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Barnes Street House Extension

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Barnes Street House Extension

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Clapton Flat Refurbishment

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Clapton Flat Refurbishment

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Making Week at Central Saint Martins

In February 2016 Studio Syn’s Ursula and Dejan worked together with a team of Central Saint Martins BA Architecture students to design a pavilion structure to showcase their works at the End of the Year show. The show is actually

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Making Week at Central Saint Martins

In February 2016 Studio Syn’s Ursula and Dejan worked together with a team of Central Saint Martins BA Architecture students to design a pavilion structure to showcase their works at the End of the Year show. The show is actually

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The Lands Beyond, drawing on show at The Laundry, E9

The largest drawing so far from the series of drawings The Lands Beyond by Dejan of Studio SYN will be exhibited at The Laundry 17-20 March 2016 as part of the a group exhibition. Have a look at this previous post for

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The Lands Beyond, drawing on show at The Laundry, E9

The largest drawing so far from the series of drawings The Lands Beyond by Dejan of Studio SYN will be exhibited at The Laundry 17-20 March 2016 as part of the a group exhibition. Have a look at this previous post for

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Studio SYN wins the Designing the Urban Commons competition!

Rainbow of desires “Rainbow of desires” is a set of small pavilions installed in the open spaces of the Rhodes estate in Dalston. During a period of three months the pavilions are doubling as performative devices and workshop spaces based

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Studio SYN wins the Designing the Urban Commons competition!

Rainbow of desires “Rainbow of desires” is a set of small pavilions installed in the open spaces of the Rhodes estate in Dalston. During a period of three months the pavilions are doubling as performative devices and workshop spaces based

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LCMF, London Contemporary Music Festival fit-out

LCMF, “the capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music” as named by The Guardian, took over a former carpet factory just off Brick Lane between March and May 2014 to offer two weeks of music, art and performance.

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LCMF, London Contemporary Music Festival fit-out

LCMF, “the capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music” as named by The Guardian, took over a former carpet factory just off Brick Lane between March and May 2014 to offer two weeks of music, art and performance.

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Practice Exhibition Event @ Central Saint Martins

Mrdja // Nightingale // Philips // Reille // Saberova // Sartorio // Practice Event 24 May 2016 Dejan Mrdja of Studio Syn collaborated with 5 other artists to curate a mock-up exhibition of our works.  This post is going to take you

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Practice Exhibition Event @ Central Saint Martins

Mrdja // Nightingale // Philips // Reille // Saberova // Sartorio // Practice Event 24 May 2016 Dejan Mrdja of Studio Syn collaborated with 5 other artists to curate a mock-up exhibition of our works.  This post is going to take you

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The Lands Beyond, drawing series

Studio SYN’s Dejan Mrdja continues to explore his interest in politics, social structures, power relations, migrations, and cyclical occurrences through abstracted and coded narratives. In this series of A1 drawings the textures, patterns, geometries and symbols (stories within stories) are

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The Lands Beyond, drawing series

Studio SYN’s Dejan Mrdja continues to explore his interest in politics, social structures, power relations, migrations, and cyclical occurrences through abstracted and coded narratives. In this series of A1 drawings the textures, patterns, geometries and symbols (stories within stories) are

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Drawing SWANS exhibited at Big Space V, Central Saint Martins

The work SWANS is building on Dejan’s previous exploration of the notions of oppression, power abuse, trauma, displacement, transience, journey maps and more recent interests in behavioural patterns, reoccurring and cyclical events encountered in both nature and society. In this piece

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Drawing SWANS exhibited at Big Space V, Central Saint Martins

The work SWANS is building on Dejan’s previous exploration of the notions of oppression, power abuse, trauma, displacement, transience, journey maps and more recent interests in behavioural patterns, reoccurring and cyclical events encountered in both nature and society. In this piece

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Urban Realities Blind Date/ Ljubljana (SI)

In cooperation with the Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and experts in urban development will be organised in autumn 2015. Under the title “Urban Realities” a collaboration of three selected teams

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Urban Realities Blind Date/ Ljubljana (SI)

In cooperation with the Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and experts in urban development will be organised in autumn 2015. Under the title “Urban Realities” a collaboration of three selected teams

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SYN among the finalists for Urban Realities/Blind Date in Ljubljana

“Urban Realities”is a workshop and exhibition where the three selected finalists teams will present their ideas and collaborate  on the reanimation of abandoned construction pits in Ljubljana. The event is part of an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and

