Entry Title: "Abandoned & Unfinished Greece | Framing the view"
Name: Konstantinos N. Papaoikonomou , Greece
Category and Expertise: Historic|Other_ARC, Non-Professional


Entry Description: Something that characterizes the Greek urban and rural landscape is the presence of abandoned and unfinished structures called 'γιαπί' (giapi). In the last years with the economy crisis more than ever these ever-present structures are on the increase... Abandoned and unfinished dreams framing the landscape...

About the Artist:

Konstantinos N. Papaoikonomou was born in 1983, in Athens, Greece and grew up in Corinth. After the completion of his BSc studies in ‘Building renovation and restoration’ in Technological Institute of Patras he went after his dreams to study Architecture in Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. He completed his undergraduate studies and holds a BA, Bachelor in Architecture and an MArchD in Architectural Design with distinction from Oxford Brookes University. He has worked in architectural practices and as a freelance interior designer. His architectural photography projects have been exhibited under the personal exhibition with title ‘In the seek of Architecture’ (Friends of Art, Corinth), he has taken part in collective architectural exhibitions and has been awarded for his architectural work as well as his work as an architectural photographer. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards for his Research Led Design Dissertation titled: ‘XENIA RELOADED’ | A travelogue in the footsteps of Aris Konstantinidis’. Photography and architectural photography is his passion and expresses his personal view of space that surrounds us. He is using photography as an archive and a way of expression. He has traveled in America and throughout Europe capturing through his lens small and large architectural wonders. Always ‘In the seek of Architecture’...