TIE Lab Alumna | Dipl. Architect Engineer TUC                               MSc in Architecture candidate |  KTH, Sweden


Mariana Paschidi graduated from the School of Architectural Engineering at the Technical University of Crete (TUC). She is currently attending the Master of Science in Architecture at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Her research interests lie primarily in the human-centered and ergonomic design of spaces which concentrate on meeting and fulfilling the psychological and physiological needs of the people who use them and motivate their users to interact with their surroundings. In particularly, her interest for transformable and responsive architecture began in 2011 with her participation in the Sens[e-Res]ponsive Architecture Workshop at TUC. Since then she has been involved in various projects of TIE Lab. She was actively engaged with the “Intelligent Spacecraft Module” project for which she conducted bibliographical research, took part in the authorship of papers and was part of the design group of the working kinetic models. At the same time, she got involved in “Educational Pla(y)ces” projects by participating in the design and construction of the “Natural Playground” and by contributing in interventions that took place at the 13th Elementary School of Amperia, Crete, Greece. Her work at the TIE Lab has been presented at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2013), in Athens, Greece, at the 64th International Astronautical Conference (IAC 2013), in Beijing, China, at the 65th International Astronautical Conference (IAC 2014), in Toronto, Canada and at the 19th International Play Association Triennial World Conference (IPA 2014), Istanbul, Turkey.