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SYN among the finalists for Urban Realities/Blind Date in Ljubljana

“Urban Realities”is a workshop and exhibition where the three selected finalists teams will present their ideas and collaborate  on the reanimation of abandoned construction pits in Ljubljana. The event is part of an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and

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Spatial Politics: On Commons and Public Spaces //Stavrides talk @Central Saint Martins

 Increasingly under neoliberal attack the urban public spaces become simultaneously the terrain of violent conflicts, the loci of urban movements, and testing grounds of critical political models. The notion and spatial materialisation of the commons, often springing from urban movements

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Spatial Politics: On Commons and Public Spaces //Stavrides talk @Central Saint Martins

 Increasingly under neoliberal attack the urban public spaces become simultaneously the terrain of violent conflicts, the loci of urban movements, and testing grounds of critical political models. The notion and spatial materialisation of the commons, often springing from urban movements

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DESIGNING THE COMMONS//workshop@ THE FIELD

This workshop, open to all CSM students, seek to investigate the role of designers in imagining the commons, setting common goals, resource sharing and participatory design. Space The project will take place at THE FIELD in New Cross  – “an experiment

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DESIGNING THE COMMONS//workshop@ THE FIELD

This workshop, open to all CSM students, seek to investigate the role of designers in imagining the commons, setting common goals, resource sharing and participatory design. Space The project will take place at THE FIELD in New Cross  – “an experiment

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Contested Squares and Social Uprising // @ Central Saint Martins

As part of the Contested Spaces forum taking place in the Crossing at Central Saint Martins during the CSM degree show; the round table discussion  “Contested Squares: Social Uprising and Political Imaginaries in the Age of Neoliberal Crisis” held on

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Contested Squares and Social Uprising // @ Central Saint Martins

As part of the Contested Spaces forum taking place in the Crossing at Central Saint Martins during the CSM degree show; the round table discussion  “Contested Squares: Social Uprising and Political Imaginaries in the Age of Neoliberal Crisis” held on

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Common grounds, common practices // @ Architectural Association

31 January 2014 – HCT Debates / Architecture Politics: Orsalia Dimitriou MA History and Critical Thinking Debates / Architecture Politics Term 2: Friday 1:00 / 36 Bedford Square, New Soft Room Orsalia Dimitriou: Common grounds, common practices Friday 31 January

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Common grounds, common practices // @ Architectural Association

31 January 2014 – HCT Debates / Architecture Politics: Orsalia Dimitriou MA History and Critical Thinking Debates / Architecture Politics Term 2: Friday 1:00 / 36 Bedford Square, New Soft Room Orsalia Dimitriou: Common grounds, common practices Friday 31 January

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DIAVATON // @ EMPROS THEATER

  Premier of our film DIAVATON at EMBROS theater! Embros is an occupied and self-managed historic theater in the centre of Athens. Since November 2011 the theater -that has been closed and inactive for many years- has been given a

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DIAVATON // @ EMPROS THEATER

  Premier of our film DIAVATON at EMBROS theater! Embros is an occupied and self-managed historic theater in the centre of Athens. Since November 2011 the theater -that has been closed and inactive for many years- has been given a

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DIAVATON [transversabe]

Synopsis ‘Diavaton’ is a short film ( 35min ) for the occupy moment in Syntagma (Constitution) square in the summer of 2011.Based on participants’ interviews the film negotiates issues of space management , the organization of the open assembly, the

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DIAVATON [transversabe]

Synopsis ‘Diavaton’ is a short film ( 35min ) for the occupy moment in Syntagma (Constitution) square in the summer of 2011.Based on participants’ interviews the film negotiates issues of space management , the organization of the open assembly, the

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COMMON TALES

This is a story based on the discussions and models of a NXC workshop on the circulation of commons. The idea was to present the “results” of the workshop not in the standard academic way but in a funny, creative

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COMMON TALES

This is a story based on the discussions and models of a NXC workshop on the circulation of commons. The idea was to present the “results” of the workshop not in the standard academic way but in a funny, creative

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C’MON COMMONERS

A series of workshops, talks, reading groups and walking days investigating the notion of commons together with creative practitioners and members of the New Cross community. The call is open to everybody and the aim is to explore collectively acts

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C’MON COMMONERS

A series of workshops, talks, reading groups and walking days investigating the notion of commons together with creative practitioners and members of the New Cross community. The call is open to everybody and the aim is to explore collectively acts

