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Dr Fani Kostourou

Associate Lecturer and Unit 1 Co-Lead, MA Cities
Central Saint Martins
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Fani  Kostourou


I am an Associate, leading on Research, Design and Creative Development at Theatrum Mundi, a research centre that links architecture, urbanism and the arts to expand on the ways public lives are understood and designed in cities. Under Theatrum Mundi’s partnership with CSM, I co-lead MA Cities’ Unit 1. I also support the teaching delivery of other units on the Cities course.

I am also an Associate Lecturer in the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury and act as an external design consultant for sPlace architecture office in Cyprus. I have previously worked as a research assistant at the UCL Bartlett and taught architecture and urbanism at the Welsh School of Architecture, the Bartlett School of Architecture and Development Planning Unit, and the CANactions School for Urban Studies. Since 2017, I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

Alongside being trained as a pianist, I hold a Diploma in Architecture from National Technical University of Athens, a MAS in Urban Design from ETH Zurich, and a MRes in Spatial Design from UCL Bartlett. My PhD in Architecture and Urban Studies from the Bartlett School of Architecture, funded by EPSRC and UCL BEAMS, focused on mapping and measuring diachronic processes of growth and change in street networks, buildings and plots.

I specialise in research, curatorial and editorial work and publish internationally (MIT Design Issues, Urban Planning, Buildings and Cities, Urban Morphology, MONU, Horizonte etc.) on design, morphology, computation, critical and interdisciplinary spatial theories, housing, and urban cultures. My design work has featured in exhibitions in MoMA, MAR in Rio de Janeiro, the Sao Paulo, Venice and Chile biennales among others. I have also been a committee member for international conferences (ISUF, CAAD) and in 2017, I was a Fellow of the EU-funded Future Architecture Platform.