Nikos Katsikis

Nikolaos Katsikis is an architect and urbanist and DDeS Candidate. His research seeks to contribute to an expanded understanding of the relation between cities and hinterlands building upon the notion of the Hinterworld. His interests focus on the intersection of conceptual and methodological models from urban and economic geography with regional morphology and design.

At Harvard GSD he is research associate at New Geographies lab and Urban Theory lab working on a metageographical analysis of Planetary Urbanization and has organized conferences on Regionalism and the Mediterranean and the Limits of the Urban. Since 2012 he is on the editorial board of New Geographies journal and co-editor of the forthcoming New Geographies 06 Grounding Metabolism.

Previously he has worked as a Teaching Fellow and Research Associate at National Technical University Athens and GSD and has instructed studios at Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. He is a registered architect in Greece (2006) practicing architecture and urban design as an individual, and as an associate architect. He holds a Professional degree in Architecture with highest distinction (2006) and a Master of Science in Architecture and Spatial Planning (2009) from National Technical University Athens.

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Nikos Katsikis contemplating the urbanization of nature in NW Greece