Dr Sophia Banou

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  • Qualifications:DipArch PhD MSc FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Architecture
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 86128
  • Email:Sophia.Banou@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I have studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, Newcastle University and the University of Edinburgh (ESALA), from where I hold a PhD in Architecture by Design. I am an architect registered with the ARB (UK) and TEE (Technical Chambers of Greece). Before Joining UWE in 2018, I taught architectural design and theory at Newcastle University (SAPL) and the University of Edinburgh (ESALA). With respect to teaching, I also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

I have been an editor for Charrette, the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators and Drawing On: Journal of Architectural  Research by Design, while I have reviewed articles for publications such as The Journal of Architecture and New Design Ideas.

I welcome inquiries about PhD and PhD by Design/creative practice supervision in the wider areas of architectural representation, theory, history, design and visual culture.

Area of expertise

My doctoral research (The Kinematography of a City: Moves into Drawing) regarded issues of architectural notation and representation, with respect to the concept of space as a temporal and kinetic condition and the idea of architectural representation as a situated spatial practice. This involved engaging with installation as a form of 'drawing in space' as well a critical historical study of architectural representation and architecture's negotiations with the visual modalities of modernity. My current research extends this thinking by focusing on the semiotic and technological challenges posed for architectural drawing, and by extent architectural and urban design, in the context of a digitised, yet cinematic, visual culture.


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