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Dr Liana Psarologaki

Course Leader for Architecture

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Dr Liana Psarologaki

Dr Liana Psarologaki is an architect and architecture theorist originally from Greece. She holds a PhD from the University of Brighton and a Masters in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens in 2007. Dr Psarologaki practiced architecture before receiving an MA in Fine Art with a distinction –specialising in sculpture, installations and performance– at UCA Canterbury in 2010.

Dr Psarologaki is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a member of MAKE: a research cluster that examines physical and digital model making. 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’s creative practice concentrates on the production of objects and environments that challenge one’s perception in space as related to the triplet of mind-body-surroundings. Her practical and scholarly work has been presented and published internationally. Her arts-based portfolio is available at www.aylostopos.com.

Dr Psarologaki was a Lecturer in the Architecture and 3D Design Department at the University of Northampton before joining University of Suffolk (then UCS) in 2014. She is an approved PGR supervisor and the founder of the provision of Architecture in the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Suffolk. She currently leads the educational side of activities for RIBA Suffolk and represents the RIBA on SJCC.

Teaching

Dr Psarologaki is the module leader and tutor 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)

Research interests

Dr Psarologaki’s research interests concentrate on the ontology of architectural and artistic space from a post-structuralist perspective with a particular focus on the theories of Gilles Deleuze and Brian Massumi. Her research contributes to ongoing debate on contemporary aesthetics in art and architecture merging elements of neuroscience, phenomenology, and empiricism. Dr Psarologaki is also actively interested in art and architecture pedagogy, as related to interdisciplinary and scholarly-led models of learning and teaching in HE.

Publications

L. Psarologaki (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 323-330.

L. Psarologaki (2018) “The Fourth Dog Perspective: Sensorial Experience in Spatial Practice” in On Time: A Spill Reader. Ipswich: Pacitti Company. pp 68-79.

L. Psarologaki, “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.

L. Psarologaki “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, 2016, pp. 117-126.

L. Psarologaki, “A Theory on the Ontology of Site-Reliant Immersive Environments”, in The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, 11, 3, 2016, pp. 1-10.

L. Psarologaki, “Conjunctive Synthesis As An Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Method For Art And Design - A Cube”, The International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 7, 3, 2104, pp. 613-624.

L. Psarologaki, “Towards Genomenology: The Lived Experience as an Input – Output Spatiotemporal Event”, in New Spatial Approaches, New Techniques and Theory in Contemporary Arts. Istanbul: DAKAM, 2014, pp. 152-162.

Selected talks and presentations

“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).

Portfolio