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  Symeonidou Ioanna / Assistant Professor
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WITH DIGITAL MEDIA

Biography

Dr Ioanna Symeonidou is an architect engineer specializing in digital media for design and manufacturing. She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly, in the thematic area of "Architectural Design with Digital Media". She has graduated from the Architecture Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with Honours, and she has completed her postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association in London in the thematic area of Emergent Technologies and Design. Her doctoral dissertation at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki focuses on digital design and construction methods. Dr. Symeonidou is scientific assistant and visiting professor at the International Hellenic University of Greece, and has previously taught as Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Architecture School of Graz University of Technology in Austria. She is the author of more than 40 papers, published in scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, and has participated in research projects in Greece and abroad.

Research interests

Architectural design with digital media, Algorithmic design, Digital Fabrication, Robotic construction in architecture, Architecture and music, 3D printing, Mathematics, Geometry

Studies

2005, Architecture Diploma, Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2009, Master of Science (MSc), Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London
2016, PhD, Department of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Courses in current academic year

Architecture Design Studio II
Architectural Design V-VII Η: The habitable bridge
Computer Aided Design I
Computer Aided Design II
Introduction to the use of Computers in Architecture

e-mail

symeonidou@uth.gr

Research programs

2019, Morphological investigations through algorithms for geometry optimization of models produced via 3D printing (3D printing)
Position: Scientific coordinator
Funding Body: Special Account for Research Grants (S.A.R.G.) University of Thessaly

2018 - 2021, Explorations into spatial design and architecture incorporating art contribution and air participation. Creative form production and environmental integration.
Position: Researcher
Funding Body: ELIDEK - Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation

2018, Digital Media in Architectural Education http://www.arch.uth.gr/en/activities/1873
Position: Scientific coordinator
Funding Body: Special Account for Research Grants (S.A.R.G.) University of Thessaly

2016 - 2018, European Research Project «ΜΑΚΕ ΙΤ REAL» Addressing underachievement in STEAM education through real product design and making practices http://makeitreal.info/
Position: Main researcher, responsible for Task 2: CAD systems research
Funding Body: Erasmus +

2014, «Augmented Parametrics - Simulation and Expert Knowledge in Parametric Design»
Position: Research Assistant (short term contract) - Responsible for visualizations of the simulation and graphical representation of the results (GAM)
Funding Body: Austrian Science Fund FWF

2014, «UNAB - Sustainable Design process & Integrated Facades» Phase 2.2.5 – «Analysis Metal Facade Systems – A geometric exploration»
Position: Researcher of Phase 2.2.5 on metal facade systems and geometry
Funding Body: Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung, Abteilung Wissenschaft und Gesundheit, Geschäftsstelle des Zukunftsfonds, A8 (Österreich)

Architectural work

2018, Offices of the Association of Pensioner Traders in Thessaloniki  (Renovation - Lighting Study - Construction)

2017 - 2018, Confectionery shop and sweets factory in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (Design and Construction)

2016, Renovation of an apartment on Antigonidon Street (Valaoritou) in Thessaloniki. Architectural design and construction

2016, Design and construction of a tensile structure in Warehouse C at the Port of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the architect G. Dimopoulos

2013, Architectural Design for the competition for the multi-story building at Rathausstraße in Vienna, in collaboration with W. Schwarzenbacher and B. Bocsor

2013, Architectural competition for the design of a treatment unit at Nussdorf in Austria, in collaboration with W. Schwarzenbacher and B. Bocsor

2013, Three-dimensional design of the entire settlement and 3D printing of SPA Loipersdorf in Austria

2013, Detailed Design of Clinic Pirawarth in Austria, in collaboration with W. Schwarzenbacher and B. Bocsor

2013, Participation in the architectural design of the Hyundai Design Center in Korea in collaboration with the ΗΕΝΝ architecture office

2012, Architectural Design of MARS Rehabilitation Center in Austria, in collaboration with W. Schwarzenbacher and B. Bocsor

2012, Architectural design for the new building of the SPA Loipersdorf in Austria, in collaboration with W. Schwarzenbacher and B. Bocsor

2012, Architectural design for the covered wave pool of the SPA Loipersdorf in Austria, in collaboration with W. Schwarzenbacher and B. Bocsor

2011, Preliminary design of the OTE building in Athens, in collaboration with ANOMORFOSIS architects in Athens

2011, Final architectural design of Housing for the elderly in Desfina, Fokida, in collaboration with ANAMORFOSIS architects in Athens

2011, Participation in the elaboration team of the general final design for the Hellenic World Cultural Center of the Foundation of the Hellenic World in Athens, in collaboration with ANOMORFOSIS architects

2011, Detailed design of a residential complex in Voula, in collaboration with ANOMORFOSIS architects in Athens

2010, Multi-storey residential building in Olympiados street in Thessaloniki. Architectural design and construction in collaboration with I. Symeonidis

2010, Architectural design (building permit) and construction of a detached house in Souroti, Thessaloniki

2010, Architectural design and supervision of apartment interior design in Vouliagmeni - Special wooden interior and exterior constructions, in collaboration with ANOMORFOSIS architects in Athens

2010, Architectural design for the Ethnography Museum in Azerbaijan, Masterplan, buildings and landscape design, in collaboration with ANAMORFOSIS architects in Athens

2009, Parametric Shelf Wall, design and construction in collaboration with J. Ameijde and K.Crolla. Design team: S. Chaltiel, K. Chen, X. Su, U. Gupta, I. Symeonidou, M. Choudhary, V.Lytra, S. Feng, E. Matsis, M.Kloihofer, C.White, S.Kothapuram, J. Ropero

