Areti Markopoulou
Academic Director & Digital Matter Research Studio, IaaC - Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia

Areti Markopoulou is a Greek architect and professor at IaaC, Barcelona. Her research and practice design explores new architectural models investigating applications of ICT, Energy and Fabrication allowing built and public space to dynamically adapt to behavioral and environmental changes over time.

She is currently the Academic Director and the head of R+D at IaaC in Barcelona, as well as the initiator and partner of Fab Lab Athens in Greece. She holds a Bachelor in Architecture & Engineering from DUTH, Greece, an MArch from IaaC and a Fab Academy diploma on Digital Fabrication offered by the MIT CBA and the Fab Lab Network. She is a PhD candidate in the UPC, Barcelona and has published several articles internationally.

Co-founder of the Mycity-me non profit organization, her practice includes collaborations with multidisciplinary offices and she has collaborated in numerous R+D projects ranging from Intelligent Cities (such as “Smart BCN” at Barcelona City Council, 2013), Self Sufficient Buildings (such as ¨Fab Lab House¨ at Solar Decathlon Europe, 2010), Digital Fabrication (such as ¨Fabrication Laboratory¨ at DHUB, 2010) and the Internet of Things (such as ¨Hyperhabitat¨ at the XI Venice Biennale, 2008).