. Please choose your HUB!

Witnessing many historical cross points, Famagusta is still connecting different peripheries, constantly existing as being a hot spot and a playground for confronting ideas that reveal its multilayered inner structure. In a process of detection of this imaginary ‘HUB’, today’s practices for unboxing its values can lead us into the adventure of how to repeat/re-read/re-understand/re-focus.

Witnessing many historical cross points, Famagusta is still connecting different peripheries, constantly existing as being a hot spot and a playground for confronting ideas that reveal its multilayered inner structure. In a process of detection of this imaginary ‘HUB’, today’s practices for unboxing its values can lead us into the adventure of how to repeat/re-read/re-understand/re-focus.

Values of the past and the present are woven into patterns that surround Famagusta’s phenomenon today: till tangible values of spaces are not affecting directly the ‘users’, still there is a set of intangible features offering multilayered identifications with different domains.

To unbox Famagusta today is not just a matter of proper translation or simple understanding; it is more about how to perceive, to detect and locate, to pinpoint the shades of reality. Underlining the possibilities and covering domains of architectural, industrial, interior, product and up to urban scale design, all touching Famagusta’s inheritance at the level of multicultural complexity, will lead us to undress the outer skin and shine again through creative responses from its deep, hidden beautiful inner being.

7th International Design Week_EMU will foster design around the theme ‘The HUB’, this year at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Architecture, throughout 15-18 May, 2017.

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