We are pleased to announce that Areti Markopoulou, Academic Director of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), has been awarded the Graham Foundation Grant for Individuals. This prestigious grant celebrates her collaboration with Lydia Kallipolit and will support an upcoming publication entitled “EDIBLE; Or, The Architecture of Metabolism” continuing their research initiated with the curatorial work of the past Tallinn Architecture Biennale.

The Graham Foundation, renowned for its unwavering dedication to promoting critical perspectives on architecture and design, has granted 64 new awards to individuals from various parts of the world. These grants encompass a wide range of formats, including publications, research, exhibitions, films, podcasts, digital initiatives, and public programs. The objective is to foster discussions, generate new insights, and propel the field forward through interdisciplinary and innovative endeavours.

Authored by Areti Markopoulou and Lydia Kallipoliti , the publication “EDIBLE; Or, The Architecture of Metabolism” will delve into the profound ways in which architecture shapes and harnesses power through material upcycling, interspecies alliances, biopolitics, and metabolic processes.

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By comprehensively mapping and reevaluating the connections within the built environment, “EDIBLE” sheds light on the dynamic interplay between production and consumption,products and by-products, and creation and decomposition. It serves as a valuable resource for architects and designers seeking to navigate the intricate relationship between architecture and the natural world.

The Graham Foundation Grant acknowledges the impact of Areti Markopoulou and Lydia Kallipoliti’s collaborative work, underscoring the significance of their research in driving architectural progress. This prestigious grant not only provides recognition and financial support for further researching and publishing , but also connects the recipients to a global network of individuals and organizations that the foundation has supported throughout the years. Read more here.

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