The Kammari Residency is a research centre and a residency for writers, researchers, handcraft creators and artists, aspiring to understand the modern techno-fossil experience and imagine and experiment on the post-fossil future.
We aim bring together contemporary art and academic research in natural settings with experimentations on environmentally sustainable forms of living and working.
The space in the mountains of Cyprus facilitates research and art practises, including a studio, accommodation, basic tools, experimental garden and basic necessities. It is an environment without the modern comforts and requires active participation in maintaining the life sustaining necessities, but does have electricity and a possibility to connect to the internet for research purposes. It is an attempt to create a ground for discovering a new kind of post-fossil form of living and working.
In terms of documentation and publications we aim to create and support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of politically significant research combined with contemporary arts.
On a social level we aim to bring artists, philosophers, researcher and writers together and develop international partnerships with individuals, organisations, research centres and universities.
Materially we aim to create an affordable, rural and materially sustainable space to work in. The residency house is an old stone house built mainly with traditional methods and materials. The house is surrounded by several unique ecosystems of the Troodos mountain area (more info about the village in The village and its ecosystems).
We are building accessibility with our limited resources. There is a new ramp up to the house, however the ramp is very steep. In questions about accessibility, please contact: residency (at) kammari.org.
The residency is administered by a non-profit association Kammari – elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry, registered in Helsinki.