Title: Enduring Form
From academia to practice, this talk will explore the theme of form making and form meaning in the design process. The architectural project can operate as an authorial act to reappraise the familiar form. Process will be examined as a design tool to defamiliarize from the common form, to re-write its meaning and to design relationships within dense contexts.
Following her studies at the Architectural Association, Harikleia Karamali has worked for John Pawson, RARE Architecture, and is currently an architectural designer at DROO in London, where she manages a range of international projects. Harikleia maintains a close relationship to academia, particularly at the AA where she has been a unit tutor since 2015. Unit agendas focus on urban and cultural projects, including participations at the Salone del Mobile (Milan 2017), Manifesta12 (Palermo 2018) and Budapest Design Week (2018). In addition, Harikleia has participated in several international visiting schools and workshops as a tutor and an invited critic. Her academic work, design and theory, has been published in Rituals and Walls (AA Press: 2016) and in Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands (AA Press: 2017), while her design and photographic work has been exhibited in EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art), the New Benaki Museum and the Image Gallery, in Athens.