Modern Greek Studies Association

Ioanna Theocharopoulou


Columbia University
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Parsons/The New School for Design


Ph.D. Columbia University, 2007

MS AAD, Columbia University (1996)

AA Diploma, the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK (1991)

Principal Publications

Has presented work in various academic conferences in the US including the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and the Classics Department at Columbia.

Publications/ Essay "Improvising Urbanism in Postwar Athens (1952-1974)" to be included in Landscapes of Development: Modernization and the Physical Environment in the Eastern Mediterranean edited by Panayota Pyla and Hashim Sarkis and published by the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (June 2008).

Contributed essay "The Housewife, the Builder and the Desire for a Polykatoikìa Apartment in Postwar Athens", in Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture edited by Hilde Heynen and Gulsum Baydar, London: Routledge, May 2005.

Contributed essay in Paradigmata, The Greek Pavilion Catalogue of the 9th International Architectural Exhibition, Venice Biennale (2004) and participated in workshop (Athens) and exhibition (Venice).


Areas of Specialization

Architectural history and theory, including theories of Urbanization and informal development in Greece and elsewhere
Histories and theory of the Interior
Sustainable Design.

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies


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