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Maritanthi Liapi

MarianthiLiapi is an AUTh architect with an MSc in Design and Computation from MIT. She has a rich research activity in the field of architecturally flexible and experiential ergonomic spaces that can be applied in different environments, from schools and playgrounds to living units under extreme environmental conditions. Since 2012, she is a scientist at the TUCTIELab Lab in the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Crete. From this position, she is responsible for the management of the laboratory’s research programs. She is also a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her dissertation focuses on the application of “Educational Courses”, a methodology she started developing at MIT with Edith Ackermann for the qualitative upgrading of learning areas using game as a tool and their goal of participative transformation into environments with dynamic spatial footprint. She has a large number of publications in international media and conferences, as well as awards such as the Europe 40 under 40 Architecture Award (2008) and the Silver Award at IDA-International-Design-Awards (2015). In 2017 she was a guest speaker at TEDxAthens on Learning beyond limits.