Nikos Katsikis

Nikos is an urbanist working at the intersection of urbanization theory, design and geospatial analysis. He holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). He is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Luxembourg, where he is working on the establishment of a new Master program on Architecture, European Urbanization and Globalization; and Research Tutor at the Royal College of Arts, London, where he is collaborating in the development of a new research program on Environmental Architecture. In parallel, he is research associate at ETH-Zurich Future Cities Laboratory and at Urban Theory Lab, Harvard GSD. At the GSD he has been on the editorial board of the journal New Geographies (2012-2018), co-editor of New Geographies 06: Grounding Metabolism (Harvard University Press, 2014), and he has served as Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design (2014-2015) and Teaching and Research Associate (2010-2014, 2015-2016). He has organized conferences on Architecture and Politics (2017), Urban Autonomy (2016), Geographical Urbanism (2015), Urban Metabolism (2014), Regionalism and the Mediterranean (2013) and the Limits of the Urban (2012). He holds a professional degree in Architecture with highest distinction (2006) and a Master of Science in Architecture and Spatial Design (2009) from the National Technical University of Athens. His recent work includes contributions in Harvard Design Magazine, New Geographies and MONU; book chapters in Implosions / Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (ed. Neil Brenner); Doing Global Urban Research (ed. Michael Hoyler); The Horizontal Metropolis (ed. Paola Vigano); the edited volume Manhattan: Grid for Ordering an Island (with Joan Busquets), Positions on Emancipation (with Florian Hertweck); and the forthcoming book with N. Brenner, Is the world urban? Towards a Critique of Geospatial Ideology. His research has been supported by scholarships and grants from the Fulbright foundation, the Onassis foundation, the Leventis foundation, the Real Estate Academic Initiative, the Weatherhead Institute for International affairs, the Braillard Foundation, the Milton Fund and the Graham Foundation for the Arts.

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Nikos Katsikis contemplating the urbanization of nature in NW Greece