Dr. Stavros Stavrides, architect and activist, is Professor of Architectural Design and Theory at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens Greece, where he teaches graduate courses on housing design (including social housing), as well as a postgraduate course on the meaning of metropolitan experience. He has published numerous articles on spatial theory. His books: The Symbolic Relation to Space (1990), Advertising and the Meaning of Space (1996), The Texture of Things (with E. Cotsou, 1996) From the City-Screen to the City-Stage (2002, National Book Award), Suspended Spaces of Alterity (2010), Towards the City of Thresholds (in English, 2010 and 2019, in Spanish and Turkish 2016), Common Space (in English, 2016, in Greek 2018, in Turkish 2018) and Common Spaces of Urban Emancipation (in English 2019). His research is currently focused on forms of emancipating spatial practices and spaces of commoning.
He held a keynote speech during Tbilisi Architecture Biennial.