Panos Kouros is an artist and art theorist. Research areas: art in the public sphere(s), performative archiving as art practice, fieldworks and network interventions, aesthetics of ruins, institution-specific work, education as artwork. His work (propositions, interventions, theoretical constructions) interrelates critical art practice to the public sphere and politics of memory and have been presented in many international art venues. His projects are self-organized initiatives; they establish frameworks for communication actions inside and outside the field of art. He uses wiki spaces, education processes and everyday routines such as walking and archiving, uttering and collecting for performing archival actions. He is co-founder of Gregorios Pharmakis plural person and member of Urban Void urban action group. He is Professor for Art in Architecture at the University of Patras. He has been Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), MIT and the Institute of Cultural Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin. He taught at the Department of Architecture, MIT. Ph.D. in Architecture. Recent books: Archive Public: Performing Archives in Public Art. Topical Interpositions, 2012. Acts of Uttering-together, Athens: Futura, 2008. Constructing the Public Sphere: Topical Works 2002-07, Athens: Futura, 2007.



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