2009, Dragonfly Pavilion at the cof Jena, Germany. Design and construction of inflatable structure for BAUHAUS festival, in collaboration with M. Makki, K. Karatzas, M. Mingallon, P. Schizas, organized by T. Lorenz, T. Siems  http://www.greekarchitects.gr/en/temporary/theaterhaus-jena-inflatable-pavilion-id2438

2009, EmTech Wave Canopy στονυπάιθριοχώροτηςArchitectural Association στοΛονδίνο. Μελέτη, project-management καικατασκευή: S.Bayer, S.Chaltiel, K.Chen, S.Feng, I. Frank, U. Gupta, K. Karatzas, M. Khabazi, T. Lavrovskaya, M. Makki, M. Mingallón, M.Moukarzel, S. Ramaswamy, J. Ropero, S. Pezeshk, R. Satria, K.chertzing, P. Schizas, I. Symeonidou, X. Su

2009, Private residence in Kerasia (Municipality of Thermaikos). Architectural design and construction

2008, Audiolounge Interactive Furniture Piece at the Architectural Association in London. Design, construction and sound installation in collaboration with J. Ameijde, U.Ricci, S.Bahk, M. Choudhary, V. Lytra, F. Mattillana, S.Shaikh, Y. Wong

2008, Renovation of apartment in Navarinou Square Thessaloniki. Architectural design and construction

2008, Architectural design (building permit) of private residence in Epanomi, Thessaloniki

2007 - 2008, Construction and supervision of Peristeri and Anthoupoli Metro Stations in Athens. Head of production in the FCC and J&P AVAX Joint Venture. Responsible for Architectural finishes and panellings. Supervision of construction, meetings with scholars of all specialties, drafts of details, coordination of building works, material orders and team coordination, project management and quality control. Documentation AS BUILT plans

2006 - 2008, Architectural design and construction of three-storey residence in Upper City of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with I. Symeonidis

2006 - 2007, Construction and supervision of the Palma Arena in Spain. Ηead of the on-site technical office of the UTE VELODROMO Joint Venture of the FCC and Melchor Mascaró, throughout the project from excavation to completion and inauguration of the project. Construction supervision, detail designs, measurements, orders and quality control. Documentation AS BUILΤ plans

Artwork

2018, Porifera- Suspended Topologies by Giannopoulou, Baquero and Symeonidou in the framework of the Helexpo TIF Technology Art Festival – HELEXPO, with works by Greek and foreign artists using technology as design media, virtual reality, video games, performances, interactive facilities, co-organized with the Municipality of Thessaloniki and in collaboration with SXSW (USA), Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, ZKM (Germany), AUTh, and the University of Bournemouth. 8-16 / 09 / 2018 at the TIF.

2018 - 2019, Design of the costumes and 3D printed accessories for the interactive dance performance "Trayectory of an Idea" by Die Wolke Art Group. The trailer of the show is available at the link: https://vimeo.com/333675885  https://die-wolke.org/trajectory

2015, Algorithmic Portraits, Design and construction of a series of projects, using digital fabrication methods, employing an original algorithm specifically designed for this project.

2017, Teaching at the seminar Digital Fashion Tools: Digital Textile Design – 3Dscanning – 3Dprinting at the International Hellenic University, course content: digital modelling and 3D printing

2016 - 2017, Teaching (ΠΔ 407) at the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

2016, Intensive Workshop (7 days + presentation): Parametric Design Workshop Quixotic, in collaboration with teachers Α. Erioli, D. Gourdouki, G. Papakosta, S. Vergopoulos, M. Voyatzakis at the Architecture School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  http://transmythologies.tumblr.com/post/137573642159/quixotic-workshop-with-alessio-erioli

2016, Teaching the seminar Furniture Design with Digital Media: From Design To Production, at the International Hellenic University. Seminar content: 3D modeling and parametric design, CNC milling, 1:1 Construction  http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/ecaade2018_380.pdf

2015 - 2019, Teaching at the postgraduate programme Advanced Design: Innovation and Transdisciplinarity in Architectural Design of the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Workshops and lectures: Computational Geometry και εισαγωγή στο Rhino 3D (October 2015) epi-dermis - Parametric Design Workshop (November-December 2015) Pavilion stands for Peripteron* - Digital Fabrication Workshop (Spring 2016) FORM-D-FORM: Digital Design and Prototyping with Vacuum Forming (2018) Member of Jury: Final Review of Inter/Act workshop with Spyros Vosinakis (2/12/2017) Final Review //Workshop "Flowing Structuralism. From design to fabrication" with Efilena Baseta - Lenia Mascha (21/12/2018)  http://advanceddesign.arch.auth.gr/

2015, Masterclass for researchers and design professors during IASS2015 Flexible Matter: Experiments with analogue and digital form-finding of membranes, Analogue and Digital Form-finding Simulation of Tensile Structures using Grasshopperμε τη χρήση του Kangaroo Physics Engine  http://www.iass2015.org/workshops/6

2014 - 2017, Τeaching - External Collaborator (during PhD) at the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
Φύση και Χωροκατασκευές
Χωρικές Διερευνήσεις
Πτυχιακό εργαστήριο lab _42 Ουτοπία_ευτοπία_δυστ/ρ/οπία

2013 - 2019, Visiting Professor of the Postgraduate Course  ΜSc in Strategic Product Design at the International Hellenic University. Courses: 3D Computer Aided Design-Rhino (6 ECTS) Graphic Design and Digital Fabrication (6 ECTS) Creative Digital Media (6 ECTS) Supervision of postgraduate dissertation projects.

