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Alkistis Thomidou

Alkistis is an architect, urban designer and researcher originally from Thessaloniki, Greece. 

She holds a Diploma in Architecture from Aristotel University Thessaloniki and a MAS in Urban Design from ETH Zürich.

She is fascinated by the inventiveness of everyday life and trusts in the temporal and speculative power of architecture to set directions and goals and navigate possible futures.

She has practiced in Germany and abroad and has been design critic and lecturer at several institutions. She has been tutor and organiser of architecture workshops while her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions.

She has taught at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism at the TU Braunschweig and she is currently
research associate at the
Institute for city and space development at the Leibniz University Hannover.

She has been fellow in Architecture at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart  and grantee at the Institut für Raumexperimente at the Berlin University of Arts.

Giulia Domeniconi
Giulia is an architect and designer, originally from Rimini, Italy.

She holds a Diploma in Architecture from the Università degli Studi di Ferrara.

After studying, she moved to Berlin and started her freelance architectural practice that spans from spatial temporary models and pavilions to furniture design, stage design, and sculpture. She is very engaged in contemporary art conception and production, an interest reflected in her 4-year collaboration with Studio Julian Charrière.

Giulia is interested in pushing the boundaries of her practice in search of ways to translate visions into compelling spaces and objects. Working across multiple scales, she aims to blur the boundary between architecture, art, design, landscape, and urban planning.

Inspired by philosophers like Timothy Morton, she feels the urge to address in her design practice the separation between humans and non-humans, arguing that humans need to radically rethink how they relate to animals and nature as a whole.

Berta Gutiérrez

Berta is an architect and researcher,
originally from Madrid, Spain.

She holds a Master in Architecture from the  Polytechnic University of Madrid. 

For her, technology, art and design are catalysts for new experiences; she understands design as a transversal tool for inclusion, participation and generation of new narratives.

Her practice remains in constant dialogue with other disciplines, such as contemporary art, technology and philosophy.

She has worked as a researcher and project leader in institutions such as the Ministry of Education of Argentina, Medialab-Prado, Matadero Madrid or the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Lately, she has developed the Research unit WonderLAB at Rosan Bosch Studio, Copenhagen.

Her research has been presented at the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and has been selected for the Making Futures program at the Berlin University of Arts.

forty-five degrees

teams take different forms when engaging in collaborations with other experts, adapting to the project’s scope.

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 and in its social, economical and structural entanglements.

We are interested in collecting protocols and collective approaches, exploring alternative living and city making models and new paradigms of urban development to engage with communities and local agents.

We strive to create inclusive and accessible spaces through careful use of scale, material and design language and our commitment to rethinking education through academia and practice placing design at the intersection of arts and sciences.

Through our backgrounds we have been participating in competitions, educational workshops and community projects around the globe, such as in Ethiopia, Brazil, Argentina.