Public Space Lab, guest talk:

Socrates Stratis

November 24 @ 7PM


Socrates Stratis is an urbanist, architect and activist for the urban commons. He is Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus. His research focuses on the political agencies of architecture and urban design, the strategic value of urban design, as well as the social dimensions of architecture, and the ways they both transform into critical urban practices. He oscillates between diffractive practice and practice-based research, thanks to entanglements between teaching, practicing, curating, and writing. He works in a highly contested territory of Cyprus and is co-founders of the critical urban practice agency AA & U, Cyprus.  His publications include the “Guide to Common Urban Imaginaries in Contested Spaces” (Jovis 2016) and numerous articles available here. His curatorial and activist work involves the Cyprus participation in the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture, (, as well as the “Hands-on Famagusta” project (