Man, society and functions are the contents of human settlements; nature and shells form the container. While our subject matter cannot exclude any of these elements, it cannot be limited to any one of them or study any in depth. It is the interrelationship of the five elements which forms human settlements
CONSTANTINOS A. DOXIADIS
When I look back over the last twelve years since the first Delos Symposium, and realize all that it has meant to the world and to all of us who were fortunate enough to share in it, I wonder to myself what made it possible. Dinos's vision of Ecumenopolis? Dinos's vision of the way in which different talents and temperaments in ekistics could be orchestrated into a vast symphony? Dinos's reception of all of us into his family? Or simply Dinos – Constantinos Doxiadis -- himself? This I cannot answer. I can only acknowledge the wonder of it.