Summer School Leaders:
Visiting Examiners: to be announced
Ursula (Orsalia) Dimitriou is a practicing architect and a researcher. Ursula has extended educational experience. She is currently leading architectural design studios at Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster in London. Ursula has led numerous pioneering student workshops internationally and has extended experience in assessing portfolio submissions and interviewing prospective university students. Her previous teaching experience includes Oxford Brooks University, University of Creative Arts, Goldsmiths University of London and Welsh School of Architecture. Ursula holds a Diploma in Architecture Engineering from NTUAthens, an MA in Art and Architecture from UPC in Barcelona and a PhD on Commons and Public Space from the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University. Her research interests include public space and commons, theatrical and ephemeral interventions in urban space, participatory design and social sustainability. She is the co-director of studio SYN (www.studiosyn.co.uk)an interdisciplinary design studio based in London.
Aliki Kylika holds a Diploma in Architecture Engineering from NTUAthens and an MA in Performance Design and Practice from UAL Central Saint Martins College.
She is the co-founder of the Viral Institute of Performance Architecture (www.performarch.wordpress.com), an educational body and experimental architectural practice that works within the realm of performance architecture.
She has been a guest critic and workshop leader in architecture and performance courses at the Pratt Institute New York, the University of the Arts London, the East London University, the Cardiff University and the FBA University of Porto, the Drexel University of Philadelphia, as well as in other educational programmes and exhibitions including ‘Politics of Survival’ of the municipality of Porto, and ‘Virtual Choreography’ at the Arebyte gallery.
Aliki has presented work in various venues including the V&A, the Somerset House and the Royal Institute of British Sculptors, whilst her writings have been published in journals and other publications including the ‘Performance Research’ on ‘Radical Education’.
Her commercial work in architecture and design includes collaborations with renowned practices such as Aedas and Virgile and Partners - Imagination, showcasing an extensive portfolio for prestigious clients including Harrods department stores, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, the Marriott hotels and the miista fashion and lifestyle brand. Her set design work includes shows such as ‘Last Cage aux Folles’ and ‘Chicago’, amongst more experimental plays.
Eliza Soroga is a performance artist from Athens, Greece. She holds an MA in Performance Making (Goldsmiths University of London) and in Cultural Theory (National University of Athens).
Working across forms and artistic languages within Contemporary Art Practice, her work is an attempt to explore the dialogue between everyday life and Performance.
She works in a Site-Specific/Sensitive manner -incorporating the reality of the chosen sites- exploring dynamic interdisciplinary methods of re-inventing what we so-call ‘the public sphere’.
Eliza was awarded as the Overall Winner in Performance & Video Art section on the 11th International Arte Laguna Prize held in Venice (March 2017) for her work Women in Agony.
Her work has been commissioned by Athens & Epidaurus Festival, City of Athens, Arts Council England, the Embassy of Japan in Ireland, Consolato del Giappone di Milano, French Institute, Dance Ireland and Teatro Espace (Italy).
Her live performances & video art works have been shown at V&A Museum (London), Battersea Arts Centre (London), The Yard Theatre (London), Déda (Derby), Rich Mix (London), Chisenhale Dance Space (London), Forum des images (Paris), EYE Film Institute (Nederlands), TANZRAUSCHEN Wuppertal (Germany), Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (Athens) and many more.
Eliza is the Artistic Director of Re-Inventing Public Spaces. Eliza currently works as a visiting lecturer at Central St Martins, BA Architecture (London), University of East London in collaboration with V&A Museum of Childhood (London), BA Architecture and Design and has collaborated as a visiting tutor with Middle East Technical University (Ankara, BA Architecture).