Elective at semester(s) 6, 8, ECTS: 3
Ktisis,initsmostancientdefinition, was “clearing, preparation of the land, sowing, planting”, while later the meanings of “establishment”, “construction” and “habitation” were added. The course reintroduces spaces of culture –in both versions: that of civilization and that of agriculture- to contemporary architectural practices.
Throughout the spring semester, the students cultivate the seeds of an indigenous variety of
an one-year fruiting plant of their choice. At the same time, they are asked to design and construct a portable system of feeding their plant, after they have studied its nature and needs during the whole period until its full growth. The objective is to grow a healthy plant which will bear fruit and then collect the seeds that will be used for sowing by the students participating in the course in the following academic year.
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Μανέτας, Γιάννης Τι θα έβλεπε η Αλίκη στην χώρα των φυτών, Ηράκλειο, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2010.
Μαργκούλις, Λυν Ο Συμβιωτικός Πλανήτης, Αθήνα, Κάτοπτρον, 2001