EMPACT: New Upcoming Seminar in Cyprus!

CUT CREATIVE SUSTAINABILITY-IN-PRACTICE Seminars, Workshops, Performance and Concert

We are pleased to announce the 2-day workshop “Creative Sustainability-in-Practice” in the framework of the innovative project EMPACT – Empathy and Sustainability: The Art of Thinking like a Mountain, co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme (Grant Agreement No: 101055903 – EMPACT – CREA-CULT-2021-COOP-2). The workshop is organized by Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and will be held in Greek and English language.

The seminar aims to bring together artists, art and cultural professionals, theorists and key-thinkers in creative sustainability, philosophy and social sciences to discuss and explore ways of intensifying the powers of art in tackling the key pillars of sustainability. Furthermore, the workshops will introduce, discuss and clarify the meaning of “creative sustainability” in arts, which has important implications for artistic research, training and practice. The event is expected to support artists and cultural professionals to engage with mainstream research from art, sustainability studies and humanities on the role of creative sustainability and perspective taking in advocating for environmental issues.

The Creative Sustainability-in-Practice seminar will include one online session, one rural session (Agios Ioannis Pitsilias) and two urban sessions (CUT premises). The topics of focus are climate justice, sustainability and non-human beings, landscape exploration, sound art and sustainable fashion. The sessions will include artistic workshops on music and design, sound and dance performance and an electronic music concert.


Andreas Papalla (University of Oxford, Cyprus University of Technology, University of Cyprus), Danae Ioannou (Cyprus University of Technology), Efi Kyprianidou (Cyprus University of Technology), Ester Toribio Roura (Technological University of Dublin, Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media), Jye O’ Sallivan (Technological University of Dublin, Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media), Lewis Coene-Rowe (Culture/Shift Manager), Melany Constantinou (artist), Christos Loizou (artist).


Marinos Koutsomichalis (Cyprus University of Technology), Marios Stavrou (Visual Artist), Urban Gorillas (NGO), Vasiliki Anastasiou (singer, vocal coach), Yiannis Christidis (Cyprus University of Technology).

If you are an artist, arts manager, cultural professional, researcher, educator, student, or representative of a business company interested in cultural development, join us! The workshop has a limited number of participants: to reserve your place, please fill in the short registration form here.

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