Antiparos Island, Greece
The Aegean landscape is the synthesis of physical and cultural-historic forms and processes in a dynamic system of emergent self-organization. Complex patterns emerge from simple conditions as they overlap and influence each other. After thousands of years of existence, these beautiful landscapes now face extensive transformations, as the tourist economy is replacing that of agriculture and herding. The historic equilibrium is diverse and attractive, but also extremely fragile, sustainable only as long as the economic and cultural practices that formed it continue to operate. Seeking the new equilibria required by the changing uses, this project attempts to reverse the trend of transformation as destruction by strategizing transformation as a new synthesis, a cohabitation.