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Marina Karamali graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL with a BSc in Architecture in 2008. She also attended a short course on Filmmaking at Central St. Martins. During her studies she theoretically and practically explored the relationship between ‘moving image’ and ‘static building’ by drawing parallels on film and architecture.

She then worked as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant at BETA PLAN Architects and Planners, in Athens, Greece. While there she was involved in a number of different projects, such as the Costa Navarino Hotel Development at Messinia, the Thessaloniki Underground and the Museum of Greek Folk Art in the listed area at the centre of Athens.

She then attended a Masters Degree course in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, where she graduated with a distinction in 2010. Her thesis project focused on the exhibition space of contemporary museum design and proposed an architecture including interactive/responsive conditions for a more experiential and educational visit.

She also completed a Master course in Architecture (RIBA PartII). During the first MArch year she explored the notion of fetish which translated in an architectural proposal in Moscow.

Through her final thesis project she proposed a low-cost and self-build project for the Greek Time-Bank organisation.

After the completion of her studies, Marina collaborated with RARE Architecture, in Paris. She was involved in a housing project at central London and in a sea-side hotel in Thailand.

In September 2012, she participated to an international architectural competition in collaboration with Orfanou-Mavridis Architects. The proposed design for a public park in Latsia-Cyprus received the fourth award.

In November 2012, Marina collaborated with Prokaki Architects, where she was involved in the design and management of exhibition stands for events around Europe.

In August 2013, she joined the DS10 team of the University of Westminster, to built two pavilions (‘Fractal Cult’ and ‘Shipwreck’) at the Burning Man festival, in the Nevada desert.


Exhibitions:

2013 ‘Το Καλοκαίρι μου’ (My Summer) at the Image Gallery, Athens

2013 ‘Latsia Public Park’ at the Latsia Town Hall, Cyprus

2012 ‘Sweet Architecture’ at the Benaki Museum, Athens

2012 University of Westminster end of year Show, London

2011 ‘Shape to Fabrication 4’, London

2010 University of Westminster MAADM exhibition, London

2008 Bartlett School of Architecture end of year Show, London

2007 Bartlett School of Architecture end of year Show, London

2006 Bartlett School of Architecture end of year Show, London