It has been a productive year… Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s new monograph

Drawing through Space:

Passages, Intermediates, Suspended Boundaries

has been released today 11th December 2017 by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

The publication as well as existing monographs by the author can be ordered at special discounts on



The various ‘accidents’ and ‘incidents’ in the complex and deep mapping of the transmutations, reactions or interplays between various dynamics, can be explored through the interstices or the intersections between physics, mathematics, big-data science and visual perception. It is precisely at the intermediate topologies where all calculations become uncertain, that innovative drawing ‘systems’ may be realised. In phase space, even the most supposedly simple visual elements have their own complex properties and ‘memory’. What can be defined as an ‘energy-trace drawing’, may involve a complex modification of the relationship between matter and energy. Line may be redefined as a (quasi) periodic energy-tracing, a track, or a phase defect with far-reaching implications. New modes of drawing may be possible through ‘activating’, modifying, or even, disturbing the various coordinates and dynamics of space itself. Drawing through space may thus radically redefine our engagement with the physical world at the crossroads between art, philosophy, science and technology, inspiring deeper research, innovation and change.


Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s new monograph

Space as Phase: Tracing Dynamic Complexity

has been released today 6th October 2017

by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


The publication as well as existing monographs by the author can be ordered at special discounts on


Cutting across art, design and science, the importance of drawing as a system, a process or a field enabling pioneering visual and conceptual investigation, is stressed even more. With the aid of information technology, the fast growing inter-scientific investigation of complex dynamic systems and chaos, inspires the continuing expansion of art, mainly in terms of developing abstraction and visualisation research. A new understanding of phase-space enables new modes of drawing in its evolving interdisciplinary context. Particularly inspiring is the evolving relation of mathematics to abstraction and the ‘inconceivable’, together with all those potentialities and challenges of giving complexity and chaos a geometric form. Indirect and intrinsic types of delineation are invented for the scientific ‘scanning’ of the assumed ‘edges’ of interacting force-fields. Even the basic geometric elements have become topologically transitive states with their own inter-dimensional ‘memory’, statistic potentiality, generative behaviour and paradox.


We are pleased to announce that Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s latest monograph


Boundary Transmutations in Generative Stratigraphy

has been released today 7th August 2017 by LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing.

The publication as well as existing monographs by the author can be ordered at special discounts on


In the light of contemporary science, technology, art and design, a meta-surface can be perceived as a dynamic fragment that emerges from the interactions of known and unknown systems. What would make such a meta-surface rich in creative, philosophical and innovative potential, is the possibility to reveal and engage with the emerging ‘meta’, ‘cross’, ‘trans’ and ‘inter’ systems, together with their programmatics, geometries, behaviours and interactions. Transcribing and translocating can be made possible through simultaneously reactive and generative meta-surfaces creating a time-space ‘slice’ for rendering data-fractions of the real world. As art has the potential to cut across and operate between various disciplinary fields, drawing may be defined as a process of interpreting, activating, transmuting or even re-programming heterogeneous time-space ‘stratifications’, operating as a critical intervention into the invisible flows of material and immaterial metamorphoses.


Inter-Surfaces is a new drawing series by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou to be shown at the 9th International Festival of Creativity, Innovation and Digital Culture ESPACIO ENTER 2017, 24-27 August 2017 at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art of Tenerife TEA(Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) created by the Herzog and de Meuron architects.

Click here for the Press Release:

Essay on Espacio Enter Canarias 2017 in Santa Cruz Digital No.341 25/8/2017 (pdf): SCDIGITAL341

Espacio Enter Canarias 2017- Selected Press




Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s  Interstitial Geometries drawing series are shown in ESPACIO ENTER 2016 Art-Science Innovation: Generative Arts Exhibition from 12 to 18 December 2016 at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art of Tenerife TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) created by the Herzog and de Meuron architects.


ESPACIO ENTER is one of the major digital media projects worldwide, delivering a rich annual programme of exhibitions and events in collaboration with important partners such as Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival and numerous others.

This is the 8th edition of the ESPACIO ENTER International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture.  The project is  created and directed by  ARTECHMEDIA, non-profit international cultural organization founded and directed by the artists Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco. ARTECHMEDIA is a Meeting Platform for all sectors linked to art and new media for reflecting upon, analysing and debating across disciplines for the preparation of proposals related to cultural policy, coordination and optimisation of resources, artistic production and research and their promotion at a global level.






