Marianna Charitonidou

Representative publications

Marianna Charitonidou, "Simultaneously Space and Event: Bernard Tschumi’s Conception of Architecture", in ARENA Journal of Architectural Research, 5(1)(2020) DOI:

Marianna Charitonidou, "The immediacy of urban reality in post-war Italy: Between neorealism’s and Tendenza’s instrumentalization of ugliness," in Thomas Mical, Wouter Van Acker, eds. Architecture and Ugliness. Anti-Aesthetics in Postmodern Architecture (London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), 223-244.

Marianna Charitonidou, “Gottfried Semper face au Crystal Palace Le Stoffwechsel ou l’osmose entre arts décoratifs et architecture/Gottfried Semper’s Perplexity Before the Crystal Palace: Stoffwechsel as Osmosis between Decorative Objects and Architecture”, in Faces 77 (2020): 16-21; 63-65.

Marianna Charitonidou, “Alison and Peter Smithson and their Travels to Greece: The Search for an Open-ended Morphology”, in Stamatina Kousidi, ed., Viaggi e Viste. Mediterraneo e modernità (Firenze: Altralinea edizioni/Momenti di architettura moderna, 2020), 113-128

Marianna Charitonidou, “From the Athens Charter to the “Human Association”: Challenging the Assumptions of the Charter of Habitat”, in Katarina Mohar, Barbara Vodopivec, eds., Proceedings of the international conference of the project Mapping the Urban Spaces of Slovenian Cities from the Historical Perspective (Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2020), 28-43.

Marianna Charitonidou, “Revisiting László Moholy-Nagy and Alvar Aalto’s Connections: Creative Process as Broadening of Individual’s Freedom” in the special issue of Tahiti Journal “Bauhaus vs. Nordic Design and Architecture”

Marianna Charitonidou, “Architecture’s Addressees: Drawing as Investigating Device,” in villardjournal 2, Università Iuav di Venezia (2020): 91-111. DOI:

Marianna Charitonidou, “Aldo Rossi’s Transatlantic Cross-fertilization: American ‘Urban Facts’ and Reinvention of Design Methods”, in Marco Bovati et al, eds., Aldo Rossi, Perspectives from the World. Theory, Teaching, Design & Legacy (Padova: Il Poligrafo, Biblioteca di Architettura series, 2020), 166-173.

Marianna Charitonidou, "Music as a Reservoir of Thought’s Materialisation Between Metastaseis and Modulor," in Paulo de Assis, Paolo Giudici, eds., Aberrant Nuptials: Deleuze and Artistic Research 2 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2019), 101-119.

Marianna Charitonidou, “From Harlem to New Haven: The Emergence of the Advocacy Planning Movement in the late 1960s” in the proceedings of the international conference of the Jaap Bakema centre “Architecture and Democracy 1965-1989: Urban Renewal, Populism and the Welfare State” (Convener: Dirk van den Heuvel (Jaap Bakema Study Centre). Advisory Board: Tom Avermaete (ETH Zü-rich), Hetty Berens (HNI), Guus Beumer (HNI), Maristella Casciato (Getty Research Institute), Dick van Gameren (TU Delft), Carola Hein (TU Delft), Laurent Stalder (ETH Zürich))
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Marianna Charitonidou, Digitization’s Impact on the Design of Art Museums: New Tendencies in Interactive Digital Interfaces. Zurich: ETH Zurich, Departement of Architecture, 2019.

Marianna Charitonidou, “Bauhäusler in Chicago: László Moholy-Nagy, Mies van der Rohe and the ‘Re-invention’ of Teaching Models,” in the proceedings of the International Conference “Initiations – Practices of Teaching 1st Year Design in Architecture”, University of Cyprus Nicosia, 23-25 October, 2019.
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Marianna Charitonidou, "Mies’s Representations as Zeitwille: Großstadt between Impersonality and Autonomous Individual," in the proceedings of the International Conference "Mies van Der Rohe. The architecture of the city", Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 18-19 October, 2019.
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Marianna Charitonidou, "Gender Roles in Neorealism’s Baraccati and National Identity in Post-war Italy”, in Alessandra Gola, Ashika Singh and Anamica Singh, eds. Displacement and Domesticity since 1945. Refugees, Migrants and Expats Making Homes (Leuven: KU Leuven Department of Architecture, 2019), 371-383.

Marianna Charitonidou, "An Action towards Humanization: Doorn Manifesto in a Transnational Perspective," in Nuno Correia, Maria Helena Maia, Rute Figueiredo, eds., Revisiting the Post-CIAM Generation: Debates, Proposals and Intellectual Framework (Porto: IHA/FCSH-UNL, CEAA/ESAP-CESAP, 2019), 68-86.
ISBN: 978-972-8784-85-0

Marianna Charitonidou, “Le récit autobiographique d’Aldo Rossi: introspection ou rétrospection?,” in L'Homme & la société, no. 208 (2018): 295-318.

