Carolina Vasilikou

Lecturer in Architecture

Carolina Vasilikou is an architect, researcher and educator, currently working as a lecturer in Architecture at the University of Reading. She holds a MSc in Façade Design and Engineering from the University of Bath and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Kent, were she taught prior to joining Reading. Carolina is also a core member of ‘Urban Transcripts’, a non-profit organisation bringing together research, community participation and urban design. Carolina has led projects on sensory research and well-being in urban spaces, including a Digital Humanities project on sensory mapping and an AHRC-funded community engagement project on sensory navigation in heