Nicosia and Kato Pyrgos, Cyprus /// 22 July – 1 August 2015

The island of Cyprus is forcibly split into north and south parts separated by the UN Buffer Zone, an 180km dividing line that encompasses a small portion of almost every terrain type and urban morphology one can encounter on the island. The objective of the AA Cyprus Visiting School is to map this territory that occupies 3% of the country’s total area, over a series of annually recurring workshops. Investigating one section per year, we will be designing urban scenarios of rehabilitation and computational strategies of projected development, with the aim being to document, analyse and speculate on the future of the entirety of the UN Buffer Zone in the case of a political solution to the division of Cyprus.