Eleni Axioti

Eleni Axioti is a researcher, writer and designer. She holds a Master (M.A.) in History and Theory of Architecture from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and a  Diploma (MEng.) with honors in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Eleni has practiced as a designer and an engineer (AKT II, Atelier One i.a.) in London and Greece, participating in international projects and competitions since 2008. Her design work has been exhibited in the galleries of RIBA and the AA. Her written and editorial work has been published in various journals and magazines (AA publications, Static, Bidoun, i.a.).

Architecture as an apparatus of governance: (British) architecture from the welfare state to the state of workfare.

Director of Studies: Dr. Marina Lathouri, Supervisor: Dr. Thanos Zartaloudis

The thesis analyses architecture as an apparatus functioning in the practice of government, illustrating the complexity of this process and tracing its operations in a specific milieu – that of the institutional modern architecture produced by and for the British social welfare state (1950s) until its dismantling by the neoliberal policies (1980s). Focusing on three institutional buildings, the research investigates how certain domains of architecture are constituted governable and administrable by precise operations.