Nikolaos Katsikis

Nikos is an architect and urbanist, and a Doctor of Design candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).  He is currently completing his dissertation, From Hinterland to Hinterworld which seeks to contribute to an expanded understanding of the sociometabolic relations between agglomerations and their operational landscapes. At the GSD he is research associate in the New Geographies Lab and in the Urban Theory Lab; and instructor in Urban Planning and Design. He has organized conferences on Urban Metabolism (2014), Regionalism and the Mediterranean (2013) and the Limits of the Urban (2012), and is on the editorial board of New Geographies journal and co-editor of New Geographies 06: Grounding Metabolism (Harvard University Press, 2014). He holds a professional degree in Architecture with highest distinction (2006) and a Master in Architecture and Spatial Design (2009) from the National Technical University of Athens. His recent work includes contributions in MONU (2014), Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (N. Brenner ed., Berlin: Jovis, 2013) and the forthcoming book with N. Brenner, Is the world urban? Towards a critique of geospatial ideology (2015).