LS/Architecture&Strategies is a practice that focuses on active research, inventive design and curatorial strategies. Its research workshop and educational culture examines as well as applies social ecology spatial politics and design. Principal researcher: Lina Stergiou.

Dr. Lina Stergiou is a licensed architect in EU, researcher, writer and educator, most recently Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China, including before the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, and the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly. Her scholarly work examines the terminological perspective of the architectural ‘avant-garde,’ and urban commons, specifically in Athens, about which she talks in conferences and symposia and contributes essays and chapters to books, while both condition active spatial research.

She is a Princeton University Stanley Seeger Research Fellow and the recipient of 13 research grants and 2 prizes. Her 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.

Her spatial strategies and design are the recipient of 11 recognitions and awards such as the Special Diploma Leonardo 2009, and the Mention with Diploma of the Union of Architects of Russia, including 5 distinctions in international design competitions (i.e. Honorable Mention for redefining Busan’s urban waterfront, Korea). It is published in 42 architectural journals, webmagazines and books of Amsterdam, New York, Athens, Milano, Seoul, Madrid, and Paris (Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Space, Metalocus), and is presented, usually after competition, in 17 exhibitions in New York, Paris, Athens, Belarus, Madrid, Busan, and London (Paris Pavillon de l’Arsenal, RIBA gallery, 3rd Minsk International Biennale). She 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 an Independent Expert, Board of Nominators, Mies van der Rohe Award – European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Art, Cultural Theories and Studies from Kingston School of Art, Kingston University 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.


Collaborating Architects
Orestis Argiropoulos
Yannis Arvanitis
Roula Bakopannou
Antonis Chazapis
Chrysi Gousiou
Dimitris Kardaras
Nikos Koukoumis
Kostantia Misyri
Stathoula Palivou
Petros Phokaides
Evelina Rempi
Loukas Triantis
Dido Tsigaridi
Yannikos Vasiloulis
Aris Zambikos