Urban Cosmography is an Athens-based research think-tank and design practice.
We work on socially-oriented projects with all actors involved in city-making, such as
Municipalities, NGOs, Investment groups, Private and Public organizations, Universities.
Urban Cosmography was established in 2019 from architects Francesca Cocchiara and Sergios Strigklogiannis to promote the conversation around the potentials, criticalities, and theories of the urban environment.
We work as local consultants to realize community-oriented projects:
Creating guidelines for improving the urban environment
Surveying the quality of the urban space and how it is performing for people
Developing strategic designs for achieving quality urban spaces
We promote engagement in understanding how cities are changing:
Writing articles, interviews, book reviews
Building an Urban Vocabulary
Advertising calls for papers, conferences, events and educational programs
We believe in the role of the architect as a catalyst, who mediates and informs the transformation of space by human activities.
For us, space determines people's behavior and every space is a space of relation.
We consider research and design as powerful ways to encourage empathy and drive positive social change.
Francesca Cocchiara is an architect from Cagliari, Italy. She graduated at the University of Cagliari, (2011) and obtained a Master of Science in Human Settlements at the KU Leuven, Belgium (2014). Having lived and worked in many cities across Europe and the USA, she developed a strong interest in how people shape their own environment and vice versa.
Sergios Strigklogiannis is an architect from Rhodes, Greece. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany (2008) and obtained a Master of Science in Human Settlements at the KU Leuven, Belgium (2014). Alongside his professional practice, he is a Ph.D. researcher at the National Technical University of Athens focusing on the social impact of urban design practices.