This final thesis “INHABITING THE RUINS OF MANI- experiments in survival maneuvers” searches for methods of intervening in the architectural remains of the countryside and how they could be inhabited and reused. Our field of research is Mani.
Geopolitical changes as well as socio-economical evolution have created and are still creating a huge surplus of buildings, a large “stock” of architectural remains in Greek rural areas.
Through the extensive research on the ruins of Mani and especially tower residencies we are looking for a way to save them. A wooden structure is created, the “MANITSA” which functions as a parasite in the existing tower residencies.
The notion of activating the ruins of tower residencies is decisive for their highlighting, it includes the personal experience of the user in the building and consequently with Mani, and it develops ties with the past.