Cristina Ampatzidou

Cristina Ampatzidou


Cristina Ampatzidou is a researcher and writer with a background in Architecture and Urbanism and a founder of Amateur Cities. Currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Groningen on the topic of gaming and urban complexity, Cristina is also a regular contributor to urbanism and architecture magazines and a collaborator of the Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam.

Bottom-up Turned Inside Out


Top-Down The effortless bringing together and processing of all sorts of information...

Is Fair Building Possible?


AM: How did you arrive at the topic of the exhibition, and why did you want to look at the aspect of...

No happy endings


CA: You have an artistic background but you are currently involved in diverse activities...

Technology, Creativity and the future of Cities


CA: What is the Ars Electronica Futurelab, and what does working there look like? CL: I think it...

Towards Collective Subjectivity


CA: Can you say something about yourself? What is your background? AF: My name is Alex Foti. I am...

Play and Imagination Against Debt


CA: Could you introduce yourselves and tell us something about your work and interests? CT:...

The Price of Surveillance


CA: Could you introduce yourselves – what do you do and what are your main interests? ER:...

The Unobvious Ways of City Making


AM: ZUS is not a typical architecture practice; you are strongly involved in a theoretical...

Walking across Actual Territories


CA: Can you briefly explain what your practice is about? LR: I am one of the founders of Stalker,...

No one owns the beach: On time and public space on and offline


AM: Could you tell us something about your latest projects? DH: Recently I have been thinking a...

Fewer Regulations, More Open Source and a Broader View


CA: Mark, you created OSCity – a free online platform that combines cutting-edge...

On Amateurs


That’s why today we would like to stand in defence of the first meaning of the word. We would...