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Ioanna Piniara

M. Karaoli 45, Nea Ionia, 14231, Athens, Greece
Ioanna Piniara is a 26-year-old Greek architect and researcher of the architectural and urban condition in the neoliberal context. Her work in the past two years has been actively engaged in the search of Urban Protocols, as legislative schematizations of urban initiatives, that challenge the relation between crucial state/municipal austerity policies and the power given to citizens by the Internet in order to operate in private and public fields.

We have never been private!


From the housing project to housing practices

We have never been private!


From the housing project to housing practices
The de-privatization of privacy, as implied in the title, is the spatial paradox of two side-effects of neoliberal tactics, domestic surveillance and austerity policies.

The paradox refers to the failure of traditional practices for the protection of private life through enclosure and private property.

What is considered as intimate (in Greek: oikeios<oikos which means both house and home) domesticity, in the neoliberal era, intensifies an existing mode of perception, that were manifest in social networks, and precarization of the subject regarding labour, money and shelter.

Not only the extreme exposure across the networked public realm, but also the traumatic realization of "the dream of home-ownership" turning into an economic nightmare, seem to nullify the idea of the house as a solid and well-defined property and to promote even a form of non-interior privacy, since the interior is presented as a [fairytale] space of horrible betrayal.

The idea of a housing project capable of overcoming the present status quo will have to be initiated by microscopic everyday practices and give back generous qualities in exchange for privacy as we knew it.


Faraday Rooms, 2015

Where are they? , 2015

Circulating Interiors, 2015

We have never been private!


From the housing project to housing practices

We have never been private!


From the housing project to housing practices
The de-privatization of privacy, as implied in the title, is the spatial paradox of two side-effects of neoliberal tactics, domestic surveillance and austerity policies.

The paradox refers to the failure of traditional practices for the protection of private life through enclosure and private property.

What is considered as intimate (in Greek: oikeios<oikos which means both house and home) domesticity, in the neoliberal era, intensifies an existing mode of perception, that were manifest in social networks, and precarization of the subject regarding labour, money and shelter.

Not only the extreme exposure across the networked public realm, but also the traumatic realization of "the dream of home-ownership" turning into an economic nightmare, seem to nullify the idea of the house as a solid and well-defined property and to promote even a form of non-interior privacy, since the interior is presented as a [fairytale] space of horrible betrayal.

The idea of a housing project capable of overcoming the present status quo will have to be initiated by microscopic everyday practices and give back generous qualities in exchange for privacy as we knew it.


Faraday Rooms, 2015

Where are they? , 2015

Circulating Interiors, 2015


Idea by

Ioanna Piniara
M. Karaoli 45, Nea Ionia, 14231
Athens
Greece
Ioanna Piniara is a 26-year-old Greek architect and researcher of the architectural and urban condition in the neoliberal context. Her work in the past two years has been actively engaged in the search of Urban Protocols, as legislative schematizations of urban initiatives, that challenge the relation between crucial state/municipal austerity policies and the power given to citizens by the Internet in order to operate in private and public fields.