7:00 PM

34 Tsakalof Str., Kolonaki 106 73

A City of Thresholds

A lecture by Professor Stavros Stavrides on the transformative potential of public culture, urban activism, and common life.

Stavros Stavrides, architect and activist, is Professor at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he teaches graduate courses on housing design (social housing design included), as well as postgraduate courses on the meaning of metropolitan experience. He has published numerous articles on spatial theory and urban struggles. His books include The Symbolic Relation to Space (Athens, 1990), Advertising and the Meaning of Space (Athens, 1996), The Texture of Things (with E. Kotsou, Athens, 1996), From the City-as-Screen to the City-as-Stage (Athens, 2002 National Book Award), Suspended Spaces of Alterity (Athens, 2010), and Towards the City of Thresholds (in English, 2010, in Spanish, 2016, and in Turkish, 2016). His research is currently focused on forms of emancipating spatial practices and urban commoning, characteristically developed in his last books Common Space: The City as Commons, (2016 in English, in Greek 2018 in Turkish 2018 and in Portuguese, forthcoming), and Common Spaces of Urban Emancipation (forthcoming in English). He has lectured in European and Latin American Universities on urban struggles and practices of urban commoning.

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