Workshop 2. Delos practices


The second workshop of the Delos Network will take place in Athens (Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe, amphitheater) on September 15th, 2018.

The aim of the second workshop is to address 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. We aim to analyse 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?



9:00 – 9:20

Welcome and introduction of the Workshop

9:20 – 10:05

Farhan Karim (University of Kansas)

The Bureaucratization of Tradition: from DA to Delos

10:05 – 10:50

Ijlal Muzaffar (Rhode Island School of Design)

What does it mean to call something a network?


10:50 – 11:20

Coffee Break


11:20 – 12:05

Lefteris Theodosis (Independent Scholar)

Shaping ekistics: from Baghdad to Detroit

12:05 – 12:50

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

12:50 – 13:20

Panayotis Tournikiotis (National Technical University of Athens)



13:20 – 14:20

Lunch Break


14:20 – 15:05

Filippo De Dominicis (Independent Scholar)

Infrastructuring Development: Doxiadis’ Continental Schemes between Networking, Politics and Planning Theory, 1959-1965

15:05 – 15:50

Ines Tolic (University of Bologna) (TBC)

Ekistics as a repository of innovative practices

15:50 – 16:35

Tilemachos Andrianopoulos (National Technical University of Athens)

Japanese in Delos Symposia


16:35 – 17:05

Coffee Break


17:05 – 17:30

Giota Pavlidou (Doxiadis Archives) (TBC)

On the Doxiadis Archives 

17:30 – 18:00

Harrison Blackman (University of Nevada)

The Visionary in the Marsh: Doxiadis and the Dream of Eastwick

18:00 – 18:30

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

18:30 – 19:00

Yorgos Tzirtzilakis (University of Volos)



Register for the workshop (no fee) at Eventbrite.

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