Workshop 3. Delos now


The third workshop of the Delos Network took place in Loughborough on May 4, 2019. This workshop built upon the earlier ones (Delos Ideals and Delos Practices) to explore the legacy of Delos in contemporary environmental thinking and environmentally-conscious design, assessing its lessons – positive and negative – for now and the future, and will also explore the next stage of activities for the network. How do the preoccupations, themes and environmental solutions explored at the Delos Symposia relate to current discourses and practices on sustainable urban design and landscape urbanism?

The videos of the presentations can be viewed at our YouTube Channel. In order to watch them follow the links of each presentation in the program of the workshop below.



9:30 – 9:40
Simon Richards (University of Loughborough)
Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Pennsylvania)
Welcome and introduction to the Workshop

9:40 – 10:15
Panayiota Pyla (University of Cyprus)
DA after the critique of development 

10:15 – 10:50
Thomas Doxiadis (Doxiadis+)
Doxiadis associates Masterplan for Skopje and the global ecological balance. Integrating the elements of nature

10:50 – 11:25
Ahmed Khan (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Urban ecosystems and global ecological balance: Rethinking Doxiadis’s legacy as nature-settlement dialectics

11:25 – 11:50
Coffee break

11:50 – 12:25
Irini Perdikogianni (University of Loughborough)
Revisiting Ekistics using its anthropocentric lens

12:25 – 13:00
Simon Richards (University of Loughborough)
Delos and ‘The Human Factor’

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 14:35
Ioanna Theocharopoulou (The New School)
Ecology and Ekistics ca. 1977

14:35 – 15:10
Nikos Katsikis (University of Luxembourg)
Revisiting Ecumenopolis in the Era of Planetary Urbanization

15:10 – 15:40
Coffee break

15:40 – 16:15
Yannis Zavoleas (University of New South Wales)
Bio-systemic Thinking for Holistic Design

16:15 – 16:50
Ingrid Halland (University of Oslo)
Delos Ouroboros: Ecology, Cybernetics and Design Thinking

16:50 – 17:30




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