For the today’s IMAP we visited the Agorà PROJECT, in the Old Municipal Market of Nicosia; a non-profit project in which you can find many educational and multicultural events.
The Old Municipality Market was built in the ’70 from the need of the greek Cypriots to have a food market after the division of the island into Republic of Cyprus and North Cyprus.
The building was then used for many years as the open market of Nicosia until 5 years ago, when a funded project was proposed and approved by the municipality.
Then all the shops and the activities were sold and the building remained abandoned for about 3 years, waiting for the progress of the Research University project.
After this period of no activity, a group of indipendent people had the official approval from the municipality to use the space for educational and cultural events.
Without any external help they worked hard to renew,refresh and made it alive.
There are now many different little groups, whom each of them propose unique activities and sub-projects that take in place here. Many people from any country and cultural background join these projects as well.
The project has been going on so far for 3 years but it is uncertain if it will continue to be alive in the Old Market of Nicosia.
Still, according to Alexis, one of the founders of the project, Agorà is supported by the municipality and it may have a future!
We also took part in Arte migrante, a sub-project of Agorà.
It takes place every Wednesday here.
Arte migrante offer many different space to any kind of art brought by any kind of background, it is like a melting pot of cultures! You can start the evening by talking and knowing new people, you will can be able to dance Scottish dances to listen to great speeches!
The environment in Agorà is very special and unique,we suggest you to take a look into there and partecipate in any of the great and interesting events,from weekely language lessons to arts events!
Thank you for reading!