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Chara Stergiou

Volos, Greece
Chara Stergiou studied architecture at the University of Thessaly where she also attended the postgraduate program “Post-Industrial Design”.She is based in London conducting MA studies in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths. Her thesis was focused on dominant mechanisms in the production of architectural speech and she worked on transdisciplinary methods of book design&editing. Now,she is researching the notion of format as tool of questioning hapticality in spatiopolitical&cultural practices.

Making Architectural Kin


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Making Architectural Kin


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
The proposed book will host a set of hybrid, interruptive and referencial visual interviews on production, waste, kinship and absolute possibility.
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  • New areas of operation

The production of architecture is mostly based on the completion of finished products. Looking closer to the architect’s “silent production” is to look at the formative processes of architecture making,highlighting seemingly irrelevant but important and neglected fields and tools.The book tends to consist a meeting between S,M,L,XL’s estrangement,while viewing an underwear catalogue in an exclusively architectural book,and the extensive description of Perec’s “Notes on the objects to be found on my desk”. Material considered as crucial for the selected projects is to be selected by the six creatives (emails,playlists,pop culture,events, etc.) and articulated as raw, interruptive, visual notes breaking the text flow of six autonomous interviews.This method attempts to reveal constellations of creative traces or as Ginzburg quotes the “Infinitesimal traces which permit the comprehension of a deeper, otherwise unattainable reality” where the future of architecture lies.


Long Version of the above proposal.

Making Architectural Kin


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Making Architectural Kin


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
The proposed book will host a set of hybrid, interruptive and referencial visual interviews on production, waste, kinship and absolute possibility.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The production of architecture is mostly based on the completion of finished products. Looking closer to the architect’s “silent production” is to look at the formative processes of architecture making,highlighting seemingly irrelevant but important and neglected fields and tools.The book tends to consist a meeting between S,M,L,XL’s estrangement,while viewing an underwear catalogue in an exclusively architectural book,and the extensive description of Perec’s “Notes on the objects to be found on my desk”. Material considered as crucial for the selected projects is to be selected by the six creatives (emails,playlists,pop culture,events, etc.) and articulated as raw, interruptive, visual notes breaking the text flow of six autonomous interviews.This method attempts to reveal constellations of creative traces or as Ginzburg quotes the “Infinitesimal traces which permit the comprehension of a deeper, otherwise unattainable reality” where the future of architecture lies.


Long Version of the above proposal.


Idea by

Chara Stergiou
Volos
Greece
Chara Stergiou studied architecture at the University of Thessaly where she also attended the postgraduate program “Post-Industrial Design”.She is based in London conducting MA studies in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths. Her thesis was focused on dominant mechanisms in the production of architectural speech and she worked on transdisciplinary methods of book design&editing. Now,she is researching the notion of format as tool of questioning hapticality in spatiopolitical&cultural practices.