2011 - 2015, Teaching at the Architecture School of Technische Universität Graz (ΤU Graz) in Austria  
Digital methods of representation 
https://iam.tugraz.at/dm1/s11
https://iam.tugraz.at/dm1/s12
https://iam.tugraz.at/dm1/s13
Digital Design Methods 
https://iam.tugraz.at/dm2/w11
https://iam.tugraz.at/dm2/w12
https://iam.tugraz.at/dm2/w13
Designing the Negative - Πτυχιακό Εργαστήριο
https://iam.tugraz.at/studio/s12
Intensive Workshops - Digital and Analogue Form-finding
https://iam.tugraz.at/workshop14s
https://iam.tugraz.at/workshop14w

2009, Teaching at the Intesive Workshop: SKG ΙΝ_FLUX: An urban process plan, in collaboration with the teachers E. Athanasios, S. Vergopoulos, M. Vogiatzakis, N. Kalogirou, A. Kalfopoulos, D. Kontaxaki, A. Papka, S. Papadimitriou, V. Papadiamantopoulo, A. Papadopoulou, G. Papakosta, K. Spyridonidis, A. Christopoulos, P. Paia, A. Papayannakis, D. Kaimari, N. Karanikola, G. Posoukidou, P. Tarani, F. Vassilaki, G. Giokala, D. Gourdouki , M. Pantazi, K. Trifonidou, P. Chatzitsakyri at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Invited Jury of the Workshop: Patrick Schumacher – ΖΑΗΑ HADID ARCHITECTS Reiner Zettl – Die Angewandte Vienna

Monographs-Books

Symeonidou I., Gupta U. (2012) Bending Curvature: Design Research and Experimentation: Analogue and digital experiments, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.  ISBN-13: 978-3659162671 https://www.amazon.com/Bending-Curvature-Research-Experimentation-experiments/dp/3659162671

Book editing

Guest editing of the 12th Issue of ArchiDOCT Journal titled Geometry, Vol. 6 (2) - February 2019. ISSN 2309-0103 http://www.enhsa.net/archidoct/Issues/ArchiDoct_vol6_iss2/mobile/index.html

Τranslation of the book Translucent Materials: Glass, Plastics, Metals, published by Birkhäuser Architecture and edited by Frank Kaltenbach for publishers Editorial Gustavo Gili, SL (from English to Spanish) Kaltenbach F., (ed) (2008). Materiales traslúcidos: Vidrio, plástico, metal (DETAIL Praxis). Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, SL.  ISBN-13: 978-8425221842 https://www.amazon.es/Materiales-trasl%C3%BAcidos-Vidrio-pl%C3%A1stico-DETAIL/dp/8425221846

Chapters in edited volumes

Symeonidou I. (2018) Digital Creativity: Embracing new technologies for architectural innovation, in Handbook of Research on Form and Morphogenesis in Modern Architectural Contexts, edited by Domenico D'Uva, IGI Global Publications, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA https://www.amazon.de/Handbook-Research-Morphogenesis-Architectural-Entertainment/dp/152253993X

Symeonidou I. (2014) Use the force: An design approach where natural forces become agents of architectural morphogenesis, in Agile Design: Advanced Architectural Cultures, edited by A. Tellios, CND Publications, Thessaloniki,  ISBN 978 960 88610 9 1 https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Design-Advanced-Architectural-Cultures/dp/9608861098

Articles in scientific journals

Symeonidou I. (2019) Geometry (Editorial), in ArchiDOCT Journal, Issue 6-2 | February 2019, pp 6–11 http://www.enhsa.net/archidoct/Issues/vol6_iss2/ArchiDoct_vol6_iss2%2000%20Editorial.pdf

Symeonidou I. (2018) Epidermis: Algorithmic Design Based on Biomimetic Morphology, in NEXUS Nexus Network Journal - Architecture and Mathematics, Springer International Publishing, pp 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-018-0412-x https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s00004-018-0412-x?author_access_token=ewqHFAgcszunJIG7c8nopve4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY5PlcwfZ6nZfn1hEeozBObUE65_3oBke2rzLjSHN87EgP9kepf_DnpVTjGHn5nnhPFQMGyX6hn1HPwI051EKTQl7gElJEGqGrYOh-lzF6MGiA%3D%3D

Symeonidou I. (2016) Flexible Matter: A Real-Time Shape Exploration Employing Analogue and Digital Form-Finding of Tensile Structures, in International Journal of Architectural Computing – IJAC, published by SAGE http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1478077116670741

Symeonidou I. (2016) Anamorphic Experiences in 3D Space: Shadows, Projections and Other Optical Illusions, in NEXUS Nexus Network Journal - Architecture and Mathematics, Volume 18, Issue 3, published by Springer International Publishing, pp 779–797 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00004-016-0298-4

Alexandridis G., Symeonidou I., Tzetzis D. and Kyratsis P. (2016) An Integrated Workflow Of Biomimetic Design, Material Selection And Computer Aided Engineering, in Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, 4th issue 2016

Symeonidou I. (2010)  Fragmented knowledge of bioclimatic systems, Building Green Magazine (Vol 14), published by Kormos Technical Editions, Athens, Greece

Symeonidou I. (2009) Inflatable Structure for Jena Theaterhaus in Germany, in Greek Architects online magazine, edited by Vasilis Mistriotis, Athens, Greece

Conference proceedings

Symeonidou I.  (2019) The Magnified Pixel: Digitally Fabricated Prototypes at the Intersection of Art, Mathematics and Architecture. Presented at the Bridges 2019 Conference Proceedings, Tessellations Publishing, pp. 383–386. http://archive.bridgesmathart.org/2019/bridges2019-383.html

Symeonidou I. (2019) Hybrid bridges as landmarks in the public space of the city, in the Conference Proceedings PUBLIC SPACE +, Technical Chamber of Greece, Thessaloniki

