Iris Giannakopoulou Karamouzi
Iris Giannakopoulou Karamouzi is an architect and a researcher from Athens, Greece, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture at Yale University. She holds a Diploma of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (2014) and a Master of Science Degree in Architecture Design as a Fulbright Scholar from the MIT School of Architecture (2018). Her graduate thesis, under the guidance of professors Mark Goulthorpe, Mark Jarzombek and Gregory L. Ulmer, was titled ‘Forward-Backward: The Odyssey as a design interface’ and performed an interpretative and imaginative re-reading of the Homeric epic as an interface for ‘digital design-learning.’ Iris’s research engages the intersections of media, critical and literary theories within architecture thinking and making. She is currently investigating the critical role of the early and mid- twentieth century experimental literature in shaping the historical avant-garde artistic and architectural movements with special attention paid to the emergence of novel creative practices.