Xarkis is a project which began during MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (2012-2014). The distinction project focused on the development of the Xarkis festival; an event designed in the midst of the economic crisis that aimed to build a communal identity, community cohesion, economic and cultural resilience through creative practice in a context of design-led social innovation.

In order to realize Xarkis Festival, a design activist role was initially adopted and a decision was made to create an assembly whereby communities were brought together in novel ways to offer up thoughts on self-sufficient and sustainable futures.

Six years later Xarkis Festival has become a nomadic, international arts Festival which travels annually in a rural region of Cyprus.