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PYLA PANAYIOTA
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Department of Architecture
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H Παναγιώτα Πύλα έχει διπλώματα στην Αρχιτεκτονική (B. Arch.) και στις Οικοδομικές Επιστήμες (B.Sc., Building Science) απο το Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute στις ΗΠΑ, από όπου πήρε και το πρώτο βραβείο για την Διπλωματική της, μαζί με το Χρυσό Μετάλλιο του Αμερικανικού Ινστιτούτου Αρχιτεκτόνων, το 1991. Ολοκλήρωσε μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στο Τεχνολογικό Ινστιτούτο της Μασσαχουσέτης, MIT, (Master of Science in Architectural Studies), λαμβάνοντας το βραβείο καλύτερου αποφοίτου, το 1994. Εξασφάλισε Διδακτορικό στην Ιστορία και Θεωρία της Αρχιτεκτονικής (Ph.D., History and Theory of Architecture), επίσης από το ΜΙΤ, το 2002. Πριν αναλάβει καθήκοντα στην παρούσα θέση, ήταν Επίκουρος Καθηγήτρια Αρχιτεκτονικής στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Ιλλινόι από το 2002, όπου δίδασκε αρχιτεκτονικό σχεδιασμό και Ιστορία-Θεωρία της Μοντέρνας Αρχιτεκτονικής. Προηγούμενες διδακτικές εμπειρίες συμπεριλαμβάνουν διδασκαλία στο ΜΙΤ ως ειδικός επιστήμονας διδασκαλιασ (Teaching Instructor) το 1998, και στο Rensselaer ως Λέκτορας (Visiting Instructor) το 1991-92. Το ερευνητικό της έργο έχει διεπιστημονικό χαρακτήρα και εστιάζεται α) την Θεωρία και Ιστορία της Μοντέρνας Αρχιτεκτονικής και Πολεοδομίας, ειδικά στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο, και β) τους συσχετισμούς της αρχιτεκτονικής με τις κοινωνικο-πολιτικές διαστάσεις της ανάπτυξης και του περιβαλλοντισμού. Έχει κάνει ερευνα σε ιστορικά αρχεία και αρχιτεκτονικά έργα στην Αίγυπτο, Ελλάδα, Συρία, Τουρκία και Ελβετία, και ηταν ερευνήτρια στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Χάρβαρντ (2003-04). Εκτός από το Χάρβαρντ, την ερευνα της στηριξαν οικονομικά το Αμερικανικό Εθνικό Ιδρυμα Samuel H. Kress (ΗΠΑ), το ίδρυμα Αγά Χαν, και το Περιβαλλοντικό Συμβούλιο του Ιλλινόι (ΗΠΑ). Έχει παρουσιάσει την έρευνα της σε πολλά διεθνή συνέδρια, και έχει δημοσιεύσει άρθρα σε πολλά επιμελημένα βιβλία και επιστημονικά περιοδικά, όπως το Journal of Architectural Education, το Journal of Planning History, το Volume, και το DOCOMOMO. Το άρθρο της «Hassan Fathy Revisited: Postwar Discourses on Science, Development, and Vernacular Architecture» βραβεύτηκε με το JAE Best Article Award, για το καλύτερο επιστημονικό άρθρο της χρονιάς 2007 στο Journal of Architectural Education—κορυφαίο διεθνές αρχιτεκτονικό περιοδικό. Πρόσφατο βιβλίο της είναι ο επιμελημένος τόμος Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Harvard University Aga Khan Program, 2013.
 
Βλ. Ιστοσελίδα http://panayiotapyla.wix.com/panayiotapyla
Ιστοσελιδα ερευνητικου εργαστηρίου  http://mesarch.ucy.ac.cy/
 

•  History-theory of modern architecture and urbanism

• Social Dimensions of urban development in 20th Century

•  Politics of environmentalism and sustainability in architecture

•  Cultural heritage, memory and conflict in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.

 

For a full list of publications see http://panayiotapyla.wix.com/panayiotapyla.

Pyla, P., “Crisis Spins,” Journal of Architectural Education (March 2015):8-12. DOI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10464883.2015.987068#

Pyla, P., Ed., “Sustainability’s Prehistories,” Design and Culture 4:3, November 2012, USA, Berg Publishers

Pyla, P., and Özkaya, B.T., “Culture of Crisis,” Architectural Histories 1(1):17, 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ah.ay

Pyla, Panayiota, “Beyond Smooth Talk: Oxymorons, Ambivalences, and Other Current Realities of Sustainability,” Design and Culture 4:3, November 2012, pp. 273-278.

Pyla, P., “Gossip on the Doxiadis 'Gossip Square': Unpacking the Histories of an Unglamorous Public Space,” Architectural Histories 1(1):28, 2013. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ah.bb. [Earlier version published as “‘Dedicodou Meydane’ Hakkinda Dedicodular: Siradan Bir Kamusal Alanin Tarihini Ortaya Dokmek,” Dosya 27, Special issue on "Architecture and Everyday Life” (December 2011): 19-24.]

Pyla, Panayiota and Petros Phokaides, (2011), “Ambivalent Politics and Modernist Debates in Postcolonial Cyprus,” Journal of Architecture 16:6, 2011, pp. 885-913.

