CAMP GAIDOURONISSI // Resourcefulness and Sustainability of Self-Made Housing

Presented at O3on Gallery/22-30.09.2008/Belgrade/Serbia/for Redesign your mind 2

Gaidouronissi, a small island south of Crete, has only five permanent inhabitants. Several hundred others, temporary residents, camp out on the island during the summer.

All of them attempt to protect themselves from the islands strong sun and north winds. And since there are no stores of any sort on the island, the inhabitants – both the permanent and temporary ones – go about constructing fences, shelters, tents and shade using mostly the material that has washed ashore, or the scrap that other visitors have left behind as rubbish.

Interestingly enough, permanent inhabitants take this art of recycling a little further…

view the entire project here

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