Gorillas in the city: a true story


The Lecture, will use the case study of Urban Gorillas*, to address the various facets of social entrepreneurship.

The presentation will discuss the fundamentals for starting up a social enterprise and the opportunities and challenges that lie within. It will also address the role of creativity and design thinking approaches in generating social innovation processes.


*Urban Gorillas is a non-profit organisation run by a multidisciplinary team of urban enthusiasts who envision healthy, creative and socially inclusive cities. For more info:


C4E Series of Lectures on Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Spring 2021


Speakers: Teresa Tourvas, Veronika Antoniou and Rene Carraz

Teresa Tourvas is a practicing architect, Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Cyprus in the Architecture Department and the Creative Director at Urban Gorillas.  Her work focuses on the notion of collaboration and urban dynamics in relation to the design and understanding of public space.

Veronika Antoniou is an architect and urban planner and the managing director at Urban Gorillas. Her work spans many aspects, and includes the practice of architecture, socially-engaged art practices and research on sustainable city development. 

Rene Carraz  is an Associate Professor at Toyo University, Department of Global Innovation Studies, Japan. He holds a PhD in Economics and teaches and researches science, technology and innovation using an economic perspective. He has been a researcher at Urban Gorillas since 2013.


When: Wednesday April 07, 15:00-17:00

Where: Online event (link to enter the event provided on registration through Eventbrite)


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