Our Drawing the Invisible Blog  has been recently listed by Web Stats Domain as one of the Top City Exhibition Websites. Congratulations to our Drawing the Invisible Team!


Our Blog Mapping Emergence: Nomads, Nodes, Strings & Paths has been listed by Web Stats Domain as one of the Top Design Initiatives and Most Popular Design Websites. Congratulations to our Mapping Emergence Team!


We are pleased to announce that Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s latest monograph

Tracing the Shadows of the Real through Interstitial Drawing in Art

has been released today 17th December 2015 by LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing.

The publication as well as existing monographs by the author can be ordered at special discounts on morebooks.


Interstitial drawing and diagramming enable us to reveal and engage with the ‘unseen’ that exceeds the limits of the ‘known’. As a condition of emergence and transitionality, interstitiality inspires our engagement with the interacting ‘layers’ of the ‘real’. In an effort to ‘read’ the obscure areas between 0 and 1, the unanticipated relations and tensions between thinking, experimentation, observation, representation and mathematical models can be innovatively revealed, reconditioning the parameters of vision, energy, information and matter. Through interstitial drawing and diagramming, unknown situations, e.g. inaccessible complexities, paradoxes and potentialities, inspire innovative practice and research in art and the related fields. The conditions and phenomena of space may become part of the creative process directly or indirectly. Code and software are used not as a ‘blank paper’, but as a generative, transitional and unstable ‘environment’. ‘Phase spaces’ and in-formation geometries emerge through the dialogue and the critical limits of philosophy, mathematics, optics, information technology and cosmology.




Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s monographs can be now ordered at a special discount price until APRIL 26, 2015  – click HERE to find out more.





The new monograph by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou:

 Mapping the Emergent Hybridities of Urbanism: New Spatial Praxis Types

LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, 2014 (ISBN-13: 978-3-8484-2698-0, ISBN-10:3848426986, EAN:9783848426980)

and other monographs by the author can be ordered on, amazon & other major booksellers worldwide.


The study investigates the new roles of the spatial praxis, as formed in the contemporary context of urbanism. The challenges and possibilities of re-orientating the spatial praxis are investigated in conjunction with the unresolved discords regarding the issue of (re)presentation that has dominated philosophy, cosmology, mathematics, cartography, software engineering, animation, network visualisation, art, architecture and numerous other fields. New ways of ‘designing’ the emergent hybrid spaces of urban interaction through mapping the untamed ‘waves’ of the datascape are discussed through the study of the changing urban condition and in particular, of the site as a field of interactive urban flows, the urban neo-nomads and their trajectories. Giving a physical form to those hybrid spaces, poses as an important possibility and challenge not only for contemporary architecture, but also, for the spatial praxis across a number of related fields including site-specific and media art, drawing, interaction design, urban and social studies, e-communication and many others.


Thus far, our Mapping Emergence project and Blog are featured in the following:

1. Drawing Research Network

The Drawing Research Network (DRN) was established in 2001 as part of the Campaign for Drawing.   The DRN is an international network of individuals and institutions who are involved in improving our understanding of drawing, for example through professional practice, education or general interest. It aims to use this knowledge to raise the profile of drawing and drawing research.

2. Rhizome

Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through open platforms for exchange and collaboration, the Rhizome website serves to encourage and expand the communities around these practices. Rhizome supports artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media. The Rhizome organizational voice draws attention to artists, their work, their perspectives and the complex interrelationships between technology, art and culture.


Read Andy Smith’s review of our Urban Transcripts 2012 Exhibition Opening at the ICN Gallery, London, in LeCool online magazine.


You are cordially invited to the Urban Transcripts 2012: London, the (n)ever-changing city Exhibition & Conference

An interdisciplinary collective narrative, Urban Transcripts 2012, brings together original works for and about London, by artists, architects, urbanists, theorists, researchers, academics and students. What will you make of the (n)ever-changing city?

Exhibition opening 7pm Saturday 8 December at ICN Space, 96 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH

Conference 8 and 9 December at UCL Anatomy Building, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1 6BT.


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Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s work on interstitiality is part of the ABC : MTL A Self-Portrait of Montréal exhibition as an invited contribution (13 November 2012 – 31 March 2013, Main Galleries of the international research centre and museum The Canadian Centre for Architecture).