Pyla, Panayiota. “Planetary Home and Garden: Doxiadis’s Environment-Development Politics.” Grey Room 36 (Summer 2009): 6-35.

Pyla, Panayiota. “The Many Lives of New Gourna: Alternative Histories of a ModelVillage and their Current Significance.” The Journal of Architecture 14:6 (December 2009): 715-730.

Profile Information

Panayiota I. Pyla, Ph.D., is an architectural historian and theorist, and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Cyprus. Pyla holds a Ph.D. in the History-Theory of Architecture and Urbanism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA, 2002), and a Masters of Science in Architectural Studies (1994) also from MIT, where she was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Student Award. She received a Professional Degree in Architecture from Rensselaer (1991), where she was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. Before her current position, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002-06) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard (2003-04).

Pyla´s research has an interdisciplinary scope, spanning the disciplines of architectural history, cultural criticism, and environmental studies. Her work has been presented in international conferences, chapters in edited volumes, and scholarly journals such as: Design and Culture (2012), Journal of Architecture (2011), Grey Room (2009), Journal of Planning History (2008), and Journal of Architectural Education (best article award, 2007). Her article, “Ηassan Fathy Revisited: Postwar Discources in Science, Development, and Vernacular Architecture,” in the Journal of Architectural Education 60:3 (2007) received the best article award. Pyla is also the editor of the volume Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Harvard University Aga Khan Program, 2013

 

CV

RESEARCH LAB WEBSITE -  http://mesarch.ucy.ac.cy/
 

•  History-theory of modern architecture and urbanism

• Social Dimensions of Urban development in 20th Century

•  History-Theory and Politics of Environmentalism and sustainability in Architecture

•  Cultural heritage, memory and conflict in postcolonial Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.

and Lab website: http://mesarch.ucy.ac.cy/
 

Pyla, Panayiota, Ed. Landscapes of Development: The Impact of Modernization Discourses on the Physical Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge: Harvard University Aga Khan Program, 2013.

Pyla, Panayiota, Ed., “Sustainability’s Prehistories,” Design and Culture 4:3, November 2012, USA, Berg Publishers

Pyla, P., “Crisis Spins,” Journal of Architectural Education (March 2015):8-12. DOI:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10464883.2015.987068#

Pyla, P., and Özkaya, B.T., “Culture of Crisis,” Architectural Histories 1(1):17,  2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ah.ay

Pyla, P., “Gossip on the Doxiadis 'Gossip Square': Unpacking the Histories of an Unglamorous Public Space,” Architectural Histories 1(1):28,  2013.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ah.bb.

§ Earlier version published as “‘Dedicodou Meydane’ Hakkinda Dedicodular: Siradan Bir Kamusal Alanin Tarihini Ortaya Dokmek,” Dosya 27, Special issue on "Architecture and Everyday Life” (December 2011): 19-24.

Pyla, Panayiota, “Beyond Smooth Talk: Oxymorons, Ambivalences, and Other Current Realities of Sustainability,” Design and Culture 4:3, November 2012, pp. 273-278.

Pyla, Panayiota and Petros Phokaides, (2011), “Ambivalent Politics and Modernist Debates in Postcolonial Cyprus,” Journal of Architecture 16:6, 2011, pp. 885-913.

Phokaides, Petros and Panayiota Pyla. “Postcolonial Utopias in the Context of Cyprus.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series 231.  [Publisher: IASTE] 2011, pp 17-37. Also at http://iaste.berkeley.edu/workingpaper/10-volumes-222-238-the-utopia-of-tradition.html Abstract also published in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, 22.1 (2010): 79-80.

Pyla, Panayiota. “Planetary Home and Garden: Doxiadis’s Environment-Development Politics.” Grey Room 36 (Summer 2009): 6-35. [Publisher: MIT Press]

Pyla, Panayiota. “The Many Lives of New Gourna: Alternative Histories of a ModelVillage and their Current Significance.” The Journal of Architecture 14:6 (December 2009): 715-730. [Publisher: Routledge with the Royal Institute of British Architects].

 

Pyla, Panayiota. “Counter-Histories of Sustainability.” Archis Volume 18, Special issue on sustainability, titled “After Zero” (December 2008): 14-17. [Publisher: Archis]. § Also translated in Russian in PROJECT International 22 , Moscow, 2009. [A-Fond publishers]

Pyla, Panayiota. "Back to the Future: Doxiadis’s Plans for Baghdad.” Journal of Planning History 7:1, (February 2008): 3-19. [Publisher: Sage]

Pyla, Panayiota. “Ηassan Fathy Revisited: Postwar Discourses of Science, Development, and Vernacular Architecture.” Journal of Architectural Education 60:3 (February 2007): 28-39. [Received Best Article Award] [Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell]

Pyla, Panayiota. “Rebuilding Iraq, 1955-58: Modernist Housing, National Aspirations, and Global Ambitions.” DoCoMoMo Journal 35.  (September 2006): 71-77. [Publisher: Docomomo International]

Pyla, Panayiota. “Historicizing Pedagogy: A Critique of Kostof’s A History of Architecture.” Journal of Architectural Education. (May 1999): 216-225. ] [Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell]

Pyla, Panayiota. “Gray-areas in Green Politics: Reflections on the Modern Environmental Movement.” Thresholds 14. (Spring 1997): 48-53. [MIT Press]