Elpida Karaba

Head of Research

Elpida Karaba is an art theorist and independent curator. Her work and publishing record is focusing on the relationship between art and systems of knowledge, archival art and art in the public domain, performative and activist artistic practices. She is teaching at the University of Thessaly. She is head of research at the Centre of New Media and Feminist Public Practices at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly.  She has been chief consultant and curator for the participation of Athens in the international programme “Free Space (Freiraum), and ‘Actopolis for Goethe Institute.  She was educational consultant, committee member and curator of the programme for the promotion of  the graduates of the Athens School of Fine Arts, in the series of thematic exhibitions (focusing on key contemporary issues) “Dialogues”. She has collaborated with the Institute of Contemporary Greek Art (ISET) and organized the exhibition series Archive Rights. Among the publications of which she has been the editor and co-editor are, Creativity as Labor Reform, Contemporary Methodological Approaches in Theory, History and Criticism and Institutional Critique. Critical Institutions (Techni + Kritiki, AICA Hellas), Archive Public: Performing Archive in Public Space (Cube Editions), 9 + 1 Unrealized Projects. Curatorial Issues, (Futura Publications) and Exercises of Idiorythmy (Futura Publications). She has participated in the curatorial team of the 4th Athens Biennale, AGORA. In 2014 she has initiated the Temporary Academy of Arts (PAT), a hybrid of artistic, curatorial and educational practice. Part of PAT is SEP (Society of Cultural Workers) dedicated to the study, analysis, promotion and support of working affairs in culture. Her research interests and publications record focus on curating, art theory and criticism, public art, documentary, research, activist and performative art practices, new media art and creative industry.



Iris Lykourioti

Consultant Committed/

 Research Supervisor

Η Ίρις Λυκουριώτη διδάσκει Αρχιτεκτονικό Σχεδιασμό στο Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων του Π.Θ. από το 2003 ενώ έχει διδάξει επικουρικά στη Σχολή Αρχιτεκτόνων του ΕΜΠ σε προπτυχιακό και μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο.

Από το 2005 έχει σχηματίσει την ομάδα Οι αρχιτέκτονες της Φάλαινας, ένα γραφείο αρχιτεκτονικής με έδρες στην Αθήνα και στις Βρυξέλλες, το οποίο σχεδιάζει και κατασκευάζει κτίσματα και αντικείμενα ενώ παράλληλα διεξάγει έρευνα επάνω στη χρήση και την παραγωγή τους. Οι χώροι μελετώνται ως γεννήτορες καθημερινών συμβάντων μέσω της πυκνής σύνδεσης κίνησης, οπτικής πρόσληψης και της πληθυντικής χρήσης του χώρου.    

Τα ερευνητικά ενδιαφέροντα της αυτήν την περίοδο αφορούν τρία πεδία: πρώτον γνωσιολογικά και γνωστικά ζητήματα γύρω από την αρχιτεκτονική σύνθεση και την υλική παραγωγή των αρχιτεκτονικών μορφών με βασική μεθοδολογική αρχή την ενσωμάτωση του σχεδιασμού στη θεωρητική έρευνα, δεύτερον, το λαϊκό πολιτισμό και τρίτον, την πολιτική διάσταση που καθορίζει τη σχέση της γνώσης (παραλειπόμενα της ιστορίας) με τον αρχιτεκτονικό σχεδιασμό και την οργάνωση του χώρου, με θεωρητική βάση τις Επιστημολογίες του Νότου.


Ioanna Zouli

Researcher - Curator

Ioanna holds a BA degree in Media and Culture from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MA degree in Digital Culture and Technology from the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. Her Ph.D. research, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, IKY, and A.G. Leventis Foundation, was an embedded ethnography at Tate Modern exploring the contemporary art museum’s understanding(s) of digital and network culture.


She works as an independent curator and copywriter. She is also the editor of unthinking.photography and a research collaborator at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image

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Silas Michalakas

Visual anthropologist, film director

Ο Σίλας Μιχάλακας έχει σπουδάσει Αρχαιολογία στο Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων και έχει κάνει μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στην Ιστορία και Φιλοσοφία των Επιστημών και της Τεχνολογίας στην Αθήνα και στην Οπτική Ανθρωπολογία στο Goldsmiths College του Πανεπιστημίου του Λονδίνου. Έχει εργαστεί στο Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού και ως ανεξάρτητος ερευνητής και δημιουργός ντοκιμαντέρ. Δουλειές του έχουν χρησιμοποιηθεί για την εγγραφή άυλων πολιτιστικών αγαθών στον αντιπροσωπευτικό κατάλογο της UNESCO, ενώ άλλες έχουν χρησιμοποιηθεί σε εκθέσεις και μουσεία νεότερης ιστορίας και σύγχρονης τέχνης. Είναι υπεύθυνος ανάπτυξης και εκπαιδευτικών προγραμμάτων στο Φεστιβάλ Εθνογραφικού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας – Ethnofest.


