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Dr Dimitra Ntzani

Dr Dimitra Ntzani

Lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture

Room 1.33, Adeilad Bute, Rhodfa'r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3NB
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I joined the Welsh School of Architecture as a lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture in January 2019.

I am an architect by training and practice (since 2003), a researcher in design problematics of heritage management (since 2010) and an educator of architectural history, theory and design (since 2013). I am also a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies.

I hold a Diploma in Architectural Design and Engineering and an MSc in Architectural Design, Space and Culture, from the National Technical University of Athens. I also have a doctoral degree (PhD) in design aspects of critical engagement with archaeological heritage from the University of Edinburgh.








Dimitra is deputy to 1st year Chair of our BSc programme. She leads 1st year design studios, teaches in history and theory modules across WSA curriculum, and supervises MARCH, PG dissertations and doctoral research on research-related subject areas.

My research is interdisciplinary and brings theories and methods from the fields of cognitive linguistics and distributed cognition into the design study of engagement with heritage. Over the past 7 years, I have collaborated with various cultural institutions in Greece and Scotland, for the design/study of exhibitions and public engagement programmes (AOC Group, Northlight Heritage, Museum of Asian Arts Corfu, etc). Parts of my doctoral research were funded by Edinburgh College of Arts and the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities.

I am currently interested in heritage(s) and mobility, but also in the design management of contested heritages and their possible effects on community empowerment and well-being.