Asterios Agkathidis (MA Programme Director, ARCH711/ARCH713 /ARCH729/ARCH730/ARCH721-23 coordinator)
Asterios studied architecture in Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, holding a 6-year Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He completed his 2-year postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Städelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt (2001) tutored by Peter Cook, Enric Miralles, Ben van Berkel, CJ Lim and Johan Bettum. He became a partner in the architectural practice b&k+ in Cologne until 2004, then worked for VMX Architects, Amsterdam until 2005. After being part of OMA- Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam that same year, Asterios returns to Frankfurt where he founds the architecture and research laboratory a3lab Frankfurt-Thessaloniki. His built work has been published, awarded and exhibited internationally. His 8th book, Sustainable Retrofits will be released by Routledge, London in June 2018. Teaching and lecturing experiences include the AdBK Nuremberg, the TU Darmstadt (for 5 years, as a research associate), the University of Thessaloniki, the Islamic University Malaysia, the Columbia University, and the Städelschule Architecture Class. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and Senior Lecturer at the Raffles Design Institute Shanghai. Today, being a registered architect in Greece and the UK, he holds a lectureship for digital architecture at the University of Liverpool, where he is currently leading the MA in Architecture and tutoring in design studios and thesis.
Katerina Antonopoulou (MA studio tutor)
Katerina’s research examines the role and agency of digital mediation and representation in the way urban space is perceived, used, and produced. From 2016 to 2018 she was the Simpson Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art. Under the theme Digital Cultures and Crisis Athens, her work has focused on the interaction of the digital with the phenomena of the crisis in Athens: how the homeless, the unemployed, the immigrant, whose active presence in public is minimal, seek to create new grounds for social interaction and a new sense of belonging; how propaganda videos by Far-Right supporters on YouTube reveal unknown Athenian landscapes; how violence, austerity, and poverty become aestheticized on the walls of the city via the Internet and mass-consumed through the social media. From 2010 to 2015 she taught architectural design and theory in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in Newcastle University and from 2013 to 2015, she was the programme organiser for the MA in Architectural Design Research in the same school. She is currently a lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture.
Andrew Crompton (Research Methods coordinator)
Andrew Crompton delivers the research methods module ARCH481. He is an architect who studied at Cambridge and Manchester Universities and writes about fractal urbanism. Other interests are the application of information theory to architecture, the mathematical analysis of music and algorithms for the generation of fonts. In 2009 he was awarded the Michael Breheny Prize by UCL. Since 2010 he has also been studying and recording multifaith spaces.
Richard Dod (BA3 studio lead / MA studio tutor / Thesis tutor)
Richard has a background of professional practice as an architect designing buildings for the Higher Education and Healthcare sectors. He has taught at the School of Architecture for over twelve years in a part-time capacity and, more recently, as a full-time member of staff. Nine of these enjoyable and fruitful years have been spent teaching the MA course. He also currently leads a Studio in Third Year of the BA course. His two special teaching interests are the use and manipulation of structure in building design and genius loci, how to respect and work with the special qualities of place.
Dr Christina Malathouni is a qualified architect (ARB) and an architectural historian. She holds an MSc and a PhD from The Bartlett, UCL. Personal distinctions include the nomination of her PhD Thesis for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research (for Outstanding PhD Thesis) 2011 and a Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Fellowship (Society of Architectural Historians, USA, 2014). Dr Malathouni also has extensive experience in twentieth-century architectural heritage. She is a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (UK) and an associate member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites International Scientific Committee on 20th-Century Heritage (ICOMOS-ISC20C).