Lina Stergiou is initiator and curator at large of Against All Odds. AAO project is her own concept with a view to redefine and promote Architecture. She is founder and director of LS/Architecture & Strategies, a practice that focuses on active research and inventive design (www.ls-architecture.com). She is also founder and director of Life Strategies, a non-profit proactive design organization committed to strategically designing actions for life.
Her work focuses on the intersection of aesthetics and politics, the manifestation of the unfamiliar in Architecture and the role of the Avant-Garde in the architectural discipline.
Her design projects have been published internationally, have received awards (Special Diploma Leonardo 2009; Diploma of the Russian Union of Architects / 3rd Minsk International Biennale), have been widely exhibited (Women architects in Europe in France, Italy, U.K., Spain and Ireland; Athens-scape in RIBA gallery, London; the 3rd International Cultural Festival in Busan, Korea; the national architectural exhibition of Patras Cultural Capital of Europe2006; the 2nd and the 3rd Biennale of Young Greek Architects, among others) and have received distinctions in international architectural competitions. She is a writer whose work has been supported by scholarships, fellowships and grants, such as the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, the Pratt Institute, the Stanley Seeger Visiting Fellowship in Research of Princeton University, and the Kingston University London. She has edited books, among them Revelation for the Greek Cultural Olympiad in 2004. She is an educator – she has previously taught at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens and at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece. She has delivered public talks and lectures at Yale University, Princeton University, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia Italy, Laval University Canada, International Cultural Festival of Busan, Korea, among others.
She studied Architecture at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, continued her postgraduate studies in the field of Architecture towards Urban Design in New York (Pratt Institute) and with Doctoral studies in the theoretical exploration of the Architectural Avant-Garde in London (Kingston University).