2014, Chandigarh, India, With Metaxia Markaki
Chandigarh the ville de Beton Brt celebrated its 50 years of completion recently. This photo series captures the city in perpetual decay and the aesthetic of decay. The hybidisation that the inhabitants are bringing to this city and how a pirate modernity is taking over the city.
I am a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich, where I coordinate the Doctoral Programme at the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies. Additionally, I lecture on urban studies, political ecology, and sociology and work as part of the transdisciplinary project on agri-urbanisms at the Chair of Sociology. In my research practice, I actively combine academic research with artistic practices of filmmaking, and socially-engaged art. My 2020 film Not Just Roads with Klearjos E. Papanicolaou premiered at several important film festivals across the world and won the Society of Architectural Historians Film Award for 2022.
On this website you will find some of my past and ongoing works and writings