GSC10| Destinat10n | Press Release

Graphic Stories Vol10 | Destinat10n
International ConFest on Visual Communication
Nicosia, 8-10|03|2024

In person & Online Streaming

The conference will be honoured to be introduced by Mr. Christodoulos Hadjichristodoulou, Curator-Deputy Director of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Demetris Skourides, Chief Scientist for Research, Innovation and Technology & Mrs Elena Christodoulidou, Senior cultural Οfficer, Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.

The exhibitions will be inaugurated by the Candidate Deputy Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Chrysanthos Fakas

Program: www.graphicstoriescyprus.com/program

Anniversary Edition:
10 Years of Graphic Stories | 10 Years of Innovation in Modern Communication
An Amazing Fusion of Applied Arts and Technological Explosion!

The 10th International ConFest Graphic Stories invites you on an exciting journey into the world of visual communication. With a rich and innovative program, this significant event reflects the diversity and high quality of artistic and educational activities.

Excitement builds as we announce the participation of eleven exceptional creative contributors in the upcoming 10th International ConFest Graphic Stories. Among the distinguished names are Savvas Chatzichristofis, Stefanos Karagkos, Mane Tatulyan, Agnieszka Ziemiszewska, Christos Nikas, Andreas Appios, Mike Hajimichael, Spiros Drakatos, Vaggelis Gettos, Pericles Cheng, and Panayiota Michael. Their diverse talents and innovative perspectives promise to enrich this milestone edition, offering attendees a unique and inspiring experience in the world of visual communication.

Program 2024
Conference – Friday 8th of March
14:00-21:30
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

9 Lectures [in person & live streaming]: Renowned professionals of the creative field will deliver nine lectures exploring current topics that concern us all, such as the potential of artificial intelligence in artistic creation, the impact of mechanization on design, video games, powerful social media presence, and more.

Documentary [in person & live streaming]: Screening of a documentary on visual communication. The Graphic Stories documentary highlights its impact and significance in the world of visual communication, both in Cyprus and globally. Through unique stories of key figures who have left their mark on the conference and the revealing power of the arts, the documentary unveils Graphic Stories’ commitment to promoting creativity, innovation, and pushing boundaries in the exciting world of design and technology.

Presentation of the “Creative Europe” program by the Creative Europe Desk Cyprus – Organization of European Programmes and Cultural Relations. The presentation will be conducted by the Planning and Development Coordinator of the Organization of European Programmes and Cultural Relations and Head of National Contact Points for the “Creative Europe” and “CERV” programs, Nenad Bogdanović.

Networking Reception hosted by the Creative Europe Desk Cyprus – Organization of European Programmes and Cultural Relations, aiming to provide the audience with opportunities for the exchange of views, ideas, and relevant information.

 

Festival – Saturday 9th of March
18:00-21:00

Ground floor of Politis Newspaper

International Poster Exhibitions: A retrospective poster exhibition showcasing the best posters from all thematic exhibitions of Graphic Stories to date, and a commemorative poster exhibition with the theme “Destinat10n” featuring selected guest designers.

Interactive Installations: Creation of interactive installations themed “Destinat10n” and celebration of Graphic Stories’ 10th anniversary.

Live Performance: Experience an exceptional live performance by the contemporary dance team of the London School of Ballet.

Music Session: A musical experience with reggae beats by the unique DJ HajiMike.

 

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th of March

The hour and hosting venue per workshop differs, please consult the program.

5 Creative Workshops [in person]:

  • Scenario creation for video games by Spiros Drakatos,
  • a specialized workshop on the use of artificial intelligence by Stefanos Karagkos,
  • a human library workshop by Vaggelis Gettos
  • Workshop for children: an experience in virtual and augmented reality [AR/VR] by Pericles Cheng,
  • Workshop for children: illustrating children’s stories themed “Destinat10n” by Panayiota Michael.

The Overall Framework: The Graphic Stories ConFest will take place from March 8 to 10, 2024, with lectures, specialized workshops, and parallel activities. Exhibitions and interactive installations will last for a month. The events will be held at the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus, the ground floor of the “Politis” newspaper, and STEM Education Cyprus, all located in Nicosia. Combining innovation, new technologies, knowledge, and creativity, the 10th ConFest Graphic Stories promises an unforgettable experience that transcends the boundaries of visual communication.

Participate in a journey that will showcase the world of creativity and technology.

Lectures: In Person & Online
Workshops: In Person [Only]

Sponsors / Supporters 
Cyprus Ministry of Culture, Embassy of Greece in Cyprus, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, University of Nicosia, Kemanes Printshop, ONEK, Cyprus Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology [IET]

Media Sponsors 
Politis Newspaper, Politis 107.6 Radio, RIK, Ergodotisi, Expo GR, Digital Tree Media, FastForward & Avant Garde

Under the Auspices of 
Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy
Nicosia Municipality

In collaboration with
the Creative Europe Desk Cyprus – Organization of European Programmes and Cultural Relations

For more information: www.graphicstories.org
Tickets: graphicstoriescyprus.com/tickets