forty-five degrees 
 
Alkistis Thomidou
Giulia Domeniconi
Berta Gutiérez


forty-five degrees is an open collective of architects and designers. In our
practice, space-making is about resources, not only material or financial but the
intangible resources of human and non-human knowledge.

Our work aims at investigating the built environment through research,
design, and artistic experimentation, across multiple scales, analising its social,
economical, and structural entanglements. We are interested in collecting
protocols and collective approaches, exploring alternative living and citymaking
models and new paradigms of urban development by engaging with communities and
local agents. We strive to create inclusive and accessible spaces through careful use of
scale, material, and design language and are committed to rethinking education through
academia and practice placing design at the intersection of arts and sciences.

forty-five degrees is currently working with cultural institutions and creative agencies in
Germany and abroad. Together with the Art Mediation department of KW Institute for
Contemporary Art
in Berlin, we have developed the project '3rd Space formations’
and we are currently working on the scenography of the '30 years KW summer festival’.
forty-five degrees currently holds a digital research residency at Architectuul and
a 3-month residency at the Eastern Europea exchange network- supported by
Goethe Institute Romania and Akademie Schloss Solitude. Our studio is main partner
of the European Erasmus+ Youth in Action project 'The Studio’ together with
Byverkstedet (Oslo) and Premices and co (Paris).

Our team takes different forms when engaging in collaborations with other
experts, adapting to each project’s scope. forty-five degrees was founded in November
2019 but took its official legal form in January 2021. forty-five degrees is GbR,
a partnership under the Civil Code.