Symeonidou I. (2019) Learning through making in architectural education: From Bauhaus to the current era of digital fabrication in Fab Labs, in the Conference Proceedings of the International Conference BAUHAUS AND GREECE: THE NEW IDEA OF SYNTHESIS IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE, organized by the Athens School of Fine Arts and the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, 30 May - 1 June 2019

Symeonidou I. (2018) The habitable bridge: Exploring an architectural paradigm that combines connectivity with habitation, in  A. Krstić-Furundžić, M.Vukmirović, E. Lazarević, A. Đukić (eds) PLACES AND TECHNOLOGIES 2018 - Proceedings of the 5th International Academic Conference on Places and Technologies,  published by the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, Serbia.  ISBN: 978-86-7924-199-3

Symeonidou I. (2018) Revisiting ancient Greek technology with digital media, in O, Kontovourkis (ed), SUSTAINABLE COMPUTATIONAL WORKFLOWS - Computational Design and Fabrication towards Sustainable Products and Processes, Proceedings of the 6th eCAADe Regional International Symposium, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 24th – 25th May 2018. ISBN: 9789491207143

Symeonidou I. (2018) Epidermis - Αn introduction to algorithmic design based on biomimetic morphological references, in  Book of Abstracts of the 6th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics MONGEOMETRIJA 2018,  published by the Serbian Society for Geometry and Graphics (SUGIG) and the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.  ISBN: 978-86-6022-054-9

Symeonidou I. (2018) Furniture Design with Digital Media - A participative educational experiment of digital craftsmanship, in Kepczynska-Walczak, A, Bialkowski, S (eds.), Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland, 19-21 September 2018, pp. 417-426

Symeonidou I., Tsongas K., Tzimtzimis E., Mansour M., Tzetzis D., Achillas C., Mansour G. (2018) Computer aided design and 3D printing for STEAM education: a technical reference guide for teachers, in the Proceedings Volume 10808, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2018, Wilga, Poland; 1080854, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2504296

Symeonidou I. (2017) Reinventing Design-Build projects with the use of digital media for design and construction - A survey of 120 educational pavilions, in Fioravanti, A, Cursi, S, Elahmar, S, Gargaro, S, Loffreda, G, Novembri, G, Trento, A (eds.), ShoCK! - Sharing Computational Knowledge! - Proceedings of the 35th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2017, pp. 231-240

Giannelis A., Symeonidou I., Tzetzis D., Kaisarlis G. and Kyratsis P. (2017) Laser Scanning and CAD Conversion Accuracy Correction of a Highly Curved Engineering Component using a Precision Tactile Measuring System, in the Proceedings of the 21th edition of Innovative Manufacturing Engineering & Energy International Conference IManEE 2017, Iasi, Romania – BEST PAPER AWARD 

Symeonidou I. and Angelidou M. (2017) The role of educational pavilions in place making: Establishing a dialogue between the university and the city, στα πρακτικά του 2ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδρίου για το Marketing & Branding Τόπου, σε συνδιοργάνωση του Τμήματος Μηχανικών Χωροταξίας, Πολεοδομίας και Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας και του Δήμου Λαρισαίων

Angelidou M. and Symeonidou I. (2017) Marketing the smart city, στα πρακτικά του 2ου Πανελλήνιου Συνεδρίου για το Marketing & Branding Τόπου, σε συνδιοργάνωση του Τμήματος Μηχανικών Χωροταξίας, Πολεοδομίας και Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας και του Δήμου Λαρισαίων

Symeonidou I. and Weissenböck R. (2016) Design-research by making: An educational hands-on approach to design-research through manual/robotic processes, aae2016 International Peer-reviewed Conference on ‘Research Based Education’ hosted by The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UCL, UK, 7-9 April 2016, p. 150-161

Symeonidou I. (2015) Flexible Matter: A Real-Time Shape Exploration Employing Analogue and Digital Form-Finding of Tensile Structures, Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R (επιμ.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADeConference - Volume 1, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September 2015

Symeonidou I. (2015) Analogue and digital form-finding of bending rod structures, Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015, Amsterdam Future Visions 17 - 20 August 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tzetzis D. and Symeonidou I. (2015) Material and Design Selection of Wine Packaging using a CAD-based Approach for Green Logistics, 1st International Conference on Agrifood Supply Chain Management & Green Logistics - Life Cycle Analysis

Symeonidou I. (2014) Flexible Matter, poster presentation at Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014, hosted by The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UCL, UK, 18-21 September 2014

Symeonidou I. (2014) Digital fabrication of 1:1 experimental constructions within an educational context, What's the Matter: Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation, ENHSA-EAAE International Conference, COAC, ETSAB, ETSAV, Barcelona, September 4-5-6, 2014, p.835-845

Symeonidou I., Hirschberg U., and Kaftan M. (2013) Designing the Negative: An exploration of robotic fabrication for customized concrete formworks, in Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADeConference – Volume 1, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013

Symeonidou I., Kollias Ph. A. (2013) Syn-Thesis: An insight into the correlations in architectural and musical algorithmic composition, Proceedings of the conference ‘Knowing (by) Designing’ at LUCA, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture Brussels, 22-23 May 2013, p.183-191

Symeonidou I. and Tzaka A. (2012) Surface (eco)logics: A Geometric and Performative Exploration of ‘Deep Surface’ Envelopes, ENHSA-EAAE International Conference Scaleless-Seamless: Performing a less fragmented architectural education and practice, Münster School of Architecture, 15-17 November 2012, p. 363-370

