The new initiative of Xarkis, titled “Prozymin”, refers to the sourdough cultivation which is the basis of fresh dough for bread making. Over the years, bread has gained special significance in the consciousness of people, being the number one staple food of the population of Cyprus and other countries of this region.
In Cypriots’ daily life, the word “prozymin” had acquired a metaphorical meaning: it was used when people wanted to declare the real essence, the base, the core, the “yeast”, in order for something new to begin.
Hence, our new initiative aims at creating a “new yeast” through exploring the meaning of prozymin in the context of contemporary design proposals.
The exhibition will feature experiments, processes and outcomes from the first phase of the project. Join us to see how we used traditional handcrafts in alternative contexts and how we used upcycled materials to design and create furniture.
Participants: Valentin Musteata, Christina Skarpari, Chris Karpis.
MAKERsHOUSE Residency – January 2019
MAKERsHOUSE Residency Programme
aims at offering a platform for creation and entrepreneurship, enhancing research and development through modern technologies.
The Residency Project will allow the development of a creative interaction between creators and organisations/institutions that support their innovative ideas. Selected creators will have their own mentor who will provide guidance on the implementation of the proposed idea.
The Residency will end with a public exhibition of the project which will have been developed through Makerhouse project.