Spiros Papadopoulos is Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Greece, where he served as Chair from 2014 to 2016. He holds a PhD from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAΜ, 1997) and a Diploma of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, 1991). He is the principal of Athens-based Spiros Papadopoulos Studio since 1999.
Since 2000 he teaches Architectural design and Time Based Media at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly. Since 1998 he teaches in the Inter-Departmental Programme of Postgraduate Studies (N.T.U.A, School of Architecture) specializing on the subject of “Contemporary Communication Media and Spatial Representations” and since 2005, he teaches at the Joint MA programme of the National and Kapodistrian University (UOA) “Information and Communication Technologies for Education”.
He was Invited Professor, School of Architecture, University Camilo Jose Cela, Madrid, (2010-12), and Visiting Professor, School of Architecture, University of Cordoba, Argentina (2012), School of Architecture of Madrid ( 2009-2010), University of Alcalá, Madrid, (2009-2010), University Iberoamericana, Mexico (2009).
He has given also several invited lectures at Universities and art and scientific events in Greece and abroad (indicatively: XV Bienal International de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, Università degli studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico DF, Universidad La Salle, Mexico DF, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Universidad S.E.K., Segovia, Universitat International de Catalunya, Barcelona).
He is the Director of the Laboratory of Environmental Communication and Audiovisual Documentation (LECAD-EPEOT) of the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly. Since 2010 he is the scientific coordinator for the think-tank project “EscapeLab” (Laboratory of Multimodal Design and Research on Hybrid Environments).
He is actively involved with audiovisual media and multimodal design in the fields of architecture and visual arts researching the interdisciplinary interaction among contemporary urban design issues and new technology. His work was presented at several conferences, exhibitions and documentary festivals. He was the scientific coordinator and the director of the television program “Metalocus”, dealt with the contemporary perception of visual arts and urban culture (Channel Seven, 2000). Since 1999 he has been the co-editor of the international journal “Metalocus”, which has been awarded for the dissemination of architecture.