Please see the official press release on the ABC: MTL show below:
An Atlas. A Bricolage. A Compendium of different elements and strategies for understanding the city. ABC : MTL is an urban abecedary and open-source initiative that maps contemporary Montréal in a diversity of ways and media. Over 90 contributions including photography, music videos, sculptures and installations, drawings, models, workshops, lectures and performances have been selected from an ongoing call for submissions. These now form a lexicon of the CCA’s home city and a platform for its creative talent.

For example, under the headline Hyperbâtiment, the collective SYN have explored the subterranean city of downtown Montréal and filmed it as a megastructure in the heroic manner, worthy of mass investigation. Under the rubric Arrivals, photographers Arjuna Neuman and Ramak Fazel present a photographic record of their discoveries while incessantly scanning Montréal during their first encounter with the city. The Montréal-based collective Audiotopie have imagined Montréal as a musical composition. Their work will appear under the title Partition. Other contributors include FABG Architectes, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Atelier Big City and ATSA.

ABC : MTL is the third in a series of exhibitions at the CCA investigating the development of Montréal. Montréal Métropole, 1880-1930 (1998) examined the city’s emergence as a behemoth of trade and industry at the turn of the century. Montréal Thinks Big (2004) explored its infrastructural transformation during the 1960s to meet the demands of a new era. ABC : MTL addresses the city as it is today: not a historical artifact or a series of monumental structures, but a daily experience of almost limitless variety. Material from the CCA Collection will also be included.



Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou & Regner Ramos will be running “Mapping emergence: nomads, nodes, paths, and strings” workshop unit as part of the Urban Transcripts 2012 international workshop on London.  Looking forward to your participation!

Workshop particulars >>

the Urban Transcripts 2012 international workshop on the city
London, 3-9 December 2012

photo by Francis Moss

A 17-strong international tutor team of practising architects, researchers in architecture and urbanism, artists, and linguists are  leading this years’ Urban Transcripts workshop on the city. Focusing on London’s actual problematics, combining on-site visits, urban explorations, studio work and social events, the workshop is an interdisciplinary exercise in understanding the urban condition and working towards collaborative solutions.
The workshop is open both to students and non-students; it will be of particular interest to students past their 2nd  year of study, postgraduate students, and recent graduates, in disciplines related to the study of the city and urban intervention; notably architecture, urbanism, planning, geography, the social sciences, and the arts.
£140 for London-based host students
£170 for other UK students
£200 for international guest students
£240 for non-students
hosting and accommodation arrangements
London-based host students are requested to host the international guest students for the duration of the workshop. Non-student participants, and other students from the UK are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements.
full workshop programme:
contact and registrations:
Urban Transcripts


Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou’s latest essay Diagramming Interstitiality is featured under the theme ‘Diagram’ in Le Journal Spéciale’Z No. 4. The Journal is published by the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and distributed worldwide by the leading distributer Bruil & van de Staaij. The Journal is included in the ARCHIZINES world-touring exhibition.

The Journal explores architecture’s complex contemporary context. Each issue is structured around four thematic questions critical to current debate on the built environment, bringing together contributions by researchers and practitioners – artists, architects and urbanists. Le Journal mediates the wider cultural experiences that feed into the knowledge-culture of spatiality. Open calls for submissions ensure a dialogue between emerging and established voices with articles appearing in either English or French. Recent contributions include writing by Claude Parent, CJ Lim, Odile Decq and Andri Gerber; photographs by Matthieu Gafsou and Jing Quek; and projects by Palace, Angel Cubero and the Office for Subversive Architecture.


The new monograph by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou:

Interstitiality in Contemporary Art & Architecture: An Inter-passage from Delineating to Unfolding the Boundaries of Space

LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012 (ISBN: 978-3-8383-7501-4)

and other monographs by the author can be ordered on, amazon & other major booksellers worldwide.


