CampScape Project
CampScape Project
About the Project

CYENS Centre of Excellence participates in Culture Moves Europe, an initiative fostering mobility for artists and cultural professionals throughout Europe. Our proposal stood out as the sole choice from Cyprus along numerous European applications.

 

Empowering Through Design

Culture Moves Europe, spanning 40 European countries, supports artists and cultural professionals. CYENS aims to make a significant impact with an intervention at Pournara camp, engaging four architects/designers to collaboratively design social installations.

What makes this project distinctive is its tailored response to the unique needs of young unaccompanied boys ages 14-17 residing at the Pournara refugee camp. Residents will actively contribute to the design process, ensuring that the installations address their specific requirements, fostering a sense of ownership.

Our goal is to create a humane environment by involving migrants in the design of a communal entertainment/sports area that directly responds to their needs.

 CYENS provides support through mentoring, tools, and materials, aligning with our ethos of promoting creativity and innovation while addressing social issues for a more inclusive society.

Project Implementation

The project spans 7 months, from January to August 2024, with on-site visits and implemtation commencing in July-August. Selected architects/designers from Tunisia, Estonia, Spain, Brazil, guided by CYENS professionals and social experts from CODECA, the Asylum Service, and Social Welfare, will spearhead the implementation.

 

Selected Designers & Architects

 

About the Project

CYENS Centre of Excellence participates in Culture Moves Europe, an initiative fostering mobility for artists and cultural professionals throughout Europe. Our proposal stood out as the sole choice from Cyprus along numerous European applications.

 

Empowering Through Design

Culture Moves Europe, spanning 40 European countries, supports artists and cultural professionals. CYENS aims to make a significant impact with an intervention at Pournara camp, engaging four architects/designers to collaboratively design social installations.

What makes this project distinctive is its tailored response to the unique needs of young unaccompanied boys ages 14-17 residing at the Pournara refugee camp. Residents will actively contribute to the design process, ensuring that the installations address their specific requirements, fostering a sense of ownership.

Our goal is to create a humane environment by involving migrants in the design of a communal entertainment/sports area that directly responds to their needs.

 CYENS provides support through mentoring, tools, and materials, aligning with our ethos of promoting creativity and innovation while addressing social issues for a more inclusive society.

 

Project Implementation

The project spans 7 months, from January to August 2024, with on-site visits and implemtation commencing in July-August. Selected architects/designers from Tunisia, Estonia, Spain, Brazil, guided by CYENS professionals and social experts from CODECA, the Asylum Service, and Social Welfare, will spearhead the implementation.

 

Selected Designers & Architects

 

Project Updates
January/February

Our four resident artists Mateus, Sasha, Daly and Camila, under the mentorship of the TMS team, have been actively engaged in a multifaceted exploration of the Pournara Reception Centre. Their initial visits involved a comprehensive site analysis, where they used the TMS Media desk’s 360 camera to document existing facilities. Interactions with social workers from the Asylum Service and Social Welfare further provided valuable insights into the space’s main needs and glimpses into the daily lives of the boys.

The insights were materialized through the creation of a precise 1:50 scale site model, digitally fabricated using the laser cutter available at the main workshop of TMS. Last week marked a significant milestone as our resident artists presented the outcomes of their research during our first official internal presentation. Guided by the TMS team and mentors Calin Segal and Pedro Gil Farias, this session served as a pivotal moment for refining their direction and setting the course for the next steps in this transformative project.

360 documentation of Pournara designated area
360 documentation of Pournara designated area
creation of site model
creation of site model
mentors meeting
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 This work was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.