Marianna Charitonidou, “Between Urban Renewal and Nuova Dimensione: The 68 Effects vis-à-vis the Real", in Histories of Postwar Architecture, no. 2 (2018): 1- 26.

Marianna Charitonidou, "Archives of Architecture Museums: The Effects of Digitisation," OASE 99 (2017): 77-81.

Marianna Charitonidou, “Réinventer la posture historique: les débats théoriques à propos de la comparaison et des transferts,” in Espaces et Sociétés, no. 167 (2016): 137-152.

Marianna Charitonidou, “From Semiology to Deconstruction: Metaphysics and Subject”, in Giorgos Parmenidis, ed., Research in Architecture (Athens: National Technical University of Athens, 2016), 374-399. In Greek..

Marianna Charitonidou, “From the Research of a Modernity that Could be Greek to a Multiplicity of the Present: ‘Greek-ness’ in Architecture or Architecture in Greece?,” in Andreas Giacoumacatos, ed., Greek architecture in the 20th and 21st century (Athens: Gutenberg, 2016), 166-176.

Marianna Charitonidou, “L’AUA entre le Team 10 et le postmodernisme,” in Jean-Louis Cohen and Vanessa Grossman, eds., AUA : Une architecture de l'engagement, 1960-1985 (Paris: Editions La Découverte/Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, 2015), 90-97.

Marianna Charitonidou, “The Debate between Contextualism and Autonomy in Architecture: A Genealogy”, in Federico Soriano, ed., Critic|all II International Conference on Architectural Design & Criticism (Madrid: critic|all PRESS, 2016), 99-127. ISBN: 978-84-608-9062-1

Representative papers presented at international scientific conferences

Marianna Charitonidou, “The Aesthetics of Travel in the Thought of Architects: Urban Space in Movement as a New Perceptual Regime and the Dynamics of Landscape”, 8th Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics, Interim Conference of the Mediterranean Congress of Aesthetics, Delphi, Greece, 9-11 September 2021

Marianna Charitonidou, “The Advocacy Planning and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States: The Architects’ Renewal Committee and the Democratization of Urban Planning”, 15th International Conference on Urban History, Antwerp, 1-4 September 2021

Marianna Charitonidou, “Urban Politics at the Crossroads of the State Reason and Human Reason: Juxtaposing Autogestion and Autonomy”, 5th International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) Conference ‘Public Space: the Real and the Ideal’, 2 – 5 July 2021

Marianna Charitonidou, “Bernard Tschumi’s Parc de La Villette as Reinvention of the Concept of Territory: ‘Follies’ as a Dispersed and Differentiated Reality”, 13th Deleuze & Guattari Studies International Conference “Territorialities, Exterritorialities, Non-Territorialities”, Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague, June 2021

Marianna Charitonidou, “Cinema as an Apparatus for Homemaking: Gender Roles from Post-war Neorealism to the Contemporary Italian Scene”, symposium “Dream Play Challenge: The Future of Residential Living”, Women in Architecture Festival, Nordic Embassy in Berlin, 24-25 June 2021

Marianna Charitonidou, "Automobile infrastructure and the planning of the Great Aarhus Area: ‘boligveje’, ‘stamveje’, ‘fordelingsveje’, ‘primærveje’ and ‘motorveje’ as different models of mobility", International Conference “SPACES OF WELFARE", The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), Copenhagen, 6-7 May 2021

Marianna Charitonidou, “New Social Housing Models in Sweden: From Folkhemmet to Automobile Perceptual Regimes”, 17th Annual International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association ‘Housing and the City’, Nottingham University, UK, 19-21 November 2020

Marianna Charitonidou, “The Living Units within the Home-office Conditions: Tele-work, Tele-communication, and Tele-education vis-à-vis the Reinvention of the City and Pandemic Preparedness”, 17th Annual International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association ‘Housing and the City’, Nottingham University, UK, 19-21 November 2020

Marianna Charitonidou, “Autopia as a New Episteme and New Theoretical Frameworks: The Car-oriented Perception of the City within a Transnational Network”, 37th Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) “What If? What Next? Speculations”, 18-25 November 2020

Marianna Charitonidou, "Constantinos Doxiadis’ Concept of ‘Ecumenopolis’ vis-à-vis Eurafrica: Revisiting the Masterplan for Festac Town and the Role of Transport Infrastructure”, International Symposium “coldWARchitectures", University of Stuttgart, 29-30 October 2020

