Life Inside_Outside a Bubble

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On Saturday 21st March, the POST RI team spent the morning bursting the ‘bubble’ that is Cypriot society, as part of the ‘Life Inside_Outside a Bubble’ event organised by Urban Gorillas. In collaboration with Optimi project, participants to the giant bubble that filled the space inside Bedesten were invited to challenge their preconceptions and put their fears and complaints of the lives we on this island lead into perspective. By physically bursting balloons that carried shocking facts and sobering messages about events and situations developing globally, individuals were brought to earth, encouraged to feel global humane solidarity for a moment, before sharing hopes and dreams for the future that were sent soaring up into the sky. Children and adults alike appreciated the impact of the short, literal and audible, as well as the longer-lasting, metaphorical and quieter bursts.

21 Mart Cumartesi günü, POST RI ekibi, Uban Gorillas tarafından organize edilen “Baloncuğun İçindeki ve Dışındaki Hayat” isimli etkinlikte Optimi Project ile bir araya gelerek, Kıbrıs toplumunun önyargılarını sorguladı. Lefkoşa, Bedesten içerisinde İtalyan mimar Marco Canevacci tarafından dizayn edilen büyük şişme bir yapı içerisinde gerçekleşen etkinlikte ziyaretçiler, dünyada olup bitenler hakkında şok edici gerçekler ve aydınlatıcı mesajlar taşıyan balonları patlatarak, hayatlarındaki korku ve şikeyetlerin ötesine geçmeye, bir anlığına da olsa küresel gerçeklerle bağlantı kurmaya teşvik edildi. Balonların bir metafor olarak kullanılarak yetişkinlere olduğu kadar çocuklara da hitap eden etkinlikte, bir anlık gürültüyle patlayan balonların ortaya çıkardığı şaşırtıcı bilgiler ilgi ve taktir topladı. Etkinliğin sonunda, geleceğe yönelik umutların ve hayallerin yazıldığı balonlar göğe bırakıldı.

About POST Research Institute

POST is a non-profit, non-political organization set up by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus and established at 2002. Vision: To contribute towards achieving an alternative sustainable future, which comprises of an egalitarian Cypriot society, that recognizes the dignity of every living being. Mission: • On the basis of social equality/justice: o To contribute for creating an open dialogue on issues of peace education and reconciliation and working actively for the unification of the island. o To take action against gender discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression for achieving positive social transformation. o To advance, sensitize and advocate for a multicultural and diverse society in which all differences are recognized, understood and accepted. • To excel as an Institute in the execution of research and participatory action. • To strengthen research capacity in Cyprus. • To strive for ecological sustainability through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction.
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