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Savia Palate

Savia Palate

PhD student


Biography:

Savia Palate is an architect (ARB/ETEK) and researcher. She graduated top of her class from the University in Cyprus in 2011. Her diploma thesis The AsYouWish Game was selected and exhibited at the Open Cities: The New Post-Industrial World Order International Conference held by the ASCA in Seoul, South Korea. 

Additionally, Savia pursued a master’s post-professional degree (M.Arch II) in Space Society and Culture as a Fulbright Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University (Negotiating Contested Zones: A Post-Tourist Vision of Famagusta, available online by the PSU Archives) and continued by receiving an MA in History and Critical Thinking at the Architectural Association School of London (Subjectivity DIY, available online by the AA School AADP).  

The endeavors of her research interests are spanning architectural design, cultural criticism and urban territorial studies. As a researcher, Savia collaborated with the Laboratory of Urbanism (UCY) for the development and implementation of a series of urban games, while most recently, she became a member of the MesArch Lab, a research laboratory that focuses on the history and theory of Modern architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean, where she worked for the Lab’s research project on Leisure-scapes in Contested Zones. Furthermore, Savia has worked as an architect at Squire and Partners in London, and holds editorial experience as part of the London-based magazine Disegno.

Savia’s PhD research aims to construct a genealogy of manuals from the 1960s to today so as to explore the contingency of space within particular social contexts orchestrated by the neoliberal bind. Savia receives the Vice Chancellor Award from the Cambridge Trust to fund her PhD studies, along with a complementary funding contribution by the A.G. Leventis Foundation. 

 

Savia is currently co-editor for Scoope 28, the architectural journal of the University of Cambridge, co-organizer of the Martin Centre Lecture lunchtime series, and a committee member of the Commonwealth Society of the University of Cambridge.