About

LS/Architecture&Strategies is an active research practice for spatial and social strategies design and art, generating multifaceted projects of social ecology and spatial politics. Principal researcher is Lina Stergiou.

Dr. Stergiou is an Architect licensed in EU, Cultural Researcher Writer and Curator, Honorary Professor Associate of the University of Liverpool, exploring in multiple formats spatial politics and the avant-garde, which she actively practices as curatorial and design strategies, and explores through talks, conferences, symposia, essays and chapters in books. An Associate Professor, most recently at the Department of Architecture Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, including before the School of Architecture National Technical University of Athens, and the Department of Architecture University of Thessaly, Dr. Stergiou is a Princeton University Stanley Seeger Research Fellow and recipient of 13 research grants and 2 prizes, 7 teaching awards and 11 design prizes among several academic, writing, and research performances. Stergiou’s research project AAO: Ethics/Aesthetic is the recipient of 16 subsidies and sponsorship funds and implemented as two-year series of international conferences, exhibitions, academic workshops, collective experiments and public actions in collaboration with Benaki Museum Athens, Université de Paris 8, Athens School of Fine Arts, National Technical University of Athens, Parsons The New School For Design, and 45 international artists, designers, architects, intellectuals, scholars, academics and activists. She is the editor of Against All Odds project: Ethics/Aesthetics (Athens: Benaki Museum and Papasotiriou, 2011), of Revelation (Athens: Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004, 2003), and the author of a forthcoming one.

The spatial strategies and design of Stergiou are the recipient of 11 prizes such as the Golden and Silver Novum Design Award 2019, Paris, the Special Diploma Leonardo 2009, and the Mention with Diploma of the Union of Architects of Russia, including 5 distinctions in international design competitions such as the Honorable Mention for redefining  urban waterfront of Busan, Korea, awarded by the Municipality of Busan. 42 architectural journals, webmagazines and books of Amsterdam, New York, Athens, Milano, Seoul, Madrid, and Paris (Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Space, Metalocus) published her work. It is also been exhibited, usually after competition, in 17 shows in New York, Paris, Athens, Belarus, Madrid, Busan, and London (Paris Pavillon de l’Arsenal, RIBA gallery, 3rd Minsk International Biennale). Stergiou delivers public lectures on her design (Laval University, CityU Hong Kong, American University of Beirut, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Yeunjin University Busan, Universidade Estadual de Londrina Brazil). She is since 2012, Independent Expert, Board of Nominators, of the Mies van der Rohe Award-European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2013,-15, -17, -19, Reviewer of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ACSA, -19, and reviewing Expert of the Swiss National Science Foundation/SNSF, -20.

Stergiou holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Art, Cultural Theories and Studies from Kingston School of Art, London, a Post-Professional Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, Pratt Institute, New York, and a Professional Master of Science in Architecture (Dipl.-Ing. Architect) from the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, receiving scholarships from Kingston University, Pratt Institute, and the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation.

Research Fields
Cultural Avant-Garde Architectural  Theories and Studies.

  • Princeton University Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship.
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ACSA Reviewer for History, Theory, Criticism.
  • Swiss National Science Foundation/SNSF Reviewing Expert for Humanities.
  • Research Grants: 13.
  • Research Prizes: 2.
  • Research projects in EU, SE Asia, USA: 16.
  • Chapters in edited books: 6.
  • Papers: 36.
  • Articles: 17.
  • Editorial Board of Journals: 3.
  • Years of HTC teaching experience: 13.
  • HTC courses taught in UG/PG/Post-professional programs in EU, SE Asia, NS America: 10.
  • Paper-based Ph.D. “The Concept of the Avant-Garde in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Architecture. History, Theory, Criticism.”
  • 1 single-authored book in-progress.

Active Research. Research by Design.

