Workshop 3. Delos now


The third workshop of the Delos Network will take place in Loughborough on May 4, 2019. This workshop builds 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?

This event is free and open to all.

Registration and directions: Eventbrite: Delos Now



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

9:40 – 10:15
Panayota 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 Environmental Psychology

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 14:35
Ioanna Theocharopoulou (The New School)
Ecology and Ekistics ca. 1977. Doxiadis’s Relevance to Sustainable Cities

14:35 – 15:10
Panos Dragonas (University of Patras)
Ecumenopolis beyond Anthropos

15:10 – 15:45
Nikos Katsikis (University of Luxembourg)
Revisiting Ecumenopolis in the Era of Planetary Urbanization 

15:45 – 16:15
Coffee break

16:15 – 16:50
Yannis Zavoleas (University of New South Wales)
Bio-systemic Thinking for Holistic Design

16:50 – 17:25
Ingrid Halland (University of Oslo)
Delos Ouroboros: Ecology, Cybernetics and Design Thinking

17:25 – 18:00




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