Stavros Stavrides is an architect, activist, and Professor of Architectural Design and Theory at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens Greece, where he teaches graduate courses on housing design (including social housing), as well as a postgraduate course on the meaning of metropolitan experience. He has published numerous articles on spatial theory. His books are The Symbolic Relation to Space (1990), Advertising and the Meaning of Space (1996), The Texture of Things (with E. Cotsou, 1996) From the City-Screen to the City-Stage (2002, National Book Award), Suspended Spaces of Alterity (2010), Towards the City of Thresholds (in English, 2010, in Spanish and Turkish 2016), Common Space (in English, 2016) and Common Spaces of Urban Emancipation (in English 2019). His research is currently focused on forms of emancipating spatial practices and spaces of commoning.
Stavros Stavrides demonstrates how the emergent practices of commoning are responding to coronavirus pandemic with collectivity, cooperation and solidarity.