The present study offers an investigation into the notion of interstitial space and its creative exploration in architecture and site-specific art, realized through digital technology. Based on cosmology, Quantum Physics and information theory, instead of being perceived as a ‘ground zero’, space is evolving and heterogeneous as it comprises of multiple interacting layers of virtuality and reality. Contemporary site-specific art is marked by a growing interest in exploring emerging interstitial spaces including transitional and unsettling in-between spaces, the emergence of which, deeply challenges spatial and disciplinary boundaries. Such an investigation includes a creative exploration of the possible inter-relationships between various types of reality and the dynamic and unsettling points of intersection enabling various kinds of exchange between those realities. The emphasis is placed on the ways in which, potential interstitial spaces can be creatively revealed through various modes of innovative spatial intervention such as mixed realities, parallel sites, inter-spaces, infra-spaces.



arts and creative media projects
theory and research papers
architecture and urban design proposals
opening 10.08.2012
closing 28.09.2012
Urban Transcripts 2012: London the (n)ever-changing city
London has a reputation of a vibrant, dynamic city constantly reinventing and transforming itself; a highly adaptable organism that embraces change and, like an astute tradesman, turns it to its own advantage. From street-fashions to the redevelopment of entire urban areas, London is an ever-changing city. Yet, despite its apparent dynamism, this is the never-changing city of a society functioning through a remarkably resilient class-system, where Victorian houses keep resisting ‘continental’ apartment buildings, their residents peacefully ruled by a partly unelected and hereditary system of governance.
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”, the more things change, the more they remain the same. This often-quoted epigram by Alphonse Karr, could fittingly refer to these observations. But in what ways does this really apply on the city? Which are London’s never-changing substrata? And which are its ever-changing manifestations? How do they impact on one-another? Can change and innovation happen in the absence of a rigid framework? Or can it be that stable and robust infrastructures actually form the basis for change in the superstructure of the city? Does this change really matter? To who, and under what conditions? In what ways does the city’s built environment change in response to socio-economic forces? How does it itself impede or support socio-economic change?
We invite submissions of work exploring this theme in the following categories:
a. arts and creative media projects
b. theory and research papers
c. architecture and urban design proposals
Participants are invited to register through our website individually or as a team of a maximum of five members. Registered participants can submit their work online by 12.00 midnight London time, Friday 28 September 2012.
Visit our website for more information at


Polypolis Athens: Become an Athenian and experience a city in crisis

Polypolis by SARCHA, a mindset-shifting board game.

In the rapidly deteriorating Athens centre, players are assigned life-roles; immersed in an urban environment of economic resession, illegality, city-phobia, rising violence and human desperation, the Athenians (Greeks and immigrants, shop owners, unemployed, land owners, investors, inhabitants, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, etc.) enter into an agonising and agonistic struggle to reset the city’s human, physical and natural resources. The players keep reflecting and acting ypon “real” city conditions, and watch the outcome of their decisions unfold on the game board. the athenians of the Polypolis social game stand up to the challenge of the crisis and have the power to transform the materiality of their city.

Be one of them! Book to play now!

23 June 2012, 15.00–17.00
Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins  Building, Main Quadrangle, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London
The event is part of London Festival of Architecture, Cultural Olympiad 2012 and under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in London.
Attending and observers please sign up as “I’m attending” at

The team

Following the open call, the SARCHA associates who have initially contributed to the shaping of the program, joined forces with all those interested to work together in the following open team:  Dr Maria Theodorou architect, , Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory, Co-Director, The Westminster International Law & Theory Centre, Julia Chryssostalis Principal Lecturer,Co-Director, Westminster International Law and Theory Centre, Jason Coleman architect Lecturer at UCL MArch UD, Nicholas Boyarsky architect Lecturer at UCL MArch UD, Κalliope Κontozoglou architect, Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou author, critic, educator,  Sofia Asteriadi architect MA, Camila Sotomayor architect PhD candidate, Judith Kelemen architect MArch Urban Design student, Petros Tsitnidis architect MSc, Lina Liakou architect MArch, Clelia Thermou architect MArch, Ioanna Pothou architect MArch, Panagiota Theofilatou architect MSc, Veta Gerliotou, architect, Georgios Koulouris MEng, Stephanie Triantafyllou AA student of architecture, Konstantilenia Koulouri AA architecture student. A number of MArch UD, UCL students were involved in the Polypolis set up, among which Mitra Tafazolint, Lisa Hinderdael, Paulina Maneta, Zoe Spiliopoulou, Andi Schmied, Lieve Smout, Jack Pritchard .
For more information about the different versions of Polypolis visit the relevant website
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