This FOMA in Architectuul is dedicated to the modernist architecture in Cyprus. Socrates Stratis is in search of the unseeing architecture and the cities following the novel The City and the City by China Mieville.
The article is in Greek. It is part of a collective volume about Place / Landscape to celebrate Demetris Philippides work. The actual article is about our critical competition contribution (2nd prize) about the Mari Memorial in Cyprus. More precisely, we use architecture as spatial agency to show alternative ways of collective remembering of manmade disasters, away from dominant ones produced by religious and nationalistic practices.
This article is about reclaiming a political form of urbanism before the potential Cyprus reunification by enhancing, through the Hands-on Famagusta project, “agonistic” collective practices across the Cypriot divide.