Dry heat on your body. Bronze grasses and rocks, cactae, aloe vera. Concrete, asphalt, and marble, the Cycladic Landscape is both rural and urban: the Aegean Archipelago, south-east of Athens, extends into the city hills.
Through navigation, the westernized sense of perspective has established a common horizon, simplifying islands as visual spots at the surface of the sea. Islands are not exotic entities alone in the sea waters. Islands remain interconnected with the mainland and each other, from the top of the mountains to the hidden topographies of the sea bed: a myriad of creatures and non-organic matter which lives in constant symbiosis with water; tectonic plates, fossil fuel pipes, and data cables.
kyklàda.press is a small imprint, a series of texts resonating with phenomena in the Aegean Archipelago. When writing, we think the urban in relation to the island, we imagine time and duration together with the archipelago, the beach in relation to the built, we think the body when writing about migration.
key words: island topographies, archipelago culture, archaeology of moods and emotions, experiences in landscapes, urbanism, architecture, historical (dis)continuities, queer culture, gender equality, non-patriarchy, corporeality, writing, public health, and healing.