Aikaterini Zacharopoulou
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Teaching Assistant - 1st Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Katerina Zacharopoulou is an architect and researcher. Coming from Thessaloniki, Greece, she received an Architect Engineer Diploma with Honours from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2016. In 2017, she completed the MA Programme "History & Critical Thinking in Architecture" with Distinction. Her MA Thesis explored the use of humour in architectural discourse and practice, and entertained the possibility of its rejection in favour of irony, attributing it to the philosophical background between the terms, in combination with their frequent confusion. Her research interests continue to lie in the conception of built form as a means of communication, and the necessary gap between intended and received message, as well as in if, and how, architectural writings and buildings can be funny. She has talked about humour in an architectural context at events at the AA and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and she is the first architect to have presented a paper at the International Society for Humor Studies Conference, on its 30th anniversary. The paper was based on her MA Thesis, and received the 2nd place in the conference’s Christie Davies Award competition.
Thanos Zartaloudis
Position:PhD External 2nd Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Dr. Thanos Zartaloudis was born in Athens, Greece and has been living and working in the UK since 1993. He is an academic, working currently as a Reader in Legal theory and history at the University of Kent, where he teaches at Kent Law School in Canterbury. He convenes there a year long course on Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Law and a course titled Law, Space and Power, that fuses architectural theory, urban planning and legal thought. He was earlier teaching at the University of London, Birkbeck College for over a decade and at the University of Exeter. His background lies in law and philosophy, with a particular interest in ancient cultures, classics, legal history and theory, philosophy and social theory. He has taught at and visited many Universities internationally. He has been teaching and supervising at the AA since 2014 with a particular interest in the interaction of philosophy with architecture and the way in which architecture governs or commands. He has worked closely with architects over the years and his most recent work is the ongoing project with Aristide Antonas on the urban protocols, an innovative fusion of legal practice, theory and architecture (published now as The Archipelago of Protocols, DtP Barcelona, 2016).
Elia D Zenghelis
Unit/Programme:Diploma 2
Position:Unit Master, Diploma 2, AA Undergraduate School
Dena Ziari
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Tutor - 3rd Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Dena Ziari completed her postgraduate studies in History and Theory of Architecture at the AA. She is an academic and historian of Architecture and Urbanism, where she has been part of the faculty teaching history of architecture since 2010, she is also visiting lecturer at the University of Navarra and previously at the Aarhus School of Architecture. Her research interests focus on the intersection of psychiatry and urbanism with the development and growth of the city from the late 19th Century; and the treatment, use, and contemporary misuse of history, culture and identity reflected in the architectural heritage of modern Iran. She also writes for architects about their architecture.
Francesco Zuddas
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School
Bio: Francesco Zuddas studied architecture, engineering, and urbanism at the University of Cagliari and at the Architectural Association. In 2013-14 he was a Visiting Research Scholar at GSAPP, Columbia University. He completed a Ph.D. on the space of the university as a critical testing ground for an idea of the city, which he is currently developing into a book. In parallel to his academic activities, he co-directs the practice urbanaarchitettura focusing on domestic projects and urbanism.

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