Dimitri Grozopoulos & Fani Kostourou

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Dimitris graduated from the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014) and continued his studies doing an MA in Landscape & Urbanism in Kingston University London (2016). He is a graffiti artist but also explores various art forms from sketching to 3D installations. Within the last few years, he had participated in numerous workshops, exhibitions and competitions projects that have been awarded. During his studies, he enriched his architectural approach through the activity of urban exploration, discovering the various conceptions of abandoned spaces and modern ruins. The phenomenon of urban decay constitutes the heart of his ongoing research, which has been published and exhibited in numerous occasions (Greek Pavilion of Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Think-Space Unconference-Zagreb 2013, etc.). He is founder and editor-in-chief of archstudies.gr platform (2011), through which has curated lectures, competitions and architectural exhibitions in Greece along with the other team members. He is currently based in London.

Fani is an architect and urban designer. She studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and holds a MAS in Urban Design from ETH Zürich and a MRes in Spatial Design: Architecture & Cities from The Bartlett, UCL London.  Her design work has featured in publications such as “Minha Casa, Nossa Cidade: Innovating Mass Housing for Social Change in Brazil” (Ruby Press, 2014) and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2014-15), Columbia GSAPP’s Studio-X in Rio (2013), Museu de Arte do Rio (2014), X São Paulo Biennale (2013) and XV Venice Architecture Biennale (2016) among others. Recently and as part of her studio teaching, she has co-edited two publications on “E-merging Design Research” (The Bartlett 2015, 2017). Currently, Fani is an EPSRC funded doctoral student at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at The Bartlett School of Architecture, and Development Planning Unit, UCL. In April 2017, she joined the MIT Department of Architecture and Computation as a visiting PhD student.