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Eleni Axioti, AA Ph.D., AA MA H&T, MEng. AUTH

Course Tutor - Second Year, History and Theory Studies, AA Experimental Programme.

Professional qualifications

Chartered Structural & Civil Engineer - Techincal Chamber of Greece (TEE - TCB) Member of : AHRA, EAHN, SAHGB, SAH.

Research Interest

My research focuses on architectural history in regard to issues of social policy, political economy, and technology, investigating the practices of governance and more specifically the biopolitical aspects of architecture and planning. My PhD. thesis addresses the changes in the institutional architecture of the British welfare state and its dismantling through technologies of neoliberal governance. I am also interested in developing a transdisciplinary approach to research, specifically addressing the different modes of production of architectural knowledge and their role in the development of contemporary relations of power.


Eleni Axioti is a researcher and an educator. She is course tutor of the second-year history and theory studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and an associate lecturer in contextual studies at Central St. Martins School of Architecture. She has recently concluded her Ph.D. thesis on the transformation of the institutional architecture of the British welfare state to a state of workfare. Her research focuses on architectural history in regard to issues of social policy, political economy and technology, investigating the practices of governance and more specifically the biopolitical aspects of architecture and planning. Axioti holds an MA in Histories and Theories (AA) and a MEng. in Civil and Structural engineering (AUTH). She has practiced as a designer, writer and an editor in the UK and Greece since 2008.


2019, Architecture and Bureaucracy: Entangled Sites of Knowledge Production and Exchange, An architecture for the officialdom: the British civil service, modern bureaucracy and the Whitehall

2019, 16th Annual International Conference of the AHRA, Architecture & Collective Life, The Whitehall plan and the rise of neoliberal technocracy in the British state

2005, Axioti, E., Doukas, I.D., and Savvaidis, P., FIG International Symposium , Use of GIS for the Preparation of an Action Plan for Seismic Risk Management in the City of Thessaloniki


2009, The Interruptive Spaces of Gordon-Matta Clark, Floater Magazine, Issue 02, System False

2006, “Meet me at the Island of Idleness”; a journey to elsewhere and beyond, Static, The London Consortium Journal, Issue 04, Unaccommodated

, Lost in Translation, or Trying to Engage with the Architecture of Language, , AUSP Publications, Architectural Association, A Document of Scales and/of Engagement, Architectural Association

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.