Never ever in the evolution of human life on Earth there will be again communities like the Bosavi forest people at the time of our visit in 1966 - being totally independent of our civilization.
Never ever again there will exist any tribal cultures in their own right.
Our generation is experiencing the final and dramatic change from distinct ethnic diversity and traditional maintenance of endemic ways of life, towards a global conformity, inter-relationship and inter – dependence. This stage of human evolution never happened in any comparable way before nor can it be repeated. We witness an unique transition. ...weiterlesen "Bosavi – living portraits from the forest"
A sustainable way to make optimum use of the natural and cultural assets in the environment of the village and to preserve these ancient landscapes as a treasured heritage for the lasting benefit of future generations.
The Organizers: The non – profit making society KALLIERGIA with seat in Kazaviti, in close collaboration with the Dimos Thasou and the Nomarchia Kavalas.
Actively participating Institutions: Archaeological Museum of Thasos, Cultural Association of Kazaviti, Mountaineering Society of Thasos.
Governmental supervision: The Ministries of Environment, Culture, Agricultural Production and Tourism through their respective representations, in particular EOT; the Forestry Service and the Planning Authority of Kavala.
The assets: In the close vicinity of Kazaviti, an immense treasure of ancient rural landscapes and numerous historical monuments from antique times have survived up to the recent past. But only because of the region „lagging behind“ in development and not because of any conservation considerations or intended measures, nor any adequate exploration and research. Now, as massive waves of modern developments have reached also Kazaviti with a dramatic impact and with much destructive power, these hitherto undisturbed landscapes and the traditional architecture of the village are in alarming danger: SOS KAZAVITI !
So far, only the „plane tree woodlands“, but without indicating any specific location, were included into the NATURA 2000 network. No further protected area status was imposed, simply because the hidden natural and cultural treasures of the Kazaviti environment remained unknown and unpromoted up to the present time. The village itself is characterized „traditional“ (παραδοσιακο) by Presidential Decree of 1978, but the Planning Authority of Kavala issues building permissions which clearly violate the definitions of the Decree. ...weiterlesen "Agro-historical Park of Kazaviti on Thassos"
Part I - Introduction/general:
Village architecture was strictly traditional like all forms of life on the small community level. Much older than urban architecture, but now totally dominated by that. Urbanized people now design rural “traditional” buildings pseudo and suburban rather than rural in their genuine communal context.
Cf. three more articles/examples: New Guinea (Melanesia) - part II; Greece - part III and Bavaria - part IV
...weiterlesen "The Dilemma of rural architecture"