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-Engineer licensed in EU, Cultural Researcher Writer and Curator, currently Honorary Professor Associate of the University of Liverpool (UoL), 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, and essays in books. An Associate Professor, most recently at the Department of Architecture Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, including before the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, and the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Stergiou is the recipient of numerous research grants and prizes, including the Princeton University Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship, the XJTLU Research Development Fund and Research Conference Fund, and two research prizes by the European Union and the Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change. Her teaching received numerous recognitions and the HEA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education with Distinction. Her research project AAO: Ethics/Aesthetic has been the recipient of sixteen 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 international artists, designers, architects, intellectuals, scholars, academics and activists. Stergiou is the editor of Against All Odds project: Ethics/Aesthetics (Athens: Benaki Museum and Papasotiriou, 2011), and of Revelation (Athens: Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004, 2003).

Her spatial strategies and design are the recipient of 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 distinctions in international design competitions such as the Honorable Mention for redefining  urban waterfront of Busan, Korea, awarded by the Municipality of Busan. She has published in architectural journals, webmagazines and books of Amsterdam, New York, Athens, Milano, Seoul, Madrid, and Paris (Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Space, Metalocus), and exhibited in many shows in New York, Paris, Athens, Belarus, Madrid, Busan, and London (Paris Pavillon de l’Arsenal, RIBA gallery, 3rd Minsk International Biennale). Stergiou has delivered numerous public lectures (Université Laval, CityU Hong Kong, American University of Beirut, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Yeunjin University Busan, Universidade Estadual de Londrina Brazil), has been an Independent Expert, Board of Nominators, Mies van der Rohe Award-European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, 2013-2019, a reviewer of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ACSA, 2019, and a reviewing expert of the Swiss National Science Foundation/SNSF, 2020.

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

Her fields of research, practice, teaching and experience are:
Critical and Historical studies. Histories and Theories of Art and Architecture.
Research Grants: 13. Research Prizes: 2. Reviewing expert for Humanities, Swiss National Science Foundation/SNS, 2020. Reviewing expert for History, Theory, Criticism, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ACSA, 2019. Princeton University Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship, 2004-2005. Research projects in EU, SE Asia, USA: 16. Contributions in edited books: 6. Papers: 36. Articles: 17. Editorial Board of Journals: 3. Teaching experience, theory lectures/seminars: 13 yrs. Courses taught in UG/PG/Post-professional programs in EU, SE Asia, NS America: 10. Paper-based doctoral dissertation “The Concept of the Avant-Garde in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Architecture. History, Theory, Criticism.”
Active Research. Research by Design.
Editor of books: AAO: Ethics/Aesthetics (Athens: Benaki Museum and Papasotiriou, 2011); Revelation (Athens: Cultural Olympiad 200-2004, 2003). Teaching prizes in SE Asia, EU, NS America: 7. 52 projects/programs led, including the research and construction supervision of 30 design projects in EU and SE Asia, and the participation in 7 international/European urban/architectural design competitions. Articles: 37. Invited Keynote Speaker in Asia, EU, Middle East, NS America: 11. Research grants, subsidies, sponsorships: 16, including subventions from the USA, Spanish, and Dutch Embassies in Greece, and the UNDP. Research funds: ca 400.000 €. Prizes, recognitions: 11, including The Golden Novum Design Award 2019, the Silver Novum Design Award 2019, the Laureate Leonardo 2009, and the Special Diploma of the Union of Architects of Russia 2009. Exhibitions in SE Asia, EU, Africa, Middle East, NS America: 17. Teaching experience, design studios with theory lectures/seminars: 22. Courses taught in UG/PG/Post-professional programs in EU, SE Asia, NS America: 25. Independent Expert, Board of Nominators, The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van de Rohe Award, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019. Reviewing expert for Design, Practice, Pedagogy, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ACSA, 2019. Esteem indicators within her scope of engaging a wide audience: 187 articles (on projects and Stergiou) in architecture books and journals, magazines of culture, architecture culture and daily/Sunday newspapers. 8 radio interviews.

Collaborators in Design Research: 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 in Active Research: 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.