Veronika Antoniou (Cyprus) was a participant in the 2017 edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme.
Veronika Antoniou is the co-founder and managing director of Urban Gorillas, a Nicosia-based NGO focused on building healthy and creative cities. She’s also a licensed architect, and urban planner. Her work spans many aspects, and includes the practice of architecture, socially engaged art and research on sustainable city development. Her academic work was funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Since 2013, as the managing director at Urban Gorillas, she has been applying design-oriented techniques and transversal working methods to transform urban spaces into inclusive and interactive environments. Veronika has curated numerous exhibitions; amongst the most significant were the curation of Urban Gorillas work at the MaXXI Museum in 2017 and the co-curation of the Cyprus Pavilion for the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2018. Veronika currently lives in Tokyo, with constant work exchanges with Cyprus.
In order to introduce themselves and their organizations, the participants prepared a poster.