“In the Ruins of Futures Past: Potentiality, Planning, and the Contested Revival of Cyprus’s Ghost City”
- Date: Oct 28, 2021
- Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Rebecca Bryant (Utrecht University)
- Rebecca Bryant holds the Chair in Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and is a Visiting Professor in the European Institute at the London School of Economics.
- Location: Zoom Meeting
For more details please contact recke(at)mmg.mpg.de.
Since the de facto division of Cyprus in 1974, the former resort town of Varosha has been held hostage, a pawn in negotiations. For 46 years, highrise hotels rusted on pristine beaches inside a Turkish military camp, awaiting a political agreement that would restore the town to its 30,000 displaced owners. In October 2020, the surprise opening of this ghost city turned a site of dark tourism into a space producing increasingly contested visions of what the town’s future should be.