  • 2 edited books: AAO: Ethics/Aesthetics (Athens: Benaki Museum, 2011); Revelation (Athens: Cultural Olympiad, 2003).
  • Research, design, construction supervision of 30 projects in Europe and Asia, and for the participation in 7 International/European urban and architectural design competitions.
  • Research Projects and programs: 15.
  • Research Grants, subsidies, and sponsorships: 16.
  • Research Funds: ca 400.000 €.
  • Exhibitions of projects in SE Asia, EU, Africa, Middle East, NS America: 17.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker in Asia, EU, Middle East, NS America: 11.
  • The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van de Rohe Award Independent Expert, Board of Nominators, 2012-today.
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ACSA Reviewer for Design, Practice, Pedagogy.
  • Swiss National Science Foundation/SNSF Reviewing Expert.
  • Design Prizes and recognitions: 11.
    Laureate Leonardo.
    Special Diploma of the Union of Architects of Russia.
    Golden and Silver Novum Design Awards (4).
  • Teaching Prizes of SE Asia, EU, NS America: 7.
  • Articles: 37.
  • Esteem indicators of Stergiou, active research and design:
    187 articles in magazines of culture, architecture culture, and newspapers; 8 radio interviews.
  • Courses taught in UG/PG/Post-professional programs in EU, SE Asia, NS America: 25.
  • Years of teaching experience: 22.

Collaborating Architects: Orestis Argiropoulos, Yannis Arvanitis, Roula Bakopannou, Antonis Chazapis, Chrysi Gousiou, Olga Ioannou, Dimitris Kardaras, Nikos Koukoumis, Kostantia Misyri, Stathoula Palivou, Petros Phokaides, Evelina Rempi, Loukas Triantis, Dido Tsigaridi, Yannikos Vasiloulis, Aris Zambikos. Collaborators Participants in Active Resarch: 350 including Maurice Benayoun, Laurie Lazer&Darryl Smith, Ross Evans/Worldbike, John Peterson&Liz Ogbu/Public Architecture, Matthew Passmore&Teresa Aguilera/Rebar, Cameron Sinclair/AFH, Santiago Cirugeda/Recetas Urbanas, JODI, Ole Bouman, David Cottington, Lydia Matthews, Michael Morris, Radhika Subramaniam, Robin Gareus, Blanka Amezkua, Droog, Frank Havermans, Do Ho Suh, Jason Miller, Eelko Moorer, Iris Kritikou, Penny Gheka, Apostolos Papageorgiou, Georgia Gremouti, Eleni Karayanni, Panos Kombis, Elena Papadimitriou, Christos Simatos, Dimitris Skouroyannis, Amalia Stavroulaki, Vangelis Theodoridis, Marios Angelos Voutsinas, Nadia Kalara, Maria Papadimitriou, Giorgos Tzirtzilakis, Vicky Betsou, Konstantinos Moraitis, Lois Papadopoulos, Maria Theodorou, Jilly Traganou, Louisa Anagnostou, Nikos Kazeros, Thalea Niniou, Fani Sophologi, Eleni Tzirtzilaki/Nomadic Architecture Network, Hariklia Hari/PPC_TLab, Maria Daskalaki, Anny Platanioti/Tombazis&AssociateArchitects, Amy Franceschini&Corinne Matesich/Futurefarmers, Teddy Cruz&Mauricio Corbalan, Sarah Wigglesworth. Partnerships with Institutions: Benaki Museum Athens, The Foundation of The Hellenic World, Université de Paris 8, National Technical University of Athens, The US Embassy in Greece, The Embassy of Holland in Greece, The Embassy of Spain in Greece, Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Hellenic Ministry for Culture and Tourism, United Nations’ Development Program UNDP, Athens Art Week, Municipality of Athens, The City of Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company ATEDCo, Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδος Technical Chamber of Greece, ΣΑΔΑΣ-ΠΕΑ Association of Greek Architects, Ελληνικό Ινστιτούτο Αρχιτεκτονικής Hellenic Institute of Architects, Athens School of Fine Arts, Parsons The New School For Design.