Ζαβολέας Γ., Ζησιμόπουλος Δ., Παππάς Β., Στρουμπάκος Β., Συμεωνίδου Ι. (2012) Καταχρήσεις του Κώδικα στην Αρχιτεκτονική: Τοπολογικοί Πειραματισμοί μέσω Υπολογιστικών Μεθόδων, Επιστημονικο συνεδριο – Γεωμετρία : Από την Επιστήμη στην Εφαρμογή, Αθηνα 1-2 Ιουνιου 2012

Symeonidou I. and Gupta U. (2012) Bending Curvature – A design tool for interactive complexity, T.  Fischer,  K.  De  Biswas,  J.J.  Ham,  R.  Naka,  W.X.  Huang, Beyond  Codes  and  Pixels:  Proceedings  of the  17th  International  Conference  on  Computer-Aided Architectural  Design  Research  in Asia,  Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), School of Architecture, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai, India, 25-28 April 2012, p. 547–556

Symeonidou I. (2011) Algorithmic Morphogenesis of Hybrid Lightweight Structures, ALGODE TOKYO 2011, International Symposium on Algorithmic Design for Architecture and Urban Design, 13-14 November 2011

Symeonidou I. (2011) Ανάδειξη των ποιοτήτων του δημοσίου χώρου με ψηφιακά εργαλεία σχεδιασμού και κατασκευής, Πρακτικά συνεδρίου ‘Δημόσιος Χώρος Αναζητείται’ Ολύμπιον, Θεσσαλονίλη, 20-22 Οκτωβρίου 2011. Εκδόσεις Cannot Not Design Publications

Symeonidou I., Hirschberg U. (2011) Developing a 'next generation' collaborative design platform, ENHSA-EAAE International Conference 2011 Rethinking the Human in Technology-Driven Architecture, KAM Chania Greece 29-31 August, p. 513-526

Symeonidou Ι. (2011) «Contemporary Architectural Technology: Digital Design and Digital Fabrication, New Media and Perspectives», in 11th Panhellenic Architecture Conference 17-20 May 2011

Symeonidou I. (2010) Design and fabrication strategies for differentiated lightweight structures, poster presentation at Advances in Architectural Geometry 2010, hosted by Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 18-21 September 2010

Tzaka A., Papakostas G., Kalogirou N., Symeonidou I. (2010) SKG in Flux – An urban process plan, in Future Cities: eCAADe 2010 Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Education p.107-114

Symeonidou I. (2010) Surface Nets: Digital - Material Behaviour of a Hybrid Structure, 5th EAAE/ENHSA Theory Subgroup 2010, SURFACE: Digital Materiality and the New Relation between Depth and Surface as a Challenge for Architectural Education, Technical University of Crete, Department of Architecture, Chania 1-3 September 2010

Symeonidou I. (2010) Embedding performance criteria in architectural morphogenesis, 10th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems 2010 – Netherlands July 19 - 22, 2010 Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Edited by Harry Timmermans & Bauke de Vries ISBN: 978-90-6814-181-8

Symeonidou I. (2009) Design and Fabrication of EmTech Canopy, ENHSA-EAAE International Symposium 2009: File to factory - The design and fabrication of innovative forms in a continuum, KAM Chania, Greece, 3-4 September 2009, p. 297-308

Symeonidou I. (2008) Floating Architecture: From Traditional boathouses to contemporary floating buildings, 4th International Sinan Symposium: Water and Architecture 2008, Trakya University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Turkey, 10-13 April, p.79-84

Symeonidou I. (2008) Humanitarian Architecture: Researching the resources, networks and good practice, 23rd UIA World Congress of Architecture 2008, Centro Congressi Lingotto, Torino, 29 June -3 July 2008

Meetings-Conferences

2019Holocaust Memories in the City of Thessaloniki, lecture in collaboration with Dr. Eleni Mavragani at the 1st Interdisciplinary Meeting on: Memory and Oblivion in the Public Space which took place at Alexandros Lefkada, in August 23-26, 2019, organized by the urban non-profit company Cities in Balance (CiBA) (24/8/2019)  https://lefkadazin.gr/2019/08/16/proti-diepistimoniki-synadisi-cities-in-balance-mnimi-kai-lithi-ston-dimosio-xoro-ston-alexandro-lefkadas/

2019The Magnified Pixel: Digitally Fabricated Prototypes at the Intersection of Art, Mathematics and Architecture, lecture at the Bridges 2019 Conference, hosted by Johannes Kepler University and Ars Electronica, in Linz, Austria (18/7/2019)  http://bridgesmathart.org/uploads/2019/2019program.pdf

2019Learning through making in architectural education: From Bauhaus to the current era of digital fabrication in Fab Labs, lecture at the International Conference BAUHAUS AND GREECE: THE NEW IDEA OF SYNTHESIS IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE, organized by the Athens School of Fine Arts and the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, held at Benaki Museum in Athens (31/6/2019)  http://bauhaus2019.asfa.gr/images/keimena/programme%20-%20English.pdf

2019Hybrid bridges as landmarks in the public space of the city, lecture at the Conference PUBLIC SPACE +,held in Warehouse D, PROBLITA A, ThPA, in Thessaloniki (30/3/2019)

2018Digital media for  Design and Construction in the Design Studio: The Bridge and the Pavilion, lecture at the "Digital Media in Architectural Education", held at the Amphitheater of the Department of Architecture at the University of Thessaly, Volos (13/12/2018)

2018The Digital Tinkerer: Mediating reciprocities across design, manufacturing and circular economy, lecture at Ecocity Forum 2018: Circular Economy in Smart Cities, under the Auspices of H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos and it is organized with the cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Tourinsm, the Ministy of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy and the Hellenic Tourism Organisation, at Thessaloniki Concert Hall (4/9/2018)

