MECHANISM OF SUSPENSION

Infrastructure and legislation

for free camping

 

THE TEAM_

Alexandra Vougia, Theodossis Issaias, Platon Issaias

 

Collaborators:

Thanos Zartaloudis, lawyer

Chrysoula Korovesi, media artist

Ilias Matsas, mechanical engineer

Alexandros Avlonitis, architect

Stavros Milonas, architect

Prelab, Prototyping and Reverse Engineering – Athens

 

Alexandra Vougia

Alexandra Vougia (Thessaloniki, 1983) graduated in 2007 from the Faculty of Architecture of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki – Greece, and holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design - MS AAD from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation - GSAPP, Columbia University (2008). in June 2016, she was awarded her PhD by the AA. Alexandra has worked as an architect in New York (Morris Sato Studio) and Athens (A. N. Tombazis & Associates Architects) and has been teaching at the AA since 2012; currently studio and History and Theory Studies in the First Year and the DRL.

 

Theodossis Issaias

Theodossis Issaias (Athens, 1985) graduated in 2008 from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens – Greece. He holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urbanism (SMarchS) from the School of Architecture and Planning -SA+P, MIT (2011). He has worked as an architect and urban designer in Athens and Boston in offices such as the ORGanization for Permanent Modernity and VietAid Community Development Corporation. Currently he is a PhD candidate at Yale, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. From 2017-2018, he was a Museum Research Consortium Fellow at MoMA, NY.

 

Platon Issaias

Platon Issaias (Athens, 1984) graduated in 2007 from the Faculty of Architecture of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki – Greece. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (MS AAD) from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation-GSAPP, Columbia University (2008). In 2014, he received his PhD from TU Delft as a member of the City as Project research collective led by Pier Vittorio Aureli. He is the director of Projective Cities MPhil programme at the AA, where he also teaches Diploma Unit 7 with Hamed Khosravi. Platon has been practicing individually and in collaboration across a wide range of scales including architecture, urban design and planning. His research investigates the relation between conflict, urban management and architectural form with a focus on political economy and labour struggles.

 

Thanos Zartaloudis

Thanos Zartaloudis (Athens, 1975) is a lawyer and an academic. He has studied law and philosophy at the University of Kent, the University of Amsterdam and the University of London. He has taught in many other universities internationally and at the University of London, Birkbeck College for over ten years, while currently he teaches at the University of Kent. His most recent book is Giorgio Agamben: Power Law and the Uses of Criticism (Routledge). He is currently writing a book titled The Idea of Justice (EUP) and his long-term research project is titled The Use of Things: in law, art and technology. He is the editor of a book series titled Encounters in Law and Philosophy, published by Edinburgh University press. His research in architectural theory and design lies at the intersections with history, philosophy and legal thought.