Marianna Charitonidou, "Automobility and Welfare Landscapes: The Car as Presence and Perception" to be presented at the session “Welfare Landscapes: Revisiting the Norms and Forms of a New Urbanity” chaired by Prof. Ellen Braae (University of Copenhagen) and Prof. Tom Avermaete (ETH Zürich) in the framework of the 5th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies to be held at the University College London, UK, 26-30 August 2020

Marianna Charitonidou, “From the Athens Charter to the Ηuman Αssociation: Challenging the Assumptions of the Charter of Habitat”, International Conference “Mapping the Spaces of Modernist Cities within the Context of CIAM’s Athens Charter”, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 10-13 March 2020

Marianna Charitonidou, “Bernard Tschumi’s Manhattan Transcripts as an exploration of unlikely confrontations: spatial praxis as a dispositif agencing spaces and events”, International Conference “DARE 2019: Machinic Assem-blages of Desire. Third International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research”, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, 9-11 December 2019

Marianna Charitonidou, "The travelling architect’s eye: photography and automobile vision", presented at the 9th International Conference of the Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana (AISU) “The Global City: The Urban Condition as a Pervasive Phenomenon”, Bologna, Italy, September 11-14, 2019

Marianna Charitonidou, “Adriano Olivetti’s Vision to Merge Design and Economy: Design Consultants vis-à-vis Reproducibility as a ‘Concrete Utopia’”, Design History Society Annual Conference 2019 “The Cost of Design”, Northumbria University at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 5-7 September 2019

Marianna Charitonidou, “OMA’s Parc de La Villette and Perpetual Transcoding: The Diagram as Osmosis between Program and Territory” has been selected to be presented at the 12th Annual Deleuze & Guattari Studies conference “From Sense to Machinic Becoming”, Royal Holloway, University of London, 8-10 July 2019

Marianna Charitonidou, “Bauhäusler in America: László Moholy-Nagy and Anni and Josef Albers and the ‘Re-invention’ of Teaching Models”, International conference "Bauhaus and Greece: The Idea of Synthesis is Art and Architecture", organized by the Athens School of Fine Arts and the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Athens School of Fine Arts, Benaki Museum, 30 May - 1 June 2019

Marianna Charitonidou, “Gender Roles in Neorealism’s Baraccati and National Identity in Postwar Italy”, International Conference “Displacement & Domesticity since 1945: Refugee, Migrants and Expats Making homes”, conference organized by KU Leuven and the European Architectural History Network, Palais des Academies in Brussels, Belgium, 28- 29 March 2019

Marianna Charitonidou, “Aldo van Eyck’s Critiques Against Postmodernism as a Humanist Device”, Annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, 28 November 2018

Marianna Charitonidou, “Paperless Studios and the Articulation between the Analogue and the Digital”, International Conference “Scaffolds: Open Encounters with Society, Art and Architecture”, ALICE lab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 22-23 November 2018

Marianna Charitonidou, “Aldo Rossi’s Transatlantic Cross-fertilization: American ‘Urban Facts’ and Reinvention of Design Methods”, International Conference “Aldo Rossi: Perspectives from the World”, Politecnico di Milano, AUIC School, 13 June 2018

Marianna Charitonidou, "Artefactual Value and Virtual Archives: The Digital Curator vis-à-vis the Plurality of Entry Points”, Université d’été de la Bibliothèque Kandinsky 4 édition, Centre Georges Pompidou, 7 July 2017

Marianna Charitonidou, “Iakov Chernikhov’s Architectural Fantasies: Overcoming of ‘Mimesis’ through ‘Phantasia’ as Forerunner of Progress”, Ecole de printemps 2017 of the International Consortium of Art History, University of Geneva, 11 May 2017

Marianna Charitonidou, “A Microhistorical Genealogy of Aldo Rossi’s Transatlantic Connections: Transplantation and Architectural Pedagogues and Historians”, International conference “Theory's History, 196X-199X: Challenges in the Historiography of Architectural Knowledge”, KU Leuven, Palais des Academies in Brussels, 9 February 2017

Marianna Charitonidou, “Neorealism between Cinema and Architecture: Looking for New Signs”, 9th International Deleuze Studies Conference “Virtuality, Becoming and Life”, Department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts of University of Roma Tre, 11 - 13 July 2016

Marianna Charitonidou, “Revisiting the debate around autonomy in architecture: a genealogy”, II International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism critic/all, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, 20 - 22 June 2016

Marianna Charitonidou, “Towards a Narrative of Connected Geographies: Display of Architecture and Transnational History” at the European Architectural History Network: 4th International Meeting in Dublin, 4 June 2016