Evangelos Kotsioris

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Evangelos Kotsioris
PhD candidate, Princeton University, School of Architecture
MArch II, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
B.Sc-M.Sc Architectural Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Evangelos Kotsioris is a New York-based architect and architectural historian whose research interests center on the intersections of architecture with science, technology and media. He is currently completing PhD dissertation, entitled “Komp’iuter Architecture(s): 195X-198X,” which composes an architectural history of computerization during the Cold War by focusing on the introduction, dissemination and use of the digital electronic computer in the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc between the late 1950s and the early 1980s. Kotsioris graduated with first class honors from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2009), studied as an exchange student at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft (2007) and earned his post-professional Master in Architecture II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (2011). In 2013 he was an SAH travelling fellow in Russia with the project “Capturing Moscow's Disappearing Architectural Heritage from the Avant-Garde to Post-WWII Modernism,” and In 2015 he was a research resident at the CCA in Montreal.

He has taught introductory seminars, precepted for lecture courses, and has lead introductory courses, advanced architectural studios and workshops at Harvard GSD, Princeton SoA, the Boston Architectural College and The Cooper Union. In parallel, he has been involved in research projects at AUTh, Harvard GSD and Princeton SoA. He has co-curated the exhibitions of the collaborative research project “Radical Pedagogies” at Princeton SoA, which has been exhibited at the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2013), the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014, Special Mention), and the 7th Warsaw Under Construction Festival (2015). He is currently the Assistant Curator of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (2016).

Kotsioris has presented his research in conferences and symposia of the Society of Architectural Historians, Harvard GSD, Columbia GSAPP, Princeton University, Boston University and Georgetown University among others. Previously, he had worked as a registered architect in Greece (2002-09) and at OMA-AMO in Rotterdam (2007-08). He has authored and co-authored chapters and articles for edited volumes, catalogs and journals, such as The Architectural Review, New Geographies, Volume, Conditions, On Site, Pidgin, and Uncube among others. His design work has been featured in exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2006), the World Triennial of Architecture (2009), the 6th Biennale of Young Greek Architects (2010), GREAT 2013 (2013) and in publications such as GSD Platform 3 & 4, Conditions, Frame and Mark.