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Petros Babasikas

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

petros.babasikas@daniels.utoronto.ca
T 416-946-0642

Petros Babasikas is an architect and writer. His work explores connections among architecture, storytelling, media and public space. He is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Petros is founding partner of Drifting City studio, based in Athens. His design projects include Catch the Light, a public space project for the Athens Olympics, Kapnergati Square Area & Park in Kavala, Greece, ELIKA Gallery in Athens, residences in Greece and California, Drip, a vertical garden pavilion for the London Olympics, and the Webby Award-winning webpage and interactive garden dreamgrove.org, He has been a Lecturer in Architectural Design at the Department of Architecture, University of Patras, focusing on architecture and urbanism in the Mediterranean Metropolis.

Petros’ works have been exhibited, awarded and published internationally. His texts include “Depression Era” (catalogue co-editor, Kolektiv8 2014), “Extreme Comfort Residences: the Storytelling of Villa Marittima” (Domes Magazine 07/09), “Faliron 2010” (Pidgin no.10), “Site as Garden Interface,” (INSTANT CULTURE: Architecture & urbanism as a collective process), “Crisis Landscapes” (Depression Era, A+ 247 and Transmed: Europa vom Suden denken), “Agora, Garden, Monument” (Greece IS: Democracy Issue 2016), “Athena, Bender of Vision, in Transit” and “A Fork, a Path, a Film” (Venice Biennale 2012 & 2017, Greek participation catalogues).

Petros is co-curator and coordinator of the Depression Era Project, a collective documentary/storytelling experiment on the urban and social landscape of the Greek Crisis, associate member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and Chair of UWC Greece. He holds a BA in Architecture and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MArch from Princeton University.