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Intersections between autopoietic and organized landscapes in Vlycha, Eleusis

Katsanevakis Evangelos

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Year 2023
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Evangelos Katsanevakis, "Intersections between autopoietic and organized landscapes in Vlycha, Eleusis", Diploma Work, School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2023
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The current thesis examines the conditions in the industrialized coastlines of Western Attica, approaching the landscape that evolves in the cove of Vlycha of the Gulf of Elefsina. Elefsina is defined as a landscape of multiple contrasts, as the accelerated shifts in the city's economic development have created a palimpsest of industrial activity. Vlycha Cove is located in the south-western part of Elefsina, a landscape where the boundaries between urban (organizational) and natural (autopoietic) landscapes are constantly being redefined, while at the same time various phenomena of ecological, environmental and mental degradation. The thesis' main objective is to develop a design process of inclusion. By examining the territories of non-human and the social Actors that cohabit in the area, it is attempted to to create a potentially shifting landscape, a auto-poetic ecosystem, in an attempt to reinvent the ways of inhabitation by earth and otherness. Against the backdrop of accelerating rates of economic growth defined by modernity, territories and agents are composed that favor the development of non-humans, redefine the methods energy production, and highlight the need to preserve diversity in the metropolitan landscape, reshaping the concepts of social-societal and the nature-culture distinction.

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