Anastasia Karandinou

Dr Anastasia Karandinou

Associate Professor

Department of Architecture & Visual Arts , School Of Architecture, Computing And Engineering

Dr Anastasia Karandinou is a practicing architect (ARB) and an associate professor at the University of East London in the area of architecture and design. She has taught at the University of Portsmouth and at the University of Edinburgh and done research in the areas of architectural design, urbanism, digital media, interactive design, architecture and neuroscience. She represented Greece in the 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture as the main curator of the 'Athens by Sound' pavilion, and her research and design projects have been broadly published. Her recent publications include the books 'No Matter', and 'Data, Architecture and the Experience of Space,' both published by Routledge - Taylor and Francis.

In 2016 she organised and led the international conference Data+Senses in collaboration with ARUP and RIBA. She has set up the design  and research practice 'Counterarchitecture' and lead the international conference 'Repurposing Places for Social and Environmental Resilience' in collaboration with Arup, in London in March 2023. She currently co-leads the research group 'Culture & Environment'; one of the five major research teams of the School, and is Co-I in a funded research project on Off-Site Zero Carbon Customisable buildings, developed in collaboration with Tongji University, China.

Her recent teaching reflects on the political and social dimension of space. Within the MA course she leads, she has led a series of real-life student projects, developed in collaboration with external organisations and local communities.


  • PhD (2011), Architecture, University of Edinburgh. Recipient of the AHRC scholarship, and of the Barry Wilson Memorial Award.
  • PG Cert (2012) Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Portsmouth.
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow (2012)
  • MSc (2006) in Advanced Architectural Design (AAD), University of Edinburgh. International award UIA-Velux ‘Light of Tomorrow' 3rd prize.
  • Diploma - Architect (2005) NTUA (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Registered Architect: TEE (Technical Chamber of Engineers, Greece) (2005). ARB Registered Architect (2013).
  • Architecture Diploma year 4: Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 2002-03