Like all artefacts,
buildings take part in and are the
material expression of relational networks involving human and non-human
actants. Within a permanent dialogue, space and society articulate and
co-create each other. Mainly based on space syntax and proxemics, my
postdoctoral research aims to deal with the evolution of Cretan Bronze
Age architecture and the way Minoans interacted with their built
Building on the concept of the neopalatial architectural
genotype (see ‘Publications’), this project
underlines the development of particular socio-architectural dynamics.
Architectural evidence from the Minoan towns of Palaikastro and Sissi
receive special attention but, ultimately, as it was the case for the
neopalatial in the PhD, all the sufficiently well preserved
architectural remains from the pre-, proto- and postpalatial periods
will be taken into account to address questions of social practices and
spatial configuration within a diachronic and interregional framework.