Dear friends, an experiment :)
We have two Polaroid cameras, and films (mostly colour, and black and white).
Bring your eyes/cameras/phones/(Polaroids, if you have), and come at 10am at Hoi Polloi (map: https://goo.gl/maps/hxDKp8bF5rk ).
We will start with a small intro/workshop (along with coffee) there.
Soon after, we will head out to the streets of old Nicosia, for a walking workshop. There, we take photos with the Polaroids. The resulting instant photos will be featured at Hoi Polloi as an exhibition - the same day, we set it together :).
Here is the catch: We have finite amounts of films - hence, finite amounts of shots :). ALL decide together, how to use them, wisely :).
We are putting community media theory, research, into practice: "...encouragement of co-decision making and self-organization of the participants while producing the photos, adopting a maximalist participatory approach. While looking at the same scenery, participants (or groups of participants) will portray different perspectives/angles of the same surrounding - their unique voices will be expressed which will bring a pluralist approach to the table. Additionally, reclaiming the streets of our Nicosia together while hearing about interesting historical facts about the everyday sights in a conflict-ridden country entails a counterhegemonic stance." (*)
The participation (and the photoshots) are free, both as in Freedom, and as in Free Beer ("free snacks", in our case, will be offered with love :)).
The other catch, is that we will photo-record our workshop, the process of how we spent the day, how we produced, and thus produce another online exhibition, with the theory-practice-application narrative.
(*) This is the work of the Cypriot Community Media project team - Derya, Hazal, Orestis, advised by Nico Carpentier from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where the project funded the cameras, films (and snacks :)). All the community participates. (You).