2018Furniture Design with Digital Media: A participative educational experiment of digital craftsmanship, lecture at the 36th International Conference eCAADe - Computing for a better tomorrow at Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland (20/09/2018)

2018Epidermis - Αn introduction to algorithmic design based on biomimetic morphological references, lecture at the 6th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics MONGEOMETRIJA 2018, which took place at the Architecture School of the University of Novi Sad in Serbia (7/6/2018)

2018Revisiting ancient Greek technology with digital media, lecture at the 6th eCAADe Regional International Symposium 2018, that took place at the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (25/5/2018)

2018Digital design media and their contribution to the creation of spatial conditions of non-standard geometry, lecture in the framework of the workshop "And yet it moves: ANIMATION - EDUCATION - NEW TECHNOLOGIES" at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly (18/05/2018)

2018The habitable bridge: Exploring an architectural paradigm that combines connectivity with habitation, lecture at the 5th International Academic Conference on Places and Technologies at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade in Serbia (28/04/2018)

2017Reinventing Design-Build projects with the use of digital media for design and construction - A survey of 120 educational pavilions, lecture at the 35th eCAADe  International Conference at Sapienza University of Rome (21/9/2017)

2017Marketing the smart city brand: An empirical investigation, lecture at the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Marketing & Branding, organized by the Department of Spatial Planning, Urban Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly and the Municipality of Larissa (1/4/2017)

2017The role of educational pavilions in place making: Establishing a dialogue between the university and the city, lecture at the 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Marketing & Branding, organized by the Department of Spatial Planning, Urban Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly and the Municipality of Larissa (1/4/2017)

2017,  Lecture during the Meeting of the project MakeITreal in the thematic area of the use of 3Dprinting in schools, at the University of Twente, Nederlands (28/8/2017)

2016Design-research by making: An educational hands-on approach to design-research through manual/robotic processes, διάλεξη στο συνέδριο aae2016 International Peer-reviewed Conference on ‘Research Based Education’ στο UCL στο Λονδίνο (8/4/2016)

2016,  Lecture on digital media for design and fabrication as part of the international event 92Υ – 7 DAYS OF GENIUS at the Technopolis of Thessaloniki (3/7/2016)

2016Digital Media for Design Innovation, lecutre as part of  Εcothess at the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ) (18/5/2016)

2016Digital media for design studies and culture at the International Conference Designing Creative Synergies (22/3/2016)

2015Material and Design Selection of Wine Packaging using a CAD-based Approach for Green Logistics, lecture at the 1st International Conference on Agrifood Supply Chain Management & Green Logistics (29/5/2015)

2015Analogue and digital form-finding of bending rod structures, lecture at the International Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) in Amstrerdam (18/8/2015)

2015Flexible Matter: A Real-Time Shape Exploration Employing Analogue and Digital Form-Finding of Tensile Structures, lecture at the International Conference eCAADe in Vienna (14/09/2015)

2014Digital fabrication of 1:1 experimental constructions within an educational context, lecture at the International Conference of ENHSA-EAAE in Barcelona (5/9/2014)

2013,  Lecture and presentation of AB-USE design workshop results at the University of Porto in collaboration with Yannis Zaleveas as part of the Future Traditions conference (5/4/2013)

2013Syn-Thesis: An insight into the correlations in architectural and musical algorithmic composition, lecture at the International Conference ‘Knowing (by) Designing’ at LUCA Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in Brussels (23/5/2013)

2013Designing the Negative: An exploration of robotic fabrication for customized concrete, lecture at eCAADe International Conference 2013 at Delft University of Technology (19/9/2013)

2012,  Academic lecture open to the public on the Use of code in Architecture and presentation of the results of the AB-use Computation in Architecture workshop at the Amphitheater of the Architecture School of the University of Patras with selected guest jury members (24/2/2012)

2012Bending Curvature – A design tool for interactive complexity, lecture at the 17th International  Conference  on  Computer-Aided Architectural  Design  Research in Asia,  Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) in Chennai, India (26/4/2012) – Recieving the YOUNG CAADRIA AWARD

2012Surface (eco)logics: A Geometric and Performative Exploration of ‘Deep Surface’ Envelopes, lecture at ENHSA-EAAE International Conference Scaleless-Seamless: Performing a less fragmented architectural education and practice at Münster School of Architecture (16/11/2012)

2012Digital Media for Design and Fabrication, lecture at Faberarium: Fabrication Technologies for Architecture as part of Workshop2012 beta (22/11/2012)

2011Contemporary architectural technology: Digital Fabrication and Digital Design, (lecture based on doctoral dissertation) under the eCAADe 2011 Ljubliana - PhD workshop. Award for eCAADe grant for young researchers 2011 (20/9/2011)

2011Contemporary Architectural Technology: Digital Design and Digital Construction, New Media and Perspectives, lecture at the 11th Panhellenic Architecture Conference (18/5/2011)

2011Developing a 'next generation' collaborative design platform, lecture at ENHSA-EAAE International Conference 2011 Rethinking the Human in Technology-Driven Architecture, at KAM in Chania, Crete (30/8/2011)

2011Algorithmic Morphogenesis of Hybrid Lightweight Structures, lecture at ALGODE TOKYO 2011, International Symposium on Algorithmic Design for Architecture and Urban Design (13/11/2011) The lecture took place through telefonference.

