There are two anthropological sides in our civilization.

One side is based on the idea that happiness is a sum of usefulness. It produces wealth, efficiency, organization. It’s a quite modern philosophy, it belongs to the Industrial Revolution and to the North of the Europe.

The other side looks for goodness in things. The value of human actions and lives lies in their virtues, happiness is a continuous research. It produces arts and faces the deepest sense of the philosophy. It started from the Greek classicism, leaded to the Greek-Roman Empire, evolved it into a Byzantine Empire, transformed it into Ottoman Empire and came back to the Mediterranean continent.

Nicosia, stray cat

What is the Mediterranean Sea? The Mediterranean Sea is a path connecting people [Fernand Braudel, La Méditerranée et le Monde méditerranéen à l’époque de Philippe II]. This is the ancient history of our unique sea and this is our present civilization. Mediterranean people are for connections, differences feed their cultural model, despite the complexity. Differences are their wealth. Nothing is sure, nothing is measurable, happiness is a way to be. Complexity is the Mediterranean way to be (pro)positive, connected and creative.

Nicosia, summer

Cyprus is now the most Mediterranean land in the Mediterranean. Far from the Utilitarianism. Cyprus kept the Humanism, because its history, geography and size. And while the rest of the world look for happiness in statements, the island investigate what happiness is.

Nicosia, Samambahçe Festıval

I see this philosophy everywhere: participation, collaboration, curiosity, creativity, relationships, fine arts, energy, serenity, antiquity and modernity. Here is the Humanism, here is the wisdom of Cyprus.

Nicosia, AgorArt

Here is why Cyprus is for arts.

Limassol, Paparazzi painting

l’Artefice desiderava che ci fosse qualcuno capace di afferrare la ragione di un’opera così grande, di amarne la bellezza, di ammirarne la vastità

the Architect wanted someone to be able to grasp the reason for such a great work, to love its beauty, to admire its vastness

Pico della Mirandola, Oratio de hominis dignitate, 1486
Nicosia, the Green Line
Nicosia, Blue Berets Old Town walk
Nicosia, Arasta Market
Limassol, winter, unknown skater
Nicosia, alleys
Nicosia, waiting for the incoming live music
Nicosia, women
Nicosia, Paparazzi painting
Nicosia, conversation at the Χαράτσι café
Nicosia, meeting break
Nicosia, Luna Café & Art Shop
Nicosia, Luna Café & Art Shop
Famagusta, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Nicosia, Yuka Blend street festival
Nicosia, interior designer
Nicosia, planning the disco night
Nicosia, high quality drummer
Nicosia, 12 hours of dance improvisation
Giovana Sanchez, HOME by Dione Roach installation
Giovanna Sanchez, TaQa: The Night That Has No Stars And Moon, Contemporary Dance Fest, Nicosia
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