Home for Cooperation

The Home for Cooperation was established by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research. Officially opened in 2011, the Home for Cooperation is a unique community centre located in the middle of the dividing lines in Cyprus, in the Ledra Palace area, UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia.

Today the Home for Cooperation has become a landmark building in Nicosia, acting as a bridge-builder between separated communities, memories and visions through its physical presence and its peacebuilding programs benefiting from the transformative power of arts and culture.

The Home for Cooperation provides working spaces and opportunities for non-governmental organisations and individuals to design and implement innovative projects. It facilitates situations for people to get together and to get to know each other. As a unique venue, The Home, hosts an extensive variety of cultural, artistic, and educational programs and activities with the aim to foster creativity and intercultural trust in Cyprus and internationally.

The Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival is part of the Home for Cooperation’s cultural and artistic agenda as one of its peacebuilding programs. The Buffer Fringe Festival showcases new and experimental work by local and international artists, challenges physical and artistic barriers, and creates opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas.

Embedding creativity into a social process, the Festival questions the role art can play at a moment and a space of transition to produce alternative subjectivities to dominant ideologies. At the same time, Buffer Fringe develops interdisciplinary tools which enable exploring the relationship between arts and peacebuilding.

**Researchers, academics and/or field practitioners who are interested in exploring the working ways of the Buffer Fringe Festival, are kindly invited to contact us at [email protected].

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