The Kammari Residency is a long-term project to transform a 150-year-old traditional house in the mountains of Troodos, Cyprus, into a continuously evolving, ecologically sustainable residency for artists, performers, musicians, theatre groups, writers and researchers.
We invite local and international artists to work, research, collaborate and create interventions, together with the local community and institutions. We aim to create new forms of inclusive and sustainable culture of exploring art practices and inspire critical thinking and research on the island.
The house in itself is a constantly evolving installation made by Sakari Laurila and visiting artists. We make all the work on the house ourselves, using the traditional and natural materials, as much as possible. Thus, the house is also an experimental architectural and handcraft project, which facilitates all the other art forms. It is also a practical exploration into creating spaces for ecologically and socially sustainable forms of living and working, as well as imagining future scenarios beyond the current industrial modernity.
The basis of our thinking, in term of the project, is briefly explained in the following introduction text: Introduction-page
More info on the group in the: Coordinating group -page
Photos of the house in the: Photos-page