Cultural historian fails Police Entrance Exam / On the wonders of civil service / A family of (bad) corruption jokes

I really wanted to be a police officer. The dream was dashed when I realised that I couldn't produce passing transcripts during the Police Exams. I didn't have it in me to suspend critical thought in a way that would allow me to go through with it / answer the exam questions. It had become clear that this was the underlying requirement. What was left was to undergo the exercise as a kind of performance.

Λοϊζίδης Ε. – 21.2.2018 – Η Σύζυγός Μου Είναι Διεφθαρμένη

Άρθρο που έγραψε ο πατέρας μου και δημοσιεύτηκε στον Φιλελεύθερο. Το άρθρο στάληκε και στην Ένωση Συντακτών, η οποία απάντησε πως έχει ήδη τοποθετηθεί επίσημα για το θέμα και προώθησε τις επίσημες της ανακοινώσεις. - Σύνδεσμος στις επίσημες ανακοινώσεις της 'Ενωσης Συντακτών - Σύνδεσμος σε άρθρο του Φιλελεύθερου για τις ανακοινώσεις της Ε.Σ. __________________ Η… Continue reading Λοϊζίδης Ε. – 21.2.2018 – Η Σύζυγός Μου Είναι Διεφθαρμένη

All one needs is an enemy: On the shifting definition of ‘political motivation’ and the Loizidou emails

I’ve been trying to understand what happened and why. Amidst the media absurdity, the offensive onslaught, the ever-deepening politics, and the strange suspension of normality, I’ve been asking questions in an effort to extract sense and political context from all this. I do not have my mother’s permission to publish / share anything (I have… Continue reading All one needs is an enemy: On the shifting definition of ‘political motivation’ and the Loizidou emails

Monumental Microhistories: Paradoxes in Cypriot commemorative art and their extensions

The below is a introduction to the why a t-shirt [insert image] is the most immediately complex art piece to come out of Cypriot politics, in the 21st century. Coming out of a larger study of Cypriot memorial politics and the Cypriot art and peace economy, this presentation isolates a series of anecdotal paradoxes in… Continue reading Monumental Microhistories: Paradoxes in Cypriot commemorative art and their extensions