Activate's "EM/MENA Project" | Seoul, S. Korea

2 September - 5 November, 2017 | Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism

Imminent Commons is about identifying opportunities and challenges for future cities. It provides a forum for debate to policy makers, experts and citizens to propose creative ways to address urban problems of the 21st century, such as rapid urbanization, changing climate conditions, scarcity of resources, and privatization of commons. Organized along two major exhibitions, the Cities and the Thematic, the EM/MENA Project participated with projects & live presentations in both sections.

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Fieldwork Trip | North Coast & South Sinai, Egypt

Jan-Feb, 2017 | Research for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism

This was the first of our fieldwork visits to Egypt in 2017. With scientists from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and their colleagues, the purpose of this trip was to begin to compile on-site knowledge on critical local environmental issues. This was in preparation for the projects relating to Egypt for the 2017 Seoul Biennale, presented within both sections of this event, the Cities and Thematic Exhibitions.

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"WATER PREPPERS" Exhibition | Seoul, S. Korea

8 November - 1 December, 2016 | “Dongdaemun Design Plaza” by Zaha Hadid

This exhibition is part of the ongoing research, exhibitions and presentations on critical issues related to the global water & environmental crisis organized prior to the opening of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism 2017. For this exhibition, ACTIVATE presented a documentary research project on Cyprus: “A Mediterranean Story: An Island of Water Preppers”.

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FUTURE FOREST | "Save the Earth" Exhibition | NY, USA

27 September - 6 October, 2016 | UN Headquarters | New York City

The Korean NGO Future Forest presents an exhibition to highlight the importance of anti-desertification and sustainable land management efforts for the well-being of human life on earth - the latest initiative of its ongoing “Save the Earth Green Corps” campaign. The exhibition will open parallel to the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA71).



10-22nd June, 2016 | Atsas Training Center | Skourisotissa/Katydata
Designing for Dryland Resilience: PDC Full-curriculum Course

ACTIVATE joins the Cyprus “Mission for Change” movement with the internationally-recognised Permaculture Design Certificate, a full-immersion course specifically adapted for the particular semi-arid conditions of Cyprus.



Event on Saturday, 19th of March | 10.00-13.00 | Pera Orinis, Cyprus
Pedieos River Project #1 Clean-up & Presentation at the Tamassos Reservoir

ACTIVATE in partnership with the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center of The Cyprus Institute, and with the support of Community Council of Pera Orinis contribute to the internationally observed World Water Day of 2016.


WATER MATTERS | InKo Centre - Chennai, India

8-19th January, 2016 - Project: Artistic Intervention as Social Responsibility
“Water Matters” Panel Talk on Wednesday 12 Jan. at the Indo-Korean Cultural Centre

Speakers: Hyewon Lee, Curator & Art History Professor; Guiyoung Hwang, Artist; Pa. Madhavan, Founder & Festival Director of Coovum Art Festival; Melina Nicolaides, Artist & Founder of ACTIVATE



29th November, 2015 - The Cyprus edition of the global People's Climate March

that preceded the inauguration of the UN Paris Climate Summit COP21 was

organized by the local affiliate of the “Friends of the Earth” Nonprofit Organization.

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BUILDING BRIDGES Conference | Nicosia, Cyprus

15-17th July, 2015 - The Cyprus Institute's “Energy, Water and Climate Change”

EWACC 2015: Building Bridges between Europe, the Middle East & North Africa

ACTIVATE Talk, Poster & Video Presentation:
“The Role of the Activist-Artist in Building Bridges Between Art, Science and Politics”

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