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The researcher/photographer

Nico Carpentier is a Full Professor at the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University. In addition, he holds two part-time positions, those of Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB - Free University of Brussels) and Docent at Charles University in Prague. Moreover, he is a Research Fellow at Loughborough University and the Cyprus University of Technology.

He is also an Executive Board member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), he was Vice-President of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) from 2008 to 2012, and is the co-director of the international research centre DESIRE – the centre for the study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance, a collaboration between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ljubljana University and Uppsala University (researchcentredesire.org).

Nico Carpentier is (co-)author of 11 books, (co-)editor of 27 edited books and special issues, and (co-)author of 130 reviewed articles and chapters. He is on the editorial board of 14 academic journals, and is editor of the Researching and Teaching Communication Book Series.

In his work, Nico Carpentier combines political theory with sociological, communicational and cultural studies approaches. Focussing on the analysis of discursive constructions, he has studied a variety of ideological projects, often in mediated locations. His discourse-theoretical focus has also been translated in the analysis of political-historical contestations and struggles, for instance in relation to the Cyprus Problem and the French Dreyfus Affair, and their contested memoralisations.

For more information see: http://nicocarpentier.net/

Organising teams

Limassol 2016

Helene Black
Yiannis Colakides
Yiannis Christidis
Fatma Nazli Köksal
Vaia Doudaki

Nicosia 2015

Eva Giannoukou
Yiannis Christidis
Fatma Nazli Köksal
Stella Theocharous
Vaia Doudaki

Partners

Limassol 2015

NeMe
NeMe is a non profit, Cyprus registered cultural NGO founded in November 2004.
NeMe works on three platforms –
a virtual, (www.neme.org and www.neme-imca.org)
a permanent (the NeMe Arts Centre)
an itinerant one (the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art) which presents NeMe’s projects abroad.
Our projects focus on contemporary theories and their intersection with the arts which includes exhibitions, publications, performances, new media events, conferences, lectures, workshops and archives.

CUT-radio
Cut-Radio is the media partner of the Limassol 2016 exhibition in the NeMe Arts Centre, responsible for promoting the exhibition, and for recording and broadcasting the debate on the 23rd of January 2016. Cut-Radio is the community radio station of the Cyprus University of Technology, administered by the Department of Communication and Internet Studies.
The community values of “freedom of speech”, “equality” and “the representation of poorly represented groups” form the triptych which steer the operations of the radio station. Cut-Radio wants to facilitate the participation and representation of university community members in the public sphere, and the active inclusion of its members in the Cypriot society. One of its other objectives is to intensify the participants' familiarity with the convergence of new technologies, namely radio, internet and audio production. Cut- Radio also aims to create innovative spaces for experimentation, encouraging new ideas and concepts. Being used as a training area for the university students enhances future employment possibilities for youngsters. Cut-Radio is a reference point that facilitates the creation of networks within Limassol and within its communities. As a radio station which is exclusively hosted by the University, it broadcasts shows by university volunteers, NGOs and other non-profit associations related to the city. Cut-Radio started broadcasting in April 2013, and it has been on air, 24/7 since then. Every day, during the academic semesters, Cut-Radio hosts live shows between 4 and 7.

CMCC
The CCMC is the second media partner for the Limassol 2016 exhibition, and was the main media partner of the Nicosia 2015 exhibition. CCMC also organised the "Covering the Cyprus conflict" debate on November 19th, 2015, produced all on-site audio recordings and broadcasted them.
Established in 2009, the Cyprus Community Media Centre works to empower civil society organisations and community groups with the tools to communicate their message to a wider audience. Through training and dedicated production support, equipment loan and access to a state-of-the-art production studio, CCMC promotes the benefits of community-based media by giving people the skills to be in control of their own messages. We believe that through our work we can be an example of best practice, aiding the establishment of a vibrant community media sector in Cyprus.
Based in the heart of Nicosia’s Buffer Zone, CCMC is accessible to all communities across the whole of Cyprus.
CCMC is a member of the Board of the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), the European-wide umbrella organisation for community media organisations, practitioners and academics and an active participant in the Council of Europe’s campaigns (MARS and MEDIANE) against racism and discrimination in the media.

Nicosia 2015

AHDR
The AHDR hosted the exhibition at the Home for Cooperation (H4C) from 13-21 November 2015, and organised the "Monuments and memories" debate on November 18th, 2015.
The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research is an NGO founded in 2003. It has enlisted members from various ethnic, linguistic, and professional backgrounds working at various educational levels all over Cyprus, across the buffer zone, making the first steps towards a greater effort: an effort to maintain a continuous, open dialogue about enhanced pedagogic practices that could encourage the values of the discipline of history.
The AHDR envisions a society where dialogue on issues of history, historiography, history teaching and history learning is welcomed as an integral part of democracy and is considered as a means for the advancement of historical understanding and critical thinking. The AHDR contributes to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth and educators by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural and social background, based on the respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas.

CMCC
The CCMC was the media partner of the Nicosia 2015 exhibition, organised the "Covering the Cyprus conflict" debate on November 19th, 2015, produced all on-site audio recordings and broadcasted them.
Established in 2009, the Cyprus Community Media Centre works to empower civil society organisations and community groups with the tools to communicate their message to a wider audience. Through training and dedicated production support, equipment loan and access to a state-of-the-art production studio, CCMC promotes the benefits of community-based media by giving people the skills to be in control of their own messages. We believe that through our work we can be an example of best practice, aiding the establishment of a vibrant community media sector in Cyprus.
Based in the heart of Nicosia’s Buffer Zone, CCMC is accessible to all communities across the whole of Cyprus.
CCMC is a member of the Board of the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), the European-wide umbrella organisation for community media organisations, practitioners and academics and an active participant in the Council of Europe’s campaigns (MARS and MEDIANE) against racism and discrimination in the media.