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  • Ioanna Theocharopoulou

    Assistant Professor of Interior Design

    Profile:

    Ioanna Theocharopoulou trained at the Architectural Association in London (AA Dipl). She also holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD), and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Columbia University. Her research focuses on cities, interiors, and on the histories and theories of sustainable design. She has participated in numerous academic conferences and events, and is the author of Builders, Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens, (Artifice Books on Architecture, 2017) reprinted by the Onassis Foundation (Athens), 2018.

    Theocharopoulou was the main curator of the Weltstadt Project for the Goethe-Institut, New York in 2014 and the editor of the project print publication. Her writing has appeared in journals including Log, Thresholds, the RIBA journal, and as chapters in several anthologies, including XXL - XS. New Directions in Ecological Design, edited by Mitchell Joachim and Michael Silver, (Actar, 2017), Ground Rules for Humanitarian Design edited by Alice Min Soo Chun and Irene Brisson, (John Wiley & Sons, 2015); Post-War Middle-Class Housing: Models, Construction and Change, edited by Gaia Caramellino and Federico Zanfi, (Peter Lang Publishers, 2015); Landscapes of Development. The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by Panayiota Pyla (Harvard GSD, 2014), The Urban Design Ecologies Reader edited by Brian McGrath (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean Ideal edited by Jean-Francois Lejeune and Michelangelo Sabatini (Routledge 2009), and Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture, edited by Hilde Heynen and Gulsum Baydar, (Routledge, 2005). Theocharopoulou is a member of the Theatrum Mundi network, an organization that “helps to expand the crafts of city-making through collaborations between artists and urbanists” and is chaired by Richard Sennett. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons the New School for Design in New York.
     

    Research Interests:

    architectural history, histories of the interior, urban histories, sustainable design

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