Kostas Stasinopoulos

Art Historian - Curator

Kostas Stasinopoulos is a curator, art historian and Assistant Curator, Live Programmes at Serpentine Galleries, London, working across the institution’s interdisciplinary programme and the General Ecology project. Kostas received his PhD in History of Art from University of
York (2016) fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Onassis Foundation, NEON Foundation and the Department of History of Art at University of York. He obtained his MA degree in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2011, holds
an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King's College London, 2008 and graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry with Management from Imperial College London, 2004. He has collaborated with the Whitechapel Gallery, Frieze and White Cube in London and the Athens Biennale in Greece. Previous exhibitions and projects include The Marathon Marathon Project (with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nadja Argyropoulou, 2010), AWARE: Mona Hatoum,
Adela Jušić, Silvia Kolbowski and Paky Vlassopoulou (Syros International Film Festival, 2014), Maria Lassnig: The Future is Invented with Fragments from the Past (with Hans Ulrich Obrist,
Peter Pakesch and Denys Zacharopoulos, 2016-17) and The Athens Dialogues (with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Karen Marta and DESTE Foundation, 2017).


Valia Papstamou

Visual Arist - Architect

Valia Papastamou (b. 1987) has studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (M.Arch). She continued her postgraduate studies in Cultural Administration (MA in Cultural Administration) at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of the Panteion
University of Social and Political Sciences and in Fine Arts (MFA) at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Her research interests focus on theories of space, on art theory, on the performativity of language and on archival and cartographical practices. Among her academic works are her master in fine arts research thesis «Phonological Minerals», her master in cultural studies research thesis «Archival Praxis in Art: the visibility of the artwork», her architectural research thesis «The Collective Rhythm of the City in the Everyday Life» and her architectural diploma thesis «Cartographies under change»
She has had three solo exhibitions, at Snehta Residency «The writing trousers» (2020), at the Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta «phonological minerals» (2017) and at Two Elephants Project Space «Come Back to the House where nobody lives» (2016). She has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
She has been a fellow artist of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, as part of the SNF Artist Fellowship Program of Artworks Organization (2018).


Marianna Stefanitsi

Master Student


Chara Stergiou

Master Student

Chara Stergiou was born in Greece (1991). She is a multidisciplinary artist and independent researcher. Her practice focuses on the point where epistemological research and artistic practice merge. With a strong background in spatial studies, she manages to explore questions of agency and materiality exploring current hard-to-describe aesthetic spatialities both through theory and sonic narratives. In this context, she has developed the methodology of the ‘DJ Lecture’. The latter is a hybrid narrative technique for addressing sociopolitical phenomena related to the sea, whereby stories, geographies and identities compose a sonic, almost radiophonic, event subsequently
transmitted. She is a graduate of the Department of Visual Cultures (MA in Contemporary Art Theory) of Goldsmiths, University of London and she also holds a MSc in Post-Industrial Design from the University of Thessaly, Greece, where she also obtained her diploma in Architecture. She is among the artists selected to participate in the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Meditarranean MEDITARRANEA 19 ‘School of Waters’. and a fellow of the 3nd SNF Artist Fellowship Program, ARTWORKS.

Marianna Stefanitsi studied fine arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He continued his postgraduate studies at Panteion University, in the Department of Media and Culture, with a major in Political Management. Her dissertation concerns the identity of cultural, non-profit institutions and their relationship with the art scene of Athens.

Her research interests focus on cultural studies, creative industries, visual culture, feminist theories, gender studies and artistic practices and identities.


Christina Konstantinidou

Scientific Collaborator

Christina Konstantinidou is Associate Professor in Mass Media Sociology and teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Crete. She specialises in sociology of mass media, internet studies, social semiotics, qualitative and quantitative discourse analysis methods, visual culture, social construction of reality, ideology, racism and immigration with
specific reference to Greece. She also specialises in gender studies and sociology of work. At the present time her main interests lie in the analysis of the relationship between racism, immigration problematisation and media discourse from the perspective of the Foucauldian discourse theory. She is currently working on a book on immigration problematization from the perspective of the Foucauldian theory provisionally titled Problematization of immigration in Greek press. Visual narratives and representations, Athens, Futura. 

Πρόγραμμα Φιλοξενίας με την φιλόσοφο Lude deLire

Στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος φιλοξενίας του Κέντρου για το έτος 2020-2021 προσκαλούμε την φιλόσοφο Luce deLire.

Mutations in Feminist Aesthetic Practices. Three case studies form the Centre of New Media and Public Feminist Practices», 2020,  The University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Δημοσίευση στo Φεμινιστικά

Κέντρο Νέων Μέσων και Φεμινιστικών Πρακτικών στον Δημόσιο Χώρο: Αισθητικές τεχνικές διευρυμένου πεδίου

Φεμινιστικές Θεωρίες και Αισθητικές Πρακτικές Εποχή της Παγκοσμιοποιημένης Τεχνολογίας