Pierre Ottino

Pierre Ottino
 

Pierre Ottino,  Doctorate in prehistoric archeology, is a reseacher at the reseach institute for development.  He spent more than 15 years researching ruined settlements in the Marquesas Islands.  His work inspired locals to reconstruct traditional housing based on elders’ recollection and his research.  This in turn revitalized the traditional crafts such as wood carving.