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Matina Kousidi is a Research Associate at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture, Urban Planning & Construction Engineering, of the Politecnico di Milano.

Concerned with the interrelation between architecture, the sciences and the body, concepts of the building as skin, and issues of embodiment, materiality, sustainability and performance, her research and teaching center on the area of history, theory and criticism of modern and contemporary architecture.

She has previously held postdoctoral research positions at ETH Zürich (Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture), and jointly at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and HS Anhalt (Dessau Institute of Architecture).

Her work has been supported by the Politecnico di Milano International Fellowship, the Swiss Government Research Scholarship, and the German Academic Exchange Service Research Grant, among others.

Her research findings have appeared in various journals, namely the Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA Journal), The Architectural Review and the International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design (ii Journal), as well as in edited volumes, catalogs and conference proceedings.

She has participated in diverse international conferences on architecture and art history, modernism, history of fashion, dress and textiles across Europe and she has lectured at schools of architecture, art and design in Germany, Finland, Italy, Greece, and the United Kingdom.

Matina is a registered architect in Greece and has contributed to the projects of design studios such as the Architecture Studio, Paris and Zege Architects, Athens.