Workshop 2. Delos practices


The second workshop of the Delos Network took place in Athens (Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe, amphitheater) on September 15th, 2018. The videos of the presentations can be viewed at BLOD and following the links below.

The second workshop addressed the ways in which the Delos environmental ideals were implemented in many high-profile schemes across the developed and developing world in the 1960s-70s, often involving the imposition of ostensibly global solutions on sensitive regional contexts, including lucrative private and government contracts. The aim of the workshop was to analyze the planning tools of these schemes and explore the backlash against this scale of ambition and intervention. How were such projects related to post-political and supranational discourses?



9:15 – 9:30

Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Pennsylvania)

Welcome and introduction of the Workshop

9:30 – 10:15

Farhan Karim (University of Kansas)

The bureaucratization of tradition: From DA to Delos

10:15 – 11:00

Ijlal Muzaffar (Rhode Island School of Design)

What does it mean to call something a network?


11:00 – 11:30



11:30 – 12:15

Lefteris Theodosis (Independent Scholar)

Shaping ekistics: From Baghdad to Detroit

12:15 – 13:00

Markus Daechsel (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Ekistics as governmentality of development: Doxiadis and the generals in Pakistans

13:00 – 13:30

Panayotis Tournikiotis (National Technical University of Athens)



13:20 – 15:00



15:00 – 15:45

Filippo De Dominicis (Independent Scholar)

Infrastructuring development: Doxiadis’ continental schemes between networking, politics and planning theory, 1959-1965

15:45 – 16:30

Tilemachos Andrianopoulos (National Technical University of Athens)

Japanese Délos


16:30 – 17:00



17:00 – 17:30

Harrison Blackman (University of Nevada)

The visionary in the marsh: Doxiadis and the dream of Eastwick

17:30 – 18:00

Costandis Kizis (AA School of Architecture)
Entopia and place: Doxiadis and the concern for the local

18:00 – 18:30

Dimitris Philippidis (National Technical University of Athens)



The organizers of the network, Mantha Zarmakoupi and Simon Richards.