Evaluatıon of ecovillage movements as an alternative approach to sustainable preservation of traditional patterns: case of Marmariç, Turkey

Bombar C. S., Karatosun M.

in: CITIES' IDENTİTY THOUGH ARCHITECTURE AND ARTS, Nabil Mohareb,Alessio Cardaci,Streethheran Maruthveeran,Nicola Caualagli, Editor, Springer Nature, Geneve, pp.165-185, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • City: Geneve
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-185
  • Editors: Nabil Mohareb,Alessio Cardaci,Streethheran Maruthveeran,Nicola Caualagli, Editor
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The building culture, in which human beings are objects and subjects, has been developing since ancient times, and it contains construction and demolitions and also produces old and new due to its nature. The concept of protection, located in this tension, has transformed with changing life and current issues, and extended its scope from a single-scale structure to a holistic view including tangible and intangible values. In this context, they interact with sustainability thought, which derives from environmental destruction, which is a similar starting point, and emerge as concepts that nourish each other. The concept of sustainability, which extends its environmental scope through the economic and social dimensions, is a holistic approach to life. With this quality, it triggered the formation of many sustainability-oriented social movements. Ecovillages, which stands out as one of these, is one of the movements aiming at social, cultural, economic and ecological sustainability. The aim of this study is to discuss the possibility of evaluating the ecovillage movement in the context of sustainability as an alternative approach to the preservation of traditional patterns. In this context, the problems that traditional patterns face will be defined first. Then, the concepts of conservation and sustainability in traditional patterns will be considered through the literature, and sustainability movements will be examined. Finally, the positive and negative effects of traditional patterns in the context of sustainable conservation will be discussed, through the Marmariç eco-village movement established in the Mersinli locality of Dernekli village. The aim of this study is to determine the positive and negative effects of the ecovillage movement on the sustainable conservation of traditional patterns.