATER: PEACE OR WAR? - Savvas Iacovides  Editor-in-Chief, Simerini Newspaper (1983-1998)

WATER IN POLITICS: TURKEY'S EXPANSION - Costas Mavrides  Member of the European Parliament

PIPELINE  PROJECT EVALUATION - Nicos Neocleous • President, Cyprus Civil Engineering Association (2011-13)

TURKEY'S HYDROLOGICAL HEGEMONY - Constantinos Adamides Director, Diplomatic Academy, UNic

ERDOGAN'S WATER - Nikos Moudouros  PhD Turkish Middle Eastern Studies

"PEACE WATER" SEMANTICS - Petros Savvides • Research Associate, Cyprus Center for European Int. Affairs, UNic

PIPELINE  PHOTO & VIDEO ESSAYS - Andreas Manolis • freelance photo-journalist

OPAQUE WATER - Hakan Djuma • PhD cand., Energy, Environment Water Research Centre (The Cyprus Institute) 

A THORNY PIPELINE - Ram Aviram  Ambassador of Israel (ret) & Hydro-diplomacy Consultant

SOME FINAL THOUGHTS - Melina Nicolaides

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)