Biography

Stamatis Zografos is a London-based architect (ARB registered) and academic. He has mainly practiced in the UK but also in Greece and Spain. His architectural work is diverse spanning from luxurious hotel and mixed-use developments (some of which are of historical significance) to smaller residential and interior design projects. He has worked in medium-sized practices such as Dexter Moren Associates, Formation Architects and Collado Collins in London and in smaller studios such as Hombre de Piedra in Seville, Spain, and USE Architects in London.

Stamatis studied architecture in the UK (University of Westminster and Kingston University). He also holds an MA and a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths University of London. His research is interdisciplinary and focuses on architecture, memory and fire. His PhD thesis entitled Architecture and Fire: An Archival Approach to Architectural Conservation is a radical reconceptualisation of architectural conservation, which is approached through psychoanalysis and an invented methodology that is ‘fire’. Based on his PhD theory, he has developed an art practice that explores conservation through its counter-phenomenon of destruction.

Stamatis Zografosis a Teaching Fellow in Architectural History and Theory at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture and a Lecturer in Architecture at University of Suffolk. He is also one of the founders of Incandescent Square.

Publications

  •  Zografos, Stamatis, Architecture and Fire – A Psychoanalytic Approach to Conservation, UCL Press (Monograph publication, due June 2019)
  • “Buildings on Fire: Towards a New Approach to Urban Memory” (book chapter) in Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies, eds. Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings (London/New York: I.B.Tauris, 2016)
  • “Burn cuts (on urban memory)”, Urban Pamphleteer #3, Ed. Ben Campkin and Rebecca Ross, Design and Trust, UCL Urban Laboratory, Oct 2014
  • “Blazing Buildings: Unleashing the Potential of the Archive” (publication in exhibition catalogue) in DRHA2014 Exhibitions & Performances, ed. Anastasios Maragiannis (London: Lulu.com, 2014)

Exhibitions

  • Winner of Historic England Design Competition Immortalised: A Design Exhibition. Exhibition at The Workshop, London, 3-17 Sep 2018 (in collaboration with Uli Gamper and Eva Bachmann)
  • “Helix3” (participation in group exhibition and publication in exhibition catalogue) in APROXIDAMENTE 800cm3 DE PLA, The Wrong (Again) – New Digital Art Biennale (01/11/2015 – 31/01/2016) & Galeria de Arte Espaço Universitário, UFES (07/04/2016 – 12/06/2016), Brazil
  • “Blazing Buildings: Unleashing the Potential of the Archive” (publication in exhibition catalogue) in DRHA2014 Exhibitions & Performances, ed. Anastasios Maragiannis (London: Lulu.com, 2014)
  • “Blazing Buildings: Unleashing the Potential of the Archive” (video installation), Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Maritime, 31 Aug – 03 Sep 2014
  • “Buildings on fire: towards a new approach to urban memory”, Cities Methodologies 2014, UCL (curation of exhibition and presentations), 28/04/14 – 02/05/14
  • “Burning Seville: an architectural meditation” (Super8 film installation), Buildings on fire: towards a new approach to urban memory, Cities Methodologies 2014, UCL, 28/04/14 – 02/05/14
  • “Waiting for Moby Dick”, The Mail Art on Books (exhibition). Bookstore Antikvariaatti Sofia, Helsinki, Finland (w/ Elena Papadaki)
  • “Stage 3 – The retrieval of the archive: Witnessing the destruction of Seville”, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013, Close Closer, (Film & Sound Installation) 13-18 Sep 2013
  • “The return of the drive-in cinema”, Urban Fabric (exhibition), Access Space, Sheffield, UK (w/ Elena Papadaki)
  • “Plan B” – A longlisted proposal for the pavilion of postcontemporary curating” (in collaboration with Elena Papadaki)

 

Conferences & Lectures

  • “Berlin on Flames: Collective Sublimations of the Death Drive”, Paper presentation and workshop (w/ Orsalia Dimitriou), Research Workshop Critical Geography 2019, 14-16 Apr 2019, Berlin
  • “Fire, memory, buildings”, Paper Presentation in Trial by Fire Conference, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 17-18 May 2019
  • “Fire and austerity: on London’s skyline and urban memory”, Paper presentation in the 8th International Conference of Critical Geography 2019, ‘In Permanent Crisis? Uneven Development, Everywhere War and Radical Praxis’, Athens, 19-23 April 2019
  • “Architecture and Fire: on London’s skyline”, Public Lecture, Department of Architecture, Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, 31 Oct 2018
  • “Burning boundaries: on architectural conservation and the death drive”, Paper presentation in Heritage Across Borders, Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennial Conference, , Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1-6th September 2018
  • Guest Lecture at The Cambridge Tradition, Summer School, Jesus College, Cambridge (Oxbridge Academic Programs), 17 July 2018
  • “From an exile to an exile: The case of Anafiotika”, Paper presentation in Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home Conference, National Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 6-10 Apr 2017
  • “Utopia and the Anthropocene”, Public Lecture, Department of Architecture, Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, 11 May 2017
  • “London Fire Brigade cuts: towards urban amnesia”, Paper presentation in Cities and Disasters, Urban Adaptability and Resilience in History, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study University of London, 3-4 Nov 2016
  • “Architecture on fire: a psychoanalytic approach to heritage studies”, Paper presentation in What Does Heritage Change? Third Biennial Conference in Montreal, Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Canada, 3-8th June 2016
  • “Buildings on fire: towards a new approach to urban memory”, Cities Methodologies 2014, UCL (introduction & panel chairing), 30/04/14
  • “A Psychoanalytic Approach to Architectural Conservation”, Assembly 1-Destruction, Whenwebuildagain, Hanbury Hall, London
  • “Conflict in Academia- Bergson vs. Bachelard”, Re-Staging Academia, InterArt, Berlin, November 3-5. 2011
  • “Manuals in Dialogue”, How to Do Things in Academia, Copenhagen Doctoral School, Copenhagen, June 16-19, 2011
  • “A2: performing the collective” (in collaboration with the choreographer/performer Antonietta Mirto and Elena Papadaki), Collective Futures, Goldsmiths College, London, March 3-5, 2011
  • Humanities Un-Plugged, InterArt, Berlin, November 11-14, 2010
  • “Architecture and Performance”, After Fiction, Copenhagen Doctoral School, Copenhagen, June 3-5, 2010
  • “Plan B”, A collaborative proposal for the pavilion of postcontemporary curating” (with cultural theorist Elena Papadaki), Social Aesthetics, Goldsmiths College, London, March 4-6, 2010