Dr Liana Psarologaki is the founder of Architecture at Suffolk, a new programme area in the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Suffolk. She is an Associate Professor, the course leader for the BA (Hons) Architecture and the elected Chair of Education for RIBA East Region.
Dr Psarologaki is the research lead for the design strand in the Suffolk Sustainability Institute, overseeing business engagement partnerships and community engagement projects in the area of Architecture and the Built Environment with a focus on urbanism, citizenship, pedagogy and sustainability.
She is a Qualified Architect (ARB and TCG-TEE), a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE (HEA). She is also a visiting assistant professor (ERASMUS+) with the School of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and TU Delft.
Dr Psarologaki holds a PhD from the University of Brighton, a Masters in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2007 and an MA in Fine Art with a distinction –specialising in sculpture, installations and performance– from UCA Canterbury (2010).
Dr Psarologaki is a trained PGR supervisor and research team lead and is welcoming PhD proposals in the areas of architecture theory and history, creative ecologies and environmental humanities.
Dr Psarologaki is the module leader and tutor on the BA (Hons) Architecture for:
Design Synthesis 1 (architectural design studio: site, envelope, user)
Critical Perspectives (advanced history and theory, research methods in Architecture)
City-Context-Culture (urban and critical design, fabrication)
Research (dissertation and special theory topics)
Dr Psarologaki’s research interests are interdisciplinary with broad and eclectic references. She is researching the ontology of architectural and artistic experience of space from a post-humanist perspective. Her work contributes to the ongoing debate on the experience of architectural space merging elements of neuroscience, empiricism, theoretical quantum physics, biology, politics and metaphilosophy.
Dr Psarologaki uses theory and experimental practice to investigate issues of ecology, life and environmental affects, that also expend to pedagogy, visual culture and environmental humanities. She is also actively interested in art and architecture radical pedagogy, as related to interdisciplinary and scholarly-led models of learning and teaching in HE.
Psarologaki, L. and Zografos, S. (2021) “Reclaiming the Habitat: Food, Fire and Affordance in Designing and Living the Urban” in Design Commons Practices, Processes and Crossovers ed. by Gerhard Bruyns and Stavros Kousoulas. DERF Springer (in press).
Psarologaki, L. (2020) “Making Architects in Agile Studios: A Manifesto for Situated Architectural Education” in The Cambridge Architecture Journal Scroope 29. Cambridge: The University of Cambridge. OA: https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/Downloads/scroope-29.pdf
Psarologaki, L. (2019) “Artistic spatiotemporal experiences after Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Brian Massumi; a theory of becoming” in Aberrant Nuptials: Deleuze and Artistic Research. Orpheus Institute Series. Leuven University Press. pp. 317-324. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvmd83nt
Psarologaki, L. (2018) “The Fourth Dog Perspective: Sensorial Experience in Spatial Practice” in On Time: A Spill Reader. Ipswich: Pacitti Company. pp 68-79.
Psarologaki, L. (2018) “Chorotopical Art: Mediating the Atmospheres of Cultural Sites to Create a New Spatial Logic” in Whatley et. al. (eds) Digital Echoes: Spaces for Intangible and Performance-based Cultural Heritage. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature pp. 107-124.
Psarologaki, L. (2016) “Transforming fortresses into artworks: two cultural sites become spaces of topological immersion” in Defence Sites III: Heritage and Future WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, Vol 158. 117-126. https://doi.org/10.2495/DSHF160111
Psarologaki, L. (2016) “A Theory on the Ontology of Site-Reliant Immersive Environments” in The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, 11 (3), pp. 1-10. OA: https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9952/CGP/v11i03/1-10
Psarologaki, L. (2014) “Conjunctive Synthesis as an Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Method for Art and Design - A Cube” in The International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 7, 3, pp. 613-624. OA: http://www.universitypublications.net/ijas/0703/pdf/V4Z253.pdf
Psarologaki, L. (2014) “Towards Genomenology: The Lived Experience as an Input – Output Spatiotemporal Event” in New Spatial Approaches, New Techniques and Theory in Contemporary Arts. Istanbul: DAKAM, pp. 152-162.
Selected talks and presentations
“Arachnean Becoming Ariadnean: Networks of Mitopoesis and Minotechnesis in Posthuman Life” presentation at 13th Deleuze & Guattari Studies Camp and Conference: Territorialities, Exterritorialities, Non-Territorialities. Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, July 2021.
“Life, Affect and Affordance” invited keynote at Space, Place and Wellbeing Conference. MIND (Suffolk). Quay Place Heritage and Wellbeing Centre, Ipswich, June 2021.
“Pediagogy of Practice: Creating Pivotal Cultures for Learning Architecture” virtual presentation with Benjamin Powell at Teaching-Learning-Research: Design and Environments Architecture_MPS PARADE conference Manchester School of Architecture, December 2020. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viXdex4hDPU.
“Urban Sensoma: Redefining Affect in Public Spatial Practice” presentation at Culture in Urban Space, Urban Form, Cultural Landscapes, Life in the City Island Dynamics International Conference, Malmö Sweden, February 2020.
“Sentio Ergo Sum Vivus: Aesthetic Comma, the Architectural Cyborg and Descartes’s Errors After Deleuze and Democritus” presentation at Architectures of Life and Death, 8th Annual Deleuze Conference Delft University of Technology. Delft; The Netherlands, May 2019.
“Sensoma: Redefining Common Sense in Public Spatial Practice” presentation at The Street and the City: Encounters International Conference, Alameda da Universidade School of Arts and Humanities. Lisbon Portugal, April 2019.
“Making Architecture – Making Architects” open keynote for RIBA Suffolk Autumn Exhibition, The University of Suffolk, Ipswich, October 2018.
“Atmospheres of Fabulation: Mythopoesis and Chronotopos in Post-Truth Era” presentation at the Experiencing Architecture: Inviting Dialogue Symposium. Royal Academy of Arts, London UK, April 2018.
Selected Curated Projects
Hydor 2.0, Monitor Fest contemporary Arts festival Heraklion (2018), Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium (2017) and Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Kent (2013).
Spatial Sea - Χωρικά Ύδατα, St. George Gate, Iraklion Greece (2016).
Beyond the Physical Threshold, The Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury Kent (2015).
Cryptopology, The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church. London (2014).
Forthcoming book: Psarologaki, L. (2022) Cultures of Erudition and Desire in University Pedagogy; Thoughts on Practice-led Curricula Before, Through and Beyond Deleuze. Rethinking Education series ed. by Herzogenrath, B. and Ingold, T. London: Routledge.