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Dr Aikaterini Antonopoulou DipArch MSc PhD

Lecturer in Architectural Design Architecture


Personal Statement

My research examines the role and agency of digital mediation and representation in the way urban space is perceived, used, and produced. From 2016 to 2018 I was the Simpson Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art. Under the theme Digital Cultures and Crisis Athens, my work has focused on the interaction of the digital with the phenomena of the crisis in Athens, Greece: how the homeless, the unemployed, the immigrant, whose active presence in public are minimal, seek to create new grounds for social interaction and a new sense of belonging; how propaganda videos by Far-Right supporters on YouTube reveal unknown Athenian landscapes; how violence, austerity, and poverty become aestheticised on the walls of the city via the Internet and mass-consumed through the social media.

From 2010 to 2015 I taught architectural design and theory in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in Newcastle University and from 2013 to 2015, at the same school, I was the programme organiser for the MA in Architectural Design Research, a post-professional, research-intensive design degree, which focused on architecture in urban contexts. From 2015 to January 2018, in the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), I taught architectural design and theory in the school’s BA, MA and Master of Architecture programmes and I supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Digital Cultures and Crisis Athens - Postdoctoral Fellowship, ESALA, University of Edinburgh (2016/18)

From Digital Creations of Space to Analogous Experiences of Places: Living in Second Life and Acting in Flash Mob - PhD Dissertation, APL, Newcastle University (2013)

MSc in Advanced Architectural Design, ESALA, The University of Edinburgh (2008)

Diploma of Architecture, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (2006)