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Panos Dragonas & Varvara Christopoulou collaborate since 1998 and they founded their studio in 2001. Their design work has been distinguished in 10 architectural competitions. Their projects have been presented at the exhibitions "The Minimum Structure" (Athens, 2014), "Public City / Δημόσια πόλη" (Thessaloniki, 2011), "Housing in Greece from the 20th to 21st Century" (Athens, 2009), "The Shape of Place – 40 years Architecture in Greece" (Athens, 2008), "Invisible Hotel" (Athens, 2005), "4th Biennale of Young Greek Architects" (Athens, 2004), "Athens-scape" (London, 2003), "3rd Biennale of Young Greek Architects" (Athens, 2001), and in international reviews such as L’ architecture d’ aujourd’ hui, Archi, Blueprint, Stavba, Bauwelt, Spazio e Societa, Architecture in Greece, Domes. In 2006 they co-founded the network "Athens9" that investigated architectural and urban design proposals for contemporary Athens.
Panos Dragonas studied at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma of Architecture, 1992) and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University (Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, 1993) as a Fulbright scholar. He has published extensively on Greek architecture and the contemporary city in architectural magazines and international reviews. From 2001 to 2013, he was consultant editor of the annual reviews Architecture in Greece and Design + Art in Greece. In 2012 he was joint commissioner / curator of "Made in Athens", the Greek participation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition -la biennale di Venezia. He has curated, alone or in collaboration, the exhibitions "Adhocracy [Athens]" (2015), "Rethink Athens" (2013), "14F/21GR. Young Architects from France and Greece" (2012) and the "2nd Biennale of Young Greek Architects" (1998). He has also co-curated the "Rethink Athens - Urban Challenges" cycle of events at the Onassis Cultural Centre (2013-15). Since 2000, he has been teaching architecture and urban design at the University of Patras. His current research and design activities focus on the transformations of the Greek cities during the economic and social crisis, the investigation of post-consumerist housing typologies, and the connections between cinema, architecture and the modern city.
Varvara Christopoulou studied at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma of Architecture, 1996) and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (Master of Architectural Design, 1997).

Friends
Katerina Christopoulou, Leonidas Kalpaxidis, Konstantinos Tzioras, Maria Bourdi, Maria Chassioti, Demetra Christodoulou, Anastasia Maggouta, Christina Tsouma, Ioanna Lisgara, Dora Moudatsou, Konstantina Karampini, Tsampika Manou, Georgia Syriopoulou, Irini Karnahoriti, Marina Symeonidou, Foteinos Soulos, Tina Liagki, Evelina Rempi, Zografia Karekou, Angeliki Koliomichou, Fotini Kanellopoulou, Aris Petrou, Nancy Livaditou, Elina Fasoulaki