2010Embedding performance criteria in architectural morphogenesis, lecture at the 10th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems 2010 in Eindhoven (19/7/2010)

2010Surface Nets: Digital - Material Behaviour of a Hybrid Structure, lecture at the 5th EAAE/ENHSA Theory Subgroup 2010, SURFACE: Digital Materiality and the New Relation between Depth and Surface as a Challenge for Architectural Education at ΚΑΜ in Chania, Crete (2/9/2010)

2010SKG in Flux – An urban process plan, lecture at eCAADe 2010 International Conference in Zurich (15/9/2010)

2009Surface Nets, academic lecture as part of the postgraduate program Emergent Technologies and Design, at the Architectural Association in London. Invitation by Michael Weinstock (15/10/2009)

2009Design and Fabrication of EmTech Canopy, lecture at ENHSA-EAAE International Symposium 2009: File to factory - The design and fabrication of innovative forms in a continuum in Chania, Crete (3/9/2009)

2008Humanitarian Architecture: Researching the resources, networks and good practice, lecture at the XXIII UIA WORLD ARCHITECTURE CONGRESS Torino 2008 - International Call for Papers – Democracy, Centro Congressi Lingotto, Torino (1/7/2008)

2008Floating Architecture: From Traditional boathouses to contemporary floating buildings, lecture at the 4th International Sinan Symposium: Water and Architecture 2008, Trakya University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (10/4/2008)

Academic lectures

2019"The Stone Carver", academic lecture at the Architecture Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as part of the Studio 02EA10 - Introduction to Design 2 (18/2/2019)

2018,  Lecture tittled "Digital Media in Education" at the International Hellenic University, as part of MAKE it REAL project (27/03/2018)

2018Digital Fabrication in Architecture, academic lecture at the postgraduate programme ADVANCED DESIGN: INNOVATION AND TRANS-DISCIPLINARITY IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as part of the Workshop Form-D-Form (20/2/2018)

2018"The Point", academic lecture at the Architecture Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as part of the 1st Year of Architectural Design Studio, invited by the teaching team (26/2/2018)

2016Photorealistic representations in Maxwell, academic lecture as part of the course Modeling in Solidworks, taught by D. Tzetzis at the International University of Greece (18/4/2016)

2016Digital Morphogenesis, academic lecture as part of the Spatial Investigations studio by T. Tellios at the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (23/3/2016)

2016Mind to Factory Continuum: Thinking - Designing - Constructing, academic Lecture at the Course 07TH11 Technology and Architecture Creation, invited by the teaching team S. Vergopoulos, M. Bogiatzakis and K.Spyridonidis at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (23/11/2016)

2016Computational Design, academic Lecture at the Graduate Program of Design of Products and Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design of TEI of Western Macedonia (23/6/2016)

2015Computational form-finding, academic lecture as part of the Spatial Investigations studio by T. Tellios at the Department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1/4/2015)

2014Form-Finding and Digital Media in Architecture, an academic lecture open to the public, the lecture was followed by the presentation of the results of the workshop "Flexible matter: Design experiments with analogue and digital form-finding of tensile structures" with invited professors A. Wiltsche, M. Stavric (16/05/2014)

2014Bend the rules: Designing experiments with analogue and digital form-finding of bent structures, academic lecture open to the public on bending - buckling and parametric bending simulation systems. The lecture was followed by the presentation of the results of the workshop with invited professors A. Taras, M. Stavric, M. Manahl, E. Hess (21/11/2014)

2014Digital Fabrication, academic lecture as part of the course Hybrid Places of M. Vogiatzaki at the Architecture Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (5/12/2014)

2013,  Academic lecture open to the public on the use of Code in Architecture and presentation of the results of Code Abuse II at the Amphitheater of the Architecture School of the University of Patras (15/2/2013)

2013Digital Fabrication and Digital Design, academic lecture based on the PhD Thesis, at the 7th Annual Dresden International Doctoral Colloquium "Architectural Aesthetics, Building Composition & City Design". Participation in the Colloquium after selection based on CV and field of study (20-22 / 6/2013)

Exhibitions

2019, Participation with the work Porifera _ Suspended Topologies in collaboration with Effimia Giannopoulou and Pablo Baquero, in Thessaloniki Design Week, coorganized by the Municipality of Thessaloniki, General Secretariat for Youth, Philartia, MOMus, Labbatoir, Hellenic Design Center and +Design  (May 2019) https://thessalonikidesignweek.gr/home-en/

2018, Participation in an artwork from the Algorithmic Portraits series at the "50/50 Artists & Designers in Dialogue" exhibition at the HELEXPO International Exhibition Center, organized by Lefteris Plakidas, Giorgos Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiri and curated by Fionis Dallas (October 2018)

2018 - 2019, The Pavilion
Exhibition of student works from the course Architectural Design ΙV-VI IA: Digital Fabrication in Architecture
Exhibition: 12/12/2018-1/2/2019
Exhibition Space of the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Volos
Opening: Wednesday 12 December 2018 | 20.00 Participating students: Elisavet Kyretsi, Dimitris Mitsimbonas, Zoe Papadopoulou, Anna Fatourou-Sipsi, Apostolos Vlachos, Sophia Barbisis, Persefoni Terzi, Angelos Terzopoulos, Evangelia Chatzibalasi, Mariza Argyrou, Melina Kalamas, Danae Papoutsi, Danae Tzoni, Aris Karliotis, Kalliopi Lyviaki, Maria Tsilomitrou, Painting-Anna Dimopoulou, Dorothea-Ariadne Koumendou, Markos Pavloudakis, Sofia Agrafiotis, Elena Kyriakou, Dimitra Peppa, Andreas Routsis, Nikoletta Diamantou, Yannis Drakakis, Stratis Lamproulis, Evangelia Fessa, Maria-Helen Geo Goula, jetties Dimitris Alexandros Papathanasiou, Nephele Fotiadis Georgia Citizen, Georgia Sagmatopoulou Olga Stai-Antoniades, Sissy pan

