Aliki Economides

BArch (Toronto), MArch (McGill), MA (Harvard)


PhD Candidate,

Architecture (History and Theory)

Harvard University,

Graduate School of Design.

Aliki Economides is a Ph.D. candidate whose research centers on issues of representation, theories and practices of ornament, scientific epistemology and design pedagogy in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her dissertation examines the negotiation of “tradition” and “modernity” in the work and world of the French-Canadian Architecte et Ingénieur-Constructeur, Ernest Cormier (1885–1980). Dissertation committee: Antoine Picon (Primary Advisor), Eve Blau, Alina Payne, Martin Bressani.


Trained first as an architect, Aliki holds a professional B.Arch (University of Toronto), an M.Arch in history & theory (McGill), and an M.A. in the history of science (Harvard). She has worked in practice; taught design studios and history & theory courses in architecture and landscape architecture; and coordinated l’Institut de recherche en histoire de l’architecture (IRHA) and the Visiting Scholars Program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA). Aliki has extensive experience as a studio critic, research assistant, conference/symposium organizer and editor, and is completing the English translation of Jean-Pierre Chupin’s Analogie et théorie en architecture (Geneva: Infolio, 2010). She is currently based in Montreal, Canada.

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