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Eleni Katrini

http://www.elenikatrini.com

London, United Kingdom
Eleni is an architect with a research focus on the commons, sharing, and urban ecology; she studies the relationship between space and sharing, through academia and practice. She taught at Carnegie Mellon University and has worked in participatory projects in US and UK. She obtained her Architecture diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, her MS in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon, and is currently completing her PhD under the title "Creating the Everyday Commons".

Reflective Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Reflective Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Using a discursive and interactive approach to reflect and learn from environmentally-focused and socially-driven projects
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  • Systemic changes

Environmental and social crises demand that we as designers, shift our practices to respond to challenges ahead. There is an abundance of projects studying the impact of the Anthropocene and even more providing solutions towards resilient, socially equitable futures. However, these ideas are scattered and contextual, holding pockets of information with the practitioners themselves. Though the speed of information-flow is now high, the diffusion of knowledge from practice - critical to social and environmental challenges - can be quite slow. This project will develop a model for knowledge diffusion across environmentally focused and socially-driven projects. 6 design practitioners from the Future Architecture call will engage in workshops facilitating their ‘reflection in action’, alongside developing their projects. A discursive text and series of diagrams will be produced for each project and will contemplate on the frames used, processes followed, challenges faced, and tools devised.

Reflective Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Reflective Practice


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Using a discursive and interactive approach to reflect and learn from environmentally-focused and socially-driven projects
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Environmental and social crises demand that we as designers, shift our practices to respond to challenges ahead. There is an abundance of projects studying the impact of the Anthropocene and even more providing solutions towards resilient, socially equitable futures. However, these ideas are scattered and contextual, holding pockets of information with the practitioners themselves. Though the speed of information-flow is now high, the diffusion of knowledge from practice - critical to social and environmental challenges - can be quite slow. This project will develop a model for knowledge diffusion across environmentally focused and socially-driven projects. 6 design practitioners from the Future Architecture call will engage in workshops facilitating their ‘reflection in action’, alongside developing their projects. A discursive text and series of diagrams will be produced for each project and will contemplate on the frames used, processes followed, challenges faced, and tools devised.


Idea by

Eleni Katrini
London
United Kingdom
Eleni is an architect with a research focus on the commons, sharing, and urban ecology; she studies the relationship between space and sharing, through academia and practice. She taught at Carnegie Mellon University and has worked in participatory projects in US and UK. She obtained her Architecture diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, her MS in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon, and is currently completing her PhD under the title "Creating the Everyday Commons".