Instructor: Ioanna Symeonidou, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture  http://www.arch.uth.gr/en/activities/1874

Public lectures

2019Computational Design, lecture as part of the Month of Culture at Anatolia College, invited by professor M. Chatzikefala. The lecture took place at BISSEL Library, 17 Sevenidi St., Thessaloniki, Greece (18/2/2019)

2018Contemporary applications of 3D printing, talk-interview to the journalist E. Kabakis on the ERT3 i-LAB broadcast, which deals with innovation, new technologies, research and entrepreneurship. It was featured in the 7th episode of the ET3 broadcast i-LAB (10/11/2018)

2018The Contribution of Digital Media for the Design and Construction of Non-Standard Architecture, lecture in the framework of the open event "Nature & Spatial Constructions" organized by Prof. N. Tsinikas at the Technical Chamber of Greece TEE / TCM Amphitheater in Thessaloniki (19/10/2018)

2016Lightweight structures and Form-finding, public lecture during the celebration of the 60 years of the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at Warehouse C at Thessaloniki Port (16/10/2016)

Committees

2019,  Member of the Scientific Committee of 37º eCAADe + XXIII SIGraDi Conference  https://ecaadesigradi2019.arq.up.pt/

2018,  Member of the scientific reviewing committee of Nexus Network Journal - Architecture and Mathematics, published by Springer International Publishing

2018,  Member of the Scientific Committee of the Digital Protoyping Laboratory of the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly

2018,  Member of the Scientific Committee of rca X 2018: international conference on cross – disciplinary collaboration  https://researchconference.architektur.uni-kl.de/call-for-papers#scientific-committee

2018,  Participation in the examination committee of the Doctoral Thesis of George Tryfonos titled "An Integrated digital design and robotic fabrication process of tensile mesh structures"  supervised by Dr. Odysseus Kontovourkis, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus.

The PhD viva took place in Nicosia on December 7, 2018. The examination committee of the Dissertation included:
Dr. Marios Phocas, Associate Professor (President) Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Dr Odysseas Kontovourkis, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Dr Natia Charalambous, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus, Dr Eftichios Christoforou, Special Scientist Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Dr Ioanna Symeonidou, Assistant Professor Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly

2019,

Proposal selected for The Triennale of Architecture 2019 in Lisbon. Artificial Realities. Virtual as an aesthetic medium in architecture ideation (EN) curated by: Sara Eloy and Nancy Diniz and with the participation of Sara Eloy, Augmented Architectures, Anette Kreutzberg, Ioanna Symeonidou, Ana Moural, Effimia Giannopoulou, Pablo Baquero, Miguel Sales Dias, Ricardo Resende, Nuno Pereira da Silva, Carla Lopes, Luísa Almeida, in partnership with the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL, ISTAR-IUL).

 https://www.trienaldelisboa.com/news/d/news_0769affd-2ad8-11e9-93f6-ac1f6b817f78

2018, Selection of the work Porifera- Suspended Topologies by Giannopoulou, Baquero and Symeonidou in the framework of the Helexpo TIF Technology Art Festival – HELEXPO, with works by Greek and foreign artists using technology as design media, virtual reality, video games, performances, interactive facilities, co-organized with the Municipality of Thessaloniki and in collaboration with SXSW (USA), Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, ZKM (Germany), AUTh, and the University of Bournemouth. 8-16 / 09 / 2018 at the TIF. Selection Committee: Sotirios Bahtsetzis (curator, art theorist, ArtBOX.gr), Elli Chrysidou (artist, Vice-Mayor of Culture, Municipality of Thessaloniki), Vicky Dalkrani (Director, Institute of Exhibition Research - HELEXPO), Christos Savvidis (curator, ArtBOX.gr; Artistic Director, Artecitya by Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki)

2017, BEST PAPER AWARD  for the conference paper Giannelis A., Symeonidou I., Tzetzis D., Kaisarlis G. and Kyratsis P. (2017) Laser Scanning and CAD Conversion Accuracy Correction of a Highly Curved Engineering Component using a Precision Tactile Measuring System, at the 21st Innovative Manufacturing Engineering & Energy International Conference IManEE 2017 at Iasi, Romania

2014, Full Scholarship by the University of the Aegean for participation in Summer School «Advanced technologies in Product Design, Engineering and Manufacturing»

2014, Scholarship (Based on Portfolio) for participation in the Masterclass by Pierre Labat at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art as part of INSPIRE FESTIVAL- Funding by ΕSPA 2014

2012, Young CAADRIA Award 2012 from Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)

2012, Scholarship of Excellence by the Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for PhD studies

2011, 1st Honorable Mention in Architecture Competition of the Urban Sea Transport in Thessaloniki, by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks

2011, eCAADe grant for young researchers 2011 from Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) https://ecaade.org/conference/grant/

2010, Research Grant for Young Researchers from the το EU Seventh Framework Program for participation in Advances in Architectural Geometry, in Vienna

2007, Shortlisted (First round selection) - 7th OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition, Prague, Czech Republic

2005, 2nd Prize in Category Sustainability Award of the Youth Photography Competition organised by the Cultural Association of Cantabria

2005, Shortlisted for the International Contest [Humanity] Utmost Design 04/05 organised by Hunan University, China

2004, Full Scholarship by the Union of Mediterranean Architects for participation in the Summer School of Centre d'Étude pour la Ville et l'Architecture (CEVA) in Beaucaire, France

2003, Scholarship from Erasmus exchange programme for studies at the Architecture School of Czech Technical University of Prague

1996, National Award of Excellence from the Hellenic Mathematical Society. Finalist of all three phases of the national competition and member of the Greek National Team of Mathematics in 1996