Resident artist at the Transitorisches Museum at Pfyn

How can a community enter a process of self-reflection and collective planning process? This was the main question behind the Pfyn Future [Perfect] workshop which was organized on September 10, 2019 by invitation from the Transitorisches Museum at Pfyn, and to zeitgarten.ch in the small community of Pfyn, Switzerland. The workshop structure The workshop was…

The legacy of Christopher Alexander

Christopher Wolfgang Alexander is a widely influential architect and design theorist,  currently an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley were he has taught for several decades. His theories about the nature of human-centered design have affected fields beyond architecture, including urban design, software, sociology, systems thinking, commons theory and others.  For this reason his legacy is wide open and ongoing and many students, faculty members at…

Victoria Square Project (VSP)

How do design practices and the scientific field of architecture respond in relation to the challenges of an era marked by environmental, political and social crises? How are lifestyles being reflected in the cities, infrastructure and the built environment and, in turn, how are spatial planning, buildings and cities shaping  prevalent societal behaviors? How does…

El espejismo en crísis

The Seminar “El Espejismo en Crísis / Explorando Futuros Alternativos para un Puerto en Transición” on August 24, was organized by Alejandro Meitin at FAU, Universidad de La Plata, Argentina. Alejandro Meitin and Nicholas Anastasopoulos form part of the Ports in Transition , an international network of researchers and activists which was born in 2016 around…

Imagining alternative futures for ports in transition: Habitat III

 “Imagining alternative futures for ports in transition” was an official Side Event of Habitat III, Quito, 17-20 October 2016. Former ports of air and water, in various parts of the world, experience uncertain states of gradual or abrupt transition. Some are being imagined as metropolitan parks, while in times of economic recession, others are facing…

An NTUA|PUCE Erasmus+ workshop

The  workshop was held in collaboration between the School of Architecture of NTUA and the university of PUCE, in Quito, capital of Ecuador. Our workshop examined alternative planning procedures and strategies around the urban fabric in theory and in practice. A strategic goal was the interaction with the city itself and the collaboration with various local…

A U T O N O M A

Abstract of Keynote presentation to the Autonoma Conference Developing a South-to-South dialogue through addressing in parallel two post-colonial histories, the traditions of community, top-down and bottom-up approaches and the role of the state in two seemingly different countries such as Greece and Ecuador, is a provocative concept and it produces interesting results. This comparison is…

Ephemeral social use of Św. Jana. Gdańsk

The historic church of Św. Jana in the city of Gdańsk is a gothic church which has been converted into a multi-cultural space where various activities from concerts to speeches take place. In the context of Jamm’Art two architects, Nicholas Anastasopoulos and Christopher Guest, collaborated in converting the typical unidirectional congregation seating of the nave…

Oncologist doctor’s office, Rigilis street, Athens

The redesigning and ugrading of an oncologist doctor’s office included secretary, nurse, doctor’s office, waiting and patients examination rooms. The goal of this interior design project was to create a tranquil space which induces inner peace, a sense of order, harmony and introspection. Towards this a well-thought out vocabulary of subtle colors, materials engaging in…

Museum for agriculture and the environment. Loggos, Achaia

The project involves the reuse and transformation of a traditional olive press in the center of the small town of Loggos, into a museum for agriculture, the environment, local history and folklore collections. The Lambropoulos building in Loggos functioned as an Olive Press at the beginning of the 20th century, at a time during which…

MET@transmediale!

The MET workshop was invited in transmediale.2016 to participate in the Re-examining Global.Ports panel,  moderated by Ben Vickers and Oliver Lerone Schultz.

Unplanned Interdependencies | Guapamacataro

An unplanned but orchestrated encounter between two groups of people: a group of artists in Residency and a group of invited visitors from the community meet up and are invited to participate in a circle of friendship. The human circle is a formation which allows for a better and more equitable understanding between members of an encounter….