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Lecture by Avramides & Issaias: Architecture and Care: Lessons from and Thoughts on Kessariani


Speakers: Konstantinos Avramides and Platon Issaias
Title: Architecture and Care: Lessons from and Thoughts on Kessariani

Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 April 2024 18:30-20:30
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The lecture will take place online in the framework of the course: COLLECTIVE INHABITATION MODELS: ARCHITECTURES OF CARE. Instructor: P. Phokaides, Ass. Prof. Dept. of Arch, UTh.

Short bios:
Konstantinos Avramidis is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Cyprus. He holds a DipArch from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MSc in Architecture and Spatial Design from the National Technical University of Athens with distinction, and a PhD in Architecture by Design from the University of Edinburgh. He has taught extensively at various institutions in Greece and the UK, most recently at Drury University and the University of Portsmouth. His designs have been awarded and exhibited internationally while his research has been published in books and journals, including the distinguished City and Design Journal.

Platon Issaias (he/him, Athens 1984) is an architect, researcher, and educator. He is Assistant Professor of Architectural Design at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Greece, and Head of Projective Cities MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design programme at the Architectural Association. He is co-founder of Fatura Collaborative, a research and design collective developing projects across a wide range of scales, from intimate objects and performance, to architecture, urban design and planning. He studied architecture in Thessaloniki, Greece (AUTh, 2007) and holds an MSc from Columbia University (GSAPP, 2008). He completed his PhD in the Netherlands (TU Delft/ Berlage Institute, 2014), as a member of The City as a Project Research Collective. His research interests explore urban design and architecture in the relation to the politics of labour, economy, law, and labour struggles. He has written and lectured extensively about Greek urbanisation and the politics of urban development in the Global South.