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SPATIALITIES OF REVOLT AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

A presentation of Anastasia Kavada (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster) and Ursula Dimitriou of Studio Synthetica in This Is Not a Gateway Festival 2013 at the Bishopsgate Institute on “Spatialities

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SPATIALITIES OF REVOLT AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

A presentation of Anastasia Kavada (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster) and Ursula Dimitriou of Studio Synthetica in This Is Not a Gateway Festival 2013 at the Bishopsgate Institute on “Spatialities

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NOWHERE TO RUN SOMEWHERE TO HIDE

KELVIN Kelvin always liked to escape in his canoe, and was always heading towards the west end of the city. Passing the labyrinth hill and the grand cathedral-founded on top of ancient Geyser-where elderly ladies gathered every afternoon to worship

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NOWHERE TO RUN SOMEWHERE TO HIDE

KELVIN Kelvin always liked to escape in his canoe, and was always heading towards the west end of the city. Passing the labyrinth hill and the grand cathedral-founded on top of ancient Geyser-where elderly ladies gathered every afternoon to worship

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CRISIS AND INNOVATION// Princeton University Conference

Participating in an exciting conference at  Princeton University that explored the interplay between moments of Crisis and processes of Innovation in Modern Greece. Orsalia of Studio Synthetica presented a paper discussing possible new arenas that deepen the democratic participation, work

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CRISIS AND INNOVATION// Princeton University Conference

Participating in an exciting conference at  Princeton University that explored the interplay between moments of Crisis and processes of Innovation in Modern Greece. Orsalia of Studio Synthetica presented a paper discussing possible new arenas that deepen the democratic participation, work

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QUICKY BOOTH

Why are the acts of desire ostracized from public spaces? What happens to those who cannot afford their own space? What happens to the impatient, the spontaneous and the passionate ones? Quickie Booth is a bolt-on kit consisting of a

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QUICKY BOOTH

Why are the acts of desire ostracized from public spaces? What happens to those who cannot afford their own space? What happens to the impatient, the spontaneous and the passionate ones? Quickie Booth is a bolt-on kit consisting of a

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EXARCHEIA NOW!

Event to discuss contemporary economic crisis, radical activity, radical space and political economies of consumer culture. Will include contributions by Andreas Chatzidakis (Royal Holloway), Antonis Vardis (London School of Economics), Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck), Ursula Dimitriou (Goldsmiths), Emma Dowling (Queen Mary)

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EXARCHEIA NOW!

Event to discuss contemporary economic crisis, radical activity, radical space and political economies of consumer culture. Will include contributions by Andreas Chatzidakis (Royal Holloway), Antonis Vardis (London School of Economics), Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck), Ursula Dimitriou (Goldsmiths), Emma Dowling (Queen Mary)

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ART AND AESTHETIC RESEARCH ARE NOT IDENTICAL

This is a work inspired by the method of ‘the reading machine that is actually a writing machine’. The original text is a statement of Michael Schwab printed on a wall poster. The original statement was offering an interesting an

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ART AND AESTHETIC RESEARCH ARE NOT IDENTICAL

This is a work inspired by the method of ‘the reading machine that is actually a writing machine’. The original text is a statement of Michael Schwab printed on a wall poster. The original statement was offering an interesting an

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HOW TO MAKE A READING MACHINE THAT IS ACTUALLY A WRITING MACHINE

By Christina Christoforou, Orsalia Dimitriou, Adam Drewes, Martin Glaz Serup,  Ann-Marie Hanlon,  and Andreas Wolfsteiner , printed in a rizograph machine with the precious technical assistance of Tryk-Tryk-Tryk Read more on unfolding academia

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HOW TO MAKE A READING MACHINE THAT IS ACTUALLY A WRITING MACHINE

By Christina Christoforou, Orsalia Dimitriou, Adam Drewes, Martin Glaz Serup,  Ann-Marie Hanlon,  and Andreas Wolfsteiner , printed in a rizograph machine with the precious technical assistance of Tryk-Tryk-Tryk Read more on unfolding academia

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SCRABBLE-A-MANUAL IN ACTION!

Scrabbling manuals for the first time in Copenhagen Symposium on June 2011 produced great ideas and a lot of fun! Some of the manuals invented by thirty intrepid minds : A Manual on How to fall in and out of

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SCRABBLE-A-MANUAL IN ACTION!

