by Platon Issaias
The lecture presents the history of planning in Greece, investigating the link between urban/architectural policies, territorial management and peri-urban sprawl. Starting from the mid-19th century, the presentation attempts to study the construction of an ideological and political framework within which the myth of the Greek landscape and its ruins contributed to a particular understanding of scale and power.
PLATON ISSAIAS is an architect. He studied architecture in Greece and he holds an MSc from Columbia University and a PhD from TU Delft. His thesis investigated the recent history of planning in Athens and the link between conflict, urban management and architectural form. He is currently a Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, running ADS7 together with Godofredo Pereira and David Burns. Prior to the RCA, he taught at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam and since 2012 in the MArch Urban Design at the Bartlett.