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, touching south-east of Athens and Izmir, 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 books engaging 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 as a machine, we think the body when writing about migration.
keywords: human geography, archipelago topographies and urbanism, archaeology of moods and emotions, historical (dis)continuities, gender fluidity, non-patriarchy, material and corporeal writings, public health, and healing.