Frances E. Hares Preservation Lecture
Panos Dragonas is an architect, curator and professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Patras, Greece. Together, with Varvara Christopoulou, he established dragonas christopoulou architects, an awarded design practice in Athens.
From 2001 to 2013, Dragonas was consultant editor of the annual review Architecture in Greece. In 2012 he was joint commissioner and curator of Made in Athens, the Greek entry in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. He has curated, alone or in collaboration, the exhibitions Adhocracy [Athens], Rethink Athens, 14F/21G, Young Architects from France and Greece, and the 2nd Biennale of Young Greek Architects. He has also co-curated the Rethink Athens - Urban Challenges cycle of events at the Onassis Cultural Centre (2013-’15).
His current research and design activities focus on the transformations of the Greek cities during the economic crisis, the investigation of post-consumerist housing typologies, and the connections between cinema, architecture and the modern city. Panos Dragonas is a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellow at Princeton University for the fall 2016 semester.
1 - Polykatoikia (apartment building) at Pagkrati. Architects: Panos Dragonas & Varvara Christopoulou. 1999-2002. Photo by Charalambos Louizidis.
2 - Urban Hut in Athens. Architects: Panos Dragonas & Varvara Christopoulou. 2014.
3 - Made in Athens, Greek participation at the 13th Venice Biennale. Curated by Panos Dragonas & Anna Skiada. 2012. Photo by Charalambos Louizidis & Aikaterini Glinou.
4 - Adhocracy [Athens]. From Making Things to Making the Commons. Curated by dpr-barcelona & Pelin Tan. Co-curated by Panos Dragonas. 2015. Photo by Charalambos Louizidis.