The Cyprus High Commission in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Hellenic Institute, the Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies, and the Centre for the GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Fitzwilliam Museum – University of Cambridge, presented the exhibition Creating Diasporic Worlds at the Cyprus House, between 5- 19 July 2022.
Creating Diasporic Worlds brought together three projects that were selected as a result of the competition call Creative Commissions, inviting creative collaborations between academics and artists that explore diasporic identities, cultures, politics and ways of being:
THE GREEN LINE IN LONDON’S GREEN LANES by Olivia Melkonian, Anoushka Berberian, Tatevik Ayvazyan and Rebecca Jinks.
LIQUID NARRATIVES by Anastasia Mina and Konstantinos Argianas.
APHRODITE’S SISTERS by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Antigone Heraclidou, Giorgos Papantoniou and Christine E. Morris.
The exhibition opened on Tuesday July 5th by the High Commissioner of Cyprus, HE Mr Andreas Kakouris. Achilleas Hadjikyriacou, Director at the Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies, RHUL, talked about the selection process of the call, the participating organisations and the overarching concept that runs through the three selected projects. There followed short presentations of the three projects by a representative of each project, namely, Rebecca Jinks, Anastasia Mina and Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert. The speakers were introduced by Marios Psaras, Cultural Counsellor.
creating diasporic worlds
5 – 19 JULY 2022
Curated by Marios Psaras, Cultural Counsellor - Cyprus High Commission, Achilleas Hadjikyriacou, Director - Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies (RHUL), Sasha Engelmann, Researcher at the Centre for GeoHumanities (RHUL), and Anastasia Christophilopoulou, Head of Antiquities, Fitzwilliam Museum.
Organised by the Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission in partnership with the Hellenic Institute, the Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies and the Centre for the GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Fitzwilliam Museum – University of Cambridge, and supported by HARI and the School of Humanities at RHUL.
Photography by Benjamin Deakin.