UNINHABITED examines the polar theme (Inhabited/Uninhabited) that refers both to habitation and to habit; the type of environment in which an individual or group normally lives and something that is fixed by habit; accustomed. The project was inspired and partly took place last weekend in the un/inhabited island of Delos, a sacred and once commercial centre with ruins datig back to over five thousand years. UNINHABITED project, curated by Sozita Goudouna and produced by Outoftheboxintermedia, investigates the ways in which environmental issues and urbanisation processes are negotiated together with issues like history, territoriality and European-ness and how these elements are related with economy and value. The collaborators drew on the notion of an un/inhabited protected space to speculate on how these elements play out in the context of economic crisis and to suggest alternative designs for the principle of values and eco-habitat.
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