Do you still live in Crete?
My whole PhD project is to open the doors to think a new culture which could be called using Lucy Irigaray's notion "the culture of breath".
What kind of research are you talking about and what do you mean by "building small working models of alternative culture".
"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--