International Online Symposium
"Dimitra doesn't want to move: aging-in-place, localized communities and the adaptive re-use of traditional building typologies in villages in Northern Greece"
Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis (DAVIDSON RAFALIDIS) will be visiting faculty in March 2023, co-teaching a course in collaboration with their home institutions in Canada and the USA respectively. The course, Dimitra doesn't want to move, asks students to address possible hybridized use scenarios for a traditional, 2-family polykatoikia in the village of Watero, Kozani. An interdisciplinary symposium will be held on February 14, 2023, and will be open to the public (online): Dimitra doesn’t want to move: aging-in-place, localized communities and the adaptive re-use of traditional building typologies in villages in Northern Greece will include presentations by Konstantinos Pantazis, Point Supreme, Athens, Greece; Willa Grainger, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA; Myrto Dagkouli-Kyriakoglou, Malmo University, Sweden; Laura Funk, University of Manitoba, Canada; Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA and Alice Grahame, journalist, London, UK. Panel discussions will be moderated by Stephanie Davidson, Georg Rafailidis and Nikos Patsavos.
CV of the Symporium Members
Realized and speculative work of DAVIDSON RAFAILIDIS has received international recognition through awards, exhibitions and publications. Their small adaptive re-use project Big Space Little Space was the AR (Architectural Review) House award winner in 2020 and their adaptive re-use and addition Continual Construction / Together Apart was shortlisted and commended as part of the Architectural Review's New into Old open, international competition. Their work has been published in Domus, the Architectural Review, Detail, Bauwelt, Arquine, The Architect's Newspaper, Metropolis, Carte Blanche and C3, among others. Davidson and Rafailidis were recognized by The Architectural League of New York as Emerging Voices in 2018. Davidson and Rafailidis co-authored the book Processes of Creating Space (Routledge, 2018) which has endorsements by Herman Herzberger, Rachel Whiteread and Jacques Rousseau. Davidson is Canadian/American and Rafailidis is Greek/American. They've taught in Germany, the US and Canada.
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Associate Professor of Architecture
Director, Critical Strategies Interdisciplinary Studio (CRISIS)