Public Lecture: “Crafting Narratives” by Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas, architect at Heatherwick Studio

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 19:00
Lecture room 301

Abstract

Crafting narratives is about ‘making’ projects.

Crafting narratives stresses the idea of how we react to a brief beyond the fulfilment of the client requirements. It is about what signifies the process of the making of a project and how this is conveyed to the client, the user, the public, the context.

Crafting narratives is about embedding multiple layers of strategic thinking into the process of the making. It is about devising a system to work across disciplines, about being expert at not being expert, and reflecting on the nature of the brief itself.

Crafting narratives is about what unifies the gesture in relation to the context, manifesting itself throughout its materialisation and the fabrication of its constituents.

CV
Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas is an Architect at Heatherwick Studio. Prior to joining in 2014, Kyriakos worked in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. He most notably worked at the studio of artist Tomás Saraceno (Frankfurt and Berlin) and at Schneider+Schumacher (Frankfurt). Here he gained experience on a variety of award winning projects from concept to completion including installations and urban infrastructure.
His interests encompass design at the intersection of art, architecture and science. This contributes to Heatherwick Studio’s practice of designing across different disciplines
Kyriakos has lectured at a number of Universities in Germany, the US and the UK, including TU Darmstadt, TU Kaiserslautern, the University of Kentucky, Liverpool and Edinburgh.
He completed his Postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt, after graduating from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.