@ University of Cyprus
Popi Iacovou, Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, is an architect and academic investigating transdisciplinary models of thinking and practicing architecture. She received a PhD by Architectural Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and an MPhil on ‘Architecture and the Moving Image’ from the University of Cambridge. She has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the University of Cambridge.
Her research explores the intersections between architecture, performance and the moving image. Her methodology is based on situated filmic practice as design research method that investigates socio-political phenomena across different scales. She has published internationally and her films and architectural design work has been shown in various film festivals and architectural exhibitions, such as the Melbourne Design Week 2022, Copenhagen Architecture Festival (2019), the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale (2018), Space & the Architecture of Compassion (Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, 2017) the 7th Biennale of Young Greek Architects (2012-2013), Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2009), the Unbuilt (Byzantine Museum of Athens), the International Thessaloniki Film Festival and others. She has curated a number of architecture exhibitions for the London Festival of Architecture (2012), The Gopher Hole (London) and the State Gallery of Contemporary Art – SPEL, Nicosia, Cyprus (2021).