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Dr Stamatis Zografos

Lecturer in Architecture


Dr Stamatis Zografos

Dr Zografos holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Architecture (RIBA Part 1) from University of Westminster and a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2) from Kingston University. He also holds an MA and a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Zografos is currently a Teaching Fellow in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and has previously lectured at Coventry University.

Dr Zografos is a London-based architect (ARB registered) and academic. He has practiced mainly in the UK but also in Greece and Spain.  His architectural work is diverse spanning from luxurious hotel and mixed-use developments (some of which are of historical significance) to smaller residential and interior design projects. He has worked in medium-sized practices such as Dexter Moren Associates, Formation Architects and Collado Collins in London and in smaller studios such as Hombre de Piedra in Seville, Spain, and USE Architects in London.

Research interests

In 2010, Dr Zografos founded ‘Incandescent Square’, which is a collaborative meeting point for research and design. Through this platform, he has produced a wide range of collaborative design works, exhibitions and art projects. Stamatis’ research is interdisciplinary and focuses on Architecture, Memory and Fire.  His PhD thesis is entitled “Architecture and Fire: An Archival Approach to Architectural Conservation” and is a radical reconceptualisation of architectural conservation, which is approached through psychoanalysis and an invented methodology that is ‘fire’. Based on his PhD, he has developed an art practice that explores conservation through its counter-manifestation of destruction. 


Design Studio

Reading Context/Contextual Studies 1

Dissertation (Coordinator)

Selected publications

Architecture and Fire – A Psychoanalytic Approach to Conservation, (UCL Press, due December 2018).

“Buildings on Fire: Towards a New Approach to Urban Memory” in Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies, ed. Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings (London/New York: I.B.Tauris, 2016).


“Blazing Buildings: Unleashing the Potential of the Archive” (video installation), Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Maritime, 31 Aug – 03 Sep 2014.

“Burn cuts (on urban memory)”, Urban Pamphleteer #3, Ed. Ben Campkin and Rebecca Ross, Design and Trust, UCL Urban Laboratory, Oct 2014.

“Buildings on fire: towards a new approach to urban memory”, Cities Methodologies 2014, UCL (curation of exhibition and presentations), 28/04/14 – 02/05/14.

“Burning Seville: an architectural meditation” (Super8 film installation), Buildings on fire: towards a new approach to urban memory, Cities Methodologies 2014, UCL, 28/04/14 – 02/05/14

“Stage 3 – The retrieval of the archive: Witnessing the destruction of Seville”, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013, Close Closer, (Film & Sound Installation) 13-18 Sep 2013