Studies Abroad: Athens, Greece

Figure 1. Argyris Drolapas, Invisible City; Yorgis Yerolymbos, Athens Spread. Figure 2. Chrysoula Voulgari, Out Here; Periklis Merakos, Megalo Kavouri.

ARC300H0 F / ARC2016H F
Instructor: Petros Babasikas
Meeting Section: L0101
Summer 2023
Introduction: May 10 - 12, 2023
Travel Dates: May 16 - June 6, 2023
Independent Work: Jun 7 - 16, 2023


This Summer Studio and Workshop investigates contemporary Athens as a living laboratory of urban change, testing contemporary theories of urbanism against different sites and itineraries, asking students to directly explore, document and navigate the city.

They do so via a series of routes focusing on specific Athenian commons –squares, gardens, walkways, buildings, monuments, waterscapes, and ancient sites – producing a set of composite drawings and images curated in a log, as a result of on-site documentations.

Following this, students focus on a single area, walkway and public space where they project collaboratively on a topic of climate adaptation, crisis, and resilience, on a 10-day joint workshop between students from Daniels and the University of Patras.


In order to apply, students are required to submit a paragraph describing your interest in the Athens, Greece course, 5 work samples (student work), and a short CV. This course is available to HBA AS students in year 2 or higher who completed ARC200H1 and ARC201H1. Also open to MARC and MLA students.

Undergraduate applications are to be submitted here (Please note the form is limited to 1 submission).

Graduate applications are to be submitted here (Please note the form is limited to 1 submission).

Information sessions for this course will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm (please see email for more details).

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.