Research

Stefanie Leontiadis is an Experienced Research in Urban & Architectural Design. Her research focuses on ways to find new illustrative and theoretical methodologies of public open urban space perception to assist further with the investigation of keywords that alter, affect or emphasize the perception of urban experiences, in different urban settings and through multi-dimensional layering expression of two and three dimensional representations.  This method supports a systematic philosophy of human culture speculation, where the contemplation of individual parts of a three dimensional space gather their meaning solely from the place in which they stand – their historical context, evolution and meaning. Her approach has a strong theoretical basis on the Milanese school of Architecture, and an experimentation of innovative methodological approach.

Her work has been so far contemplating case studies and designs within the European-Mediterranean zone, or areas influenced by the region.  Her area of research also goes in depth with the sustainable use of cultural heritage within the context of urban places, and the critical contemplation of contemporary interventions.

Strongly influenced by the European context, Ms Leontiadis holds the European Doctorate Certification, has participated in many international design workshops and conferences, has been involved with Lombardy’s Regional Landscape Plan and consequently the scope of the European Landscape Convention, and has worked extensively on the South-East European program of Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th century, establishing cultural routes with Greece’s partner institute and under the surveillance of the Council of Europe.

Key themes of expertise and experience include:
– The architecture of public open urban spaces since modernism, paradigmatic shifts and Civic Art.
– Epistemological Debates on Naturalism & Aesthetics.
– Natural landscape preservation and development of Greece
– Lombardy’s Regional Landscape Plan (PPR)
– The Sustainability of Cultural Routes of Totalitarian Architecture via Innovative Digital Heritage Applications & Services
– Civic Art elements of totalitarian regime influence, on-site speculations of dictatorship elements in public open urban spaces of NYC, and the use of public open urban spaces in Greece during the 1967-74 Dictatorship of the Colonels.

Leontiadis is also actively involved with traditional fine arts, illustration and graphic design.

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