Happy to be part of an online discussion with Aristodimos Komninos moderated by Stefan Gruber and Chun Zheng about spaces and practices of commoning, and their diverse etymologies. Aristodimos and myself will discuss about the lost meaning of ‘κοινωνία’ (kinonía), which is based on our contribution to anexhbition for this year’s Tbilisi Architecture Biennale.
Giving a talk as part of the first 'Public Practice Discuss' online event, where we talked about how councils are rethinking their engagement strategies in light of the covid-19 safety restrictions. I presented some brief observations based on my role as a Senior Regeneration Manager in Newham council.
I am happy to announce that I will be part of the 3rd cohort of the innovative Public Practice programme that places built environment experts in public authorities in the UK. I will hold a Senior Regeneration Manager position at the council of the London Borough of Newham.
After 6 long years of research, I successfully defended my PhD thesis at the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University! You can now call me Doctor Katrini! :)
Organising a discussion on Urban Commons at Central Saint Martins in collaboration with the Urban Commons Group at Sheffield University. The event was a collaboration between Central Saint Martins, Metropolitan University and the University of Sheffield.
I had the pleasure to present some of my doctoral research findings at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, as part of the Design for the Cultural Commons lecture series.The lecture 'Towards the Collective City' was the first of a series of public lectures as part of the MA Design for the Cultural Commons organized and led by Torange Khonsari.
Excited to share a small teaser of my doctoral research on Shareable! Check out my blog post "Creating the everyday commons: The need to consider space in sharing initiatives" and find out why space plays an important role in sharing initiatives.
Visiting Berlin to present some fo the work we have been doing at Participatory City Foundation in the borough of Barking & Dagenham, as part of the symposium 'Designing the City Together'.
I am grateful to say that my paper "Sharing Culture: on definitions, values, and emergence" has been published as part of the The Sociological Review Monograph "Unboxing the Sharing Economy: Opportunities and Risks of the Era of Collaboration".
I am attending the XVI Biennial IASC Conference on 'Practicing the Commons; self-governance, cooperation and institutional change' taking place in Utrecht as an Agriterra Grantee to present findings from my doctoral research.
I am taking part in the PhD by Design Conference at the University of Sheffield, focusing on the 'Idea of the Self in Research'. I will present my PhD work so far and focus on issues of personal subjectivity and bias in design research.
I successfully realized my PhD proposal "Creating the Everyday Commons; Sharing Culture in urban neighborhoods and its relation to physical space".
Greatly excited to work with fellow researchers and architects on [AUTONOMA], an international conference taking place in Athens. International scholars and practitioners coming together in an effort to identify Urban Autonomy as a distinct area of research and explore the potential of collective city structures to address current and future socio-spatial challenges.
Giving a talk on using blog posts as a tool for engagement in the classroom, as part of the 2016 Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation Summit organised by the Eberly Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to present the Vacant Home Tour to an international audience! Our presentation was part of the 10th Design Principles & Practices International Conference with the topic "Design Transforming Society".
Our Vacant Home Tour Project is featured on this great documentary about Wilkinsburg Borough by WQED. "Why Not Wilkinsburg?" is a film written and directed by Minette Seate.
My paper "Addressing Food, Water, Waste and Energy Locally Yields in Urban Regenerative Environments" has been published in a book edited by Fatih A. Rifki entitled Architecture Anthology I: Sustainable Design as part of ATINER conference proceedings.
I am presenting my paper "Creating the Everyday Commons; Sharing as a means of self-organization versus business as usual" at the 1st IASC Thematic Conference on The Urban Commons in Bologna. The conference is organized by the International association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), the Laboratory for the Governance of Commons (LabGov) and Fordham Urban Law Center.
My photobook "People who Share" has been selected to be exhibited as part of the Photobook Show of the Athens Photo Festival 2015. The photobook showcases the way three women in Pittsburgh are sharing a home together as an alternative way to retirement.
My diploma thesis on a new housing model for polykatoikia is presented as a part of the exhibition "Piraeus and Utopia", organized by the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), at the Municipal Library of Piraeus. The exhibition and my project are also presented at the latest issue of "Oikotrives" magazine.
The Vacant Home Tour won the Community Development Award at the 5th Annual Community Development Summit organized by the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG).
I am giving a presentation on participatory planning and community engagement methods at the Center of Advanced Spatial Analysis of UCL. The presentation will be focusing on how to move "From Designing a Solution to co-Designing a Process".
Our project Vacant Home Tour was selected to represent Carnegie Mellon University at the National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Our project competed with 11 other renowned universities across the US, and was one of the four finalists, winning a $5,000 award to fund the first Vacant Home Tour ever in Wilkinsburg!
My paper on the "Synergies of a Shared Household" was selected to participate in the conference "Housing Critical Futures" in Liverpool this April. The conference is organized by the journal of Architecture, Media, Politics, Society and the University of Liverpool.
The Upper Lawrenceville Community Visioning and Development Plan after receiving the AIA awards it is getting a lot of media buzz! Read the article on Next Pittsburgh "Why the strategic plan of Upper Lawrenceville wins awards and really works"