This is me in Berlin, visiting Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles) not just for fun. On February 13, 1990, two months before its planned detonation, the group Künstlerinitative Tacheles occupied the building and turned it into a land of creativity and free artistic expression. Part of my work is related to spaces occupied and transformed by people, redesigned in order to become retrofitted and re-used in a different way.
Eleni Kalantidou, Ba(Hons), PhD(Arch), is a design psychologist and a lecturer at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Department of Design. Her research interests are related to interconnections between design and psychology, and the psycho-sociology of space. She has conducted field research on intelligent interior working spaces in Barcelona and London and body of her work has been presented in International congresses and symposia.
Prior to her relocation to Australia in July 2012 she collaborated with the Medical school of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece as a post doctoral researcher and between 2007 and 2012 she taught to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all design majors in Applied Art Studies College, Thessaloniki, Greece (partner college of University of Central Lancashire, U.K.). She has also given lectures (2004-2010) in the courses “Architectural theory, philosophy and behavioral sciences” and “Perception of landscapes. Open space and behavior” in the School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.