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Prof. Alcestis Rodi

Prof. Alcestis Rodi

Prof. Alcestis Rodi

Department of Architecture

University of Patras, Greece



Short CV:

Dr Alcestis Rodi is an associate professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Patras. She studied architecture at the School of Architecture, National Technical University, Athens (1994), before completing her Master’s of Architecture in Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1997). In 2008 she received her PhD in Engineering from Delft University of Technology. In 2018-9, she was offered an appointment as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

She practiced architecture and urban design in USA and Greece. She was advisor on urban issues to the Vice President of the Greek Government (2010-12). Her current research and recent academic publications focus on urban morphology and contemporary urban concepts. Within this framework she introduced in 2015 the concept of ‘Bricolage Urbanism’. She has published the book Modern Architectures in History: Greece (Reaktion Books, 2013) with Alexander Tzonis. She was the editor and a contributor to several collective volumes. Her design work and academic articles have been published in international periodicals and have received international awards.


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