UCLan Cyprus: Explore Cyprus: Beyond the city- Journey to the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus

A photographic project by UCLan Cyprus University at Larnaca Airport. From Thursday, August 10th, the spaces at Larnaca Airport are hosting the photographic project ‘Explore Cyprus: Beyond the City’ by UCLan Cyprus University and Associate Professor of Digital Media, Dr. Christos Karpasitis, Academic Leader of the BSc (Hons) Web Design & Development programme at the University of Cyprus, UK.

This photographic project, which actively involved both professors and students of the BSc (Hons) Web Design & Development programme at UCLan Cyprus University, aims to highlight and promote Cyprus’ countryside and cultural heritage through the art of photography. The smooth execution of the project was significantly contributed to by the main sponsor, Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd, as well as the research centres of UCLan Preston and UCLan Cyprus Universities – ‘Centre for Cultural Preservation through Creative Practice’ and ‘International Centre of Media, Arts and Communication – ICMAC,’ respectively. The project has received support from Hellenic Bank and Hermes Airports, as well as communication sponsors Alpha Cyprus and Reporter.

Dr. Karpasitis from UCLan Cyprus stated, ‘We are thrilled to exhibit this photographic project at Larnaca International Airport, which showcases the beauty and unique character of the Cypriot countryside. This installation serves as an example of the successful collaboration between our University and Hermes Airports, combining the art of photography with a spirit of travel. As travellers depart from our country, the natural landscapes, familiar faces, customs, and traditions of Cyprus evoke a sense of nostalgia and connection with the island. We aspire not only to embrace and promote the natural and cultural heritage of the island but also to inspire both local travellers and visitors to discover the charm of Cyprus.’

Furthermore, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Irene Polykarpou, said, ‘We are proud of the completion of this unique project, which offers an artistic and creative approach to showcasing Cypriot life beyond the cities. Special congratulations are due to the project team, which over the past year visited all the rural villages and communities of Cyprus to capture these unique moments. The University thanks the project’s sponsors for their significant support during its implementation, as well as the crucial contribution of Hermes Airports for the project’s impact and the promotion of Cypriot beauty to all travellers. We hope that this effort will serve as a catalyst for further artistic works emphasising the beauty and culture of Cyprus.’

In turn, Maria Kouroupi, the Senior Director of Aviation Development, Marketing, and Communications at Hermes Airports, added, ‘The timeless promotion of Cyprus ranks among our priorities, aiming to highlight the elements and culture of our country.’

The project team’s goal is, with the completion of the exhibition at Larnaca Airport, to have the project ‘travel’ to other cities in Cyprus.”

Please note that some university and project names have been retained in their original form for clarity.

Source: UCLan Cyprus | News (https://shorturl.at/rBCL4)