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Keynote Speakers




Prof. Riva Lava

Prof. Riva Lava

Prof. Riva Lava

School of Architecture

National Technical University of Athens, Greece


Short CV: 

Riva Lava is Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens with the subject Architectural Design and Heritage. She is a licensed architect and engineer (National Technical University of Athens / Cooper Union, New York) and holds a Ph.D. in architecture (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She has lived and worked in Athens and New York City. She has taught architectural design at schools of architecture in Europe, USA and Asia (Hangzhou/China, Porto/Portugal, Reykjavik/Iceland, Pratt Institute/USA and more) and is a member of the EAAE scientific committee since 2017. Since 2021 she is president of the NTUA gender equality committee. Riva Lava has edited the book “Santorini Mindscapes”/NTUA edition (2020) and has participated in EU heritage research programs such as SoPHIA/Horizon for the development of an assessment model in cultural heritage, BYZEIS for the preservation of Greek art and architecture and more. She edited the university textbook “Issues of Cultural Heritage” (2010), and participated at the “Architecture as Icon” project of the Princeton University. She has published numerous articles on architecture and has produced a series of shows featuring urban aspects of Athens for Greek Public Television (ERT). She has worked as head of the technical department for the Organisation against Drugs (OKANA) and has been special advisor to the public order ministry on the problems caused in the historical center of Athens by heavy migrant inflows (2010).




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