Architecture Exhibition on Santorini: “Under the Landscape”

An exhibition on display on Santorini and Thirasia explores Santorini's underground settlements, built mainly from volcanic tephra.

An interdisciplinary research team, Boulouki, has been studying Santorini’s vernacular architecture and presents “Under the Landscape,” a two-part exhibition held on the southeastern Aegean island and the islet of Thirasia through July 24.

The show explores the age-old building methods and materials – mainly volcanic tephra known to local craftsmen as “aspa” – involved in the construction of the island’s iconic underground settlements.


“The Theran earth offers us an opportunity to learn bottom-up how we can use the past to the benefit of the future,” the “architecture activists” told newspaper Kathimerini.

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