Archipelago Network at the Workshop on the Sifnian Landscape

The Archipelago Network participates in a workshop concerning the landscape of Sifnos island on October 27 and 28 at the Prokos Foundation in Apollonia, Sifnos, organized by the FLEA group in collaboration with the Environmental Group and the Architecture Committee of the Municipality of Sifnos, the Sustainable Management Committee of the Natural Resources of Sifnos, and the Wind of Renewal Koinsep.

This invaluable landscape is now recognized as a natural, social, and economic resource. It was shaped by human intervention but in harmony with nature and the island’s capacity. However, what was formed through centuries of interaction between humans and nature is now in danger.

During the workshop, the following questions will be investigated:

– What actions can we propose to protect this fragile environment and ensure the continuation of culture, community, and agricultural practices?
– How can the landscape contribute to a sustainable economy and the prosperity of Sifnos? What lessons can we learn from the experience of other regions?
– How does each of us envision Sifnos in 2030?

On Friday, October 27 at 13.00, as part of the “Landscape as Cultural Heritage” panel, the founder and lead researcher of the Archipelago Network, Jacob Moe, gives a presentation on the “Sifnian pottery and the island’s environment and landscape through archival materials and potters’ oral histories.”

The workshop will be conducted in Greek.

Konrad Helbig