Scrabbling manuals for the first time in Copenhagen Symposium on June 2011 produced great ideas and a lot of fun! Some of the manuals invented by thirty intrepid minds : A Manual on How to fall in and out of

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A MANUAL ON HOW TO SCRABBLE-A-MANUAL

For the Copenhagen Interart Symposium on  ‘How to do things with academia’ organized by the University of Copenhagen on 16-19 June 2011 , the organizers had an extraordinary call for manuals instead of papers! This is a manual which is

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A MANUAL ON HOW TO SCRABBLE-A-MANUAL

For the Copenhagen Interart Symposium on  ‘How to do things with academia’ organized by the University of Copenhagen on 16-19 June 2011 , the organizers had an extraordinary call for manuals instead of papers! This is a manual which is

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MAKING DO // Dialogues From Out of This World

Making Do is a collective of artists and designers and an independent publication, based in London. The projects developed by Making Do are informed by a culture of open source editorial tools and cross disciplinary collaborations. Through  the new issue,

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MAKING DO // Dialogues From Out of This World

Making Do is a collective of artists and designers and an independent publication, based in London. The projects developed by Making Do are informed by a culture of open source editorial tools and cross disciplinary collaborations. Through  the new issue,

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MAP FOR THE INTERGALACTIC METROPOLIS

MAKING DO _PLANET X PROJECT Workshop at Manorfield School, East London, Year 5 students ‘A map is a visual representation of an area—a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes. Many maps

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MAP FOR THE INTERGALACTIC METROPOLIS

MAKING DO _PLANET X PROJECT Workshop at Manorfield School, East London, Year 5 students ‘A map is a visual representation of an area—a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes. Many maps

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AVATON // @ 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Screening Schedule TONIA MARKETAKI: Sunday, March 13, 2011 – 20:00 STAVROS TORNES: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 15:30 (Ursula’s Guest Ticket) (the films entry at the festivals website)

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AVATON // @ 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Screening Schedule TONIA MARKETAKI: Sunday, March 13, 2011 – 20:00 STAVROS TORNES: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 15:30 (Ursula’s Guest Ticket) (the films entry at the festivals website)

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COMMON/ SQUATTED/ AUTONOMOUS/ MUNICIPAL/ PUBLIC SPACE

A collaboration between Ursula Dimitriou of Synthetica and Designer Mary Ikoniadou of Future Anecdotes. The poster was presented on the Lost in Space interdisciplinary workshop at UCL on 2nd and 3rd December 2010, organised by the Bartlett School of Architecture,

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COMMON/ SQUATTED/ AUTONOMOUS/ MUNICIPAL/ PUBLIC SPACE

A collaboration between Ursula Dimitriou of Synthetica and Designer Mary Ikoniadou of Future Anecdotes. The poster was presented on the Lost in Space interdisciplinary workshop at UCL on 2nd and 3rd December 2010, organised by the Bartlett School of Architecture,

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AVATON // @ Usurp Art Gallery

Avaton was presented at Usurp Gallery in London on 19/10/10 as part of a screening devoted to social documentaries. Thanks to Pulomi of Usurp Art Gallery for hosting the event and to Aoife and Sheena of Rough mix for organizing

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AVATON // @ Usurp Art Gallery

Avaton was presented at Usurp Gallery in London on 19/10/10 as part of a screening devoted to social documentaries. Thanks to Pulomi of Usurp Art Gallery for hosting the event and to Aoife and Sheena of Rough mix for organizing

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AVATON // @ TINAG

First public screening of ‘Avaton’ at TINAG festival in Brick Lane, London! Special thanks to: (for the screening) Deepa Naik and Trendon Oldfield for providing a great thinking platform Everybody who came to see the movie, for all the questions,

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AVATON // @ TINAG

First public screening of ‘Avaton’ at TINAG festival in Brick Lane, London! Special thanks to: (for the screening) Deepa Naik and Trendon Oldfield for providing a great thinking platform Everybody who came to see the movie, for all the questions,

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AVATON [Sanctuary]

Anarchy,Democracy and other ways of Political Participation Avaton is a documentary and at the same time a visual experiment linked to Ursula’s PhD research in the department of Visual Cultures in Goldsmiths University. The film deals with one of the

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AVATON [Sanctuary]

Anarchy,Democracy and other ways of Political Participation Avaton is a documentary and at the same time a visual experiment linked to Ursula’s PhD research in the department of Visual Cultures in Goldsmiths University. The film deals with one of the

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CITY IS MY HOME™ // Exhibition Opening Night!

