Seminar Trip
European Countryside

Journey to Arcadia

An investigative journey to Arcadia and Peloponnese constitutes the core of Architecture of Territory first design studio on the European Countryside ARCADIA—PELOPONNESE. Travelling along the territorial line that crosses the Peloponnese from Epidaurus to Olympia and from east to west coast, we will experience the region’s complexity and beauty. Arcadia is one of the most enduring utopias of the western mind. As an imaginary locus and a pictorial style, Arcadia originated in the pastoral scenery of Roman poets Ovid and Virgil, from where it spread throughout western painting and literature. The imaginary realm of Arcadia, where human beings, animals, and plants harmoniously coexist, remains one of the most powerful idyllic constructions of the countryside.

The interaction with local experts as well as the faculty and students of the School of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, will enable a close view of the territory.

  1. Day 1


  2. Day 2


  3. Day 3

    Argolis: East Coast

  4. Day 4

    Arcadia: The Mountains

  5. Day 5

    Elia: West Coast

  6. Day 6

    Individual Field Research

  7. Day 7

    Individual Field Research

  8. Day 8

    Individual Field Research

  9. Day 9

    Individual Field Research

  10. Day 10

    Tripoli: Interim Crit

  11. Day 11

    Individual Field Research

  12. Day 12

    Individual Field Research

  13. Day 13

    Individual Field Research