What’s the Matter Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation, International Conference, COAC, ETSAB, ETSAV, Barcelona, September 4-5-6, 2014

Maria Voyatzaki

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Maria Voyatzaki is associate professor of architectural design and technology at the School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) since 2001. Her PhD at the University of Bath, School of Architecture  (1996) supervised by Chris Williams and Edmund Happold investigated the design process of non-standard architecture entitled “An Insight into the Design Process of Unconventional Structures”. Her research and respective published work focuses on the integration of an idea and its materiality aiming at enhancing the quality of architecture through this integration. She has taught for over 11 years in the United Kingdom and for a semester in Denmark (Aarhus School of Architecture). She has organised and participated in a great number of international student workshops and international conferences for architecture educators. She is a freelance architect practising in Greece. She is the Coordinator of the European Network of Design and Technologies Teachers since 2001. She is a free-lance architect with experience in practices like Buro Happold. She is also the coordinator of a number of European funded programmes on architectural education, with the most recent one being the two-year funded Life-Long Learning Multilateral Project, continuum: from the school lab to the factory workshop that investigates new pedagogic protocols for teaching students on a file-to-factory logic. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal e-archidoct. Her work has been exhibited in Europe and China. She has been a Council Member of the European Association for Architectural Education (2000-2007). She lectures abroad and sits at design juries around the world. She is a chartered architect in Greece (Technical Chamber of Greece) and the UK and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Architectural Registration Board in the UK, the Association of University Teachers and a member of the Design Society.

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DeLanda’s Comeback as Filmaker

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