Synthetica’s CITY IS MY HOME™ is showcased at London’s King’s Cross! Glass lobby of Austin-Smith:Lord doubles as an unorthodox exhibition space allowing CITY IS MY HOME™ photos to be seen from both sides and thus turning passer-bys into audience. To

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CITY IS MY HOME™ // Exhibition Opening Night!

Synthetica’s CITY IS MY HOME™ is showcased at London’s King’s Cross! Glass lobby of Austin-Smith:Lord doubles as an unorthodox exhibition space allowing CITY IS MY HOME™ photos to be seen from both sides and thus turning passer-bys into audience. To

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FUSION PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION // First Prize

Dejan Mrdja of Studio Synthetica won the First Prize among 100 other entries at the Fusion photography competition! The event was hosted by architectural photographer Timothy Soar. Image is taken near St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Not bad for a Wednesday

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FUSION PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION // First Prize

Dejan Mrdja of Studio Synthetica won the First Prize among 100 other entries at the Fusion photography competition! The event was hosted by architectural photographer Timothy Soar. Image is taken near St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. Not bad for a Wednesday

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ARCHITECTURAL JARGON*

*Your project does not really makes any sense but still you want to publish it/present it/build it? Afraid that it won’t be considerate socially and ethical responsible? Lucking the proper academic jargon? Do not despair! Here is a list of

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ARCHITECTURAL JARGON*

*Your project does not really makes any sense but still you want to publish it/present it/build it? Afraid that it won’t be considerate socially and ethical responsible? Lucking the proper academic jargon? Do not despair! Here is a list of

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REAL ESTATE AGENT’S DREAM

Henry went to sleep feeling tired and preoccupied. The last week in the office was exhausting. He had shown over 100 different properties all around London to all sorts of clients. Yet he managed to sell none. Clients always wanted

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REAL ESTATE AGENT’S DREAM

Henry went to sleep feeling tired and preoccupied. The last week in the office was exhausting. He had shown over 100 different properties all around London to all sorts of clients. Yet he managed to sell none. Clients always wanted

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CITY IS MY HOME™

What would you design if you were asked to create a product that comprises aspects of sustainability, energy saving, efficiency of function and materials while having in mind different social groups? Synthetica created: CITY IS MY HOME™ (bollard bar) CITY

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CITY IS MY HOME™

What would you design if you were asked to create a product that comprises aspects of sustainability, energy saving, efficiency of function and materials while having in mind different social groups? Synthetica created: CITY IS MY HOME™ (bollard bar) CITY

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SUBTLE INTERVENTIONS

Do you think that London’s open spaces are perhaps a bit dull? Would you prefer them slightly more animated and interesting? Would you enjoy a stroll there? Would you trust an architect to intervene on them? Studio Synthetica did it!

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SUBTLE INTERVENTIONS

Do you think that London’s open spaces are perhaps a bit dull? Would you prefer them slightly more animated and interesting? Would you enjoy a stroll there? Would you trust an architect to intervene on them? Studio Synthetica did it!

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CAMP GAIDOURONISSI // Resourcefulness and Sustainability of Self-Made Housing

Presented at O3on Gallery/22-30.09.2008/Belgrade/Serbia/for Redesign your mind 2 Gaidouronissi, a small island south of Crete, has only five permanent inhabitants. Several hundred others, temporary residents, camp out on the island during the summer. All of them attempt to protect themselves

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CAMP GAIDOURONISSI // Resourcefulness and Sustainability of Self-Made Housing

Presented at O3on Gallery/22-30.09.2008/Belgrade/Serbia/for Redesign your mind 2 Gaidouronissi, a small island south of Crete, has only five permanent inhabitants. Several hundred others, temporary residents, camp out on the island during the summer. All of them attempt to protect themselves

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WHITE HOUSE REDUX // A Reminder for the Elected and the Unelected

The White House is a universally recognised symbol of political authority and a proven – and successful – architectural embodiment of power. We would like to keep it as it is, in the position that it is and in the

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WHITE HOUSE REDUX // A Reminder for the Elected and the Unelected

The White House is a universally recognised symbol of political authority and a proven – and successful – architectural embodiment of power. We would like to keep it as it is, in the position that it is and in the