Christina Papadimitriou



Christina Papadimitriou is an architect, architectural historian, and theorist with a focus on 20th century modern architecture and its national and international dissemination through individuals, networks, and institutions. Her particular interests include the interplay between architecture and socio-economic politics, architecture and object relations psychology, the instrumentalization of history and culture in modern architecture, and modern architecture’s responses in a climate of general demand for reparation and reconstruction. Her dissertation combines these interests in a study of the Modern Architectural Research (MARS) Group in Great Britain from 1933 until 1957.

Christina received an M.A. from Princeton University in 2011. She also holds an M.A. (Dist.) in Histories and Theories from the Architectural Association – School of Architecture in London, a Diploma (Dist.) in Architecture from the University of Patras and a Diploma in Art and Archaeology (Dist.) from the University of Athens. Apart from having worked for the Greek Ministry of Culture, Christina took part in numerous excavations and practiced as an architect in Greece. She has presented her work at the annual meetings of the College Art Association, at the Architectural Association - School of Architecture, Liverpool University, and Princeton University. At present, she serves as director of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture (EIA) in Athens, Greece.

Current Research

Papadimitriou is currently researching the work of MARS Group members in India.

Selected Publications

“Languages of Scale,” in A Document of Scales and/of Engagement, ed. S. Basaar, Katharina Borsi, et al. (The Architectural Association, 2006).

“The Faik Pasha’s Mosque (Imaret of Arta, Greece): Detailed Measured Survey, Documentation and Graphic Reconstruction,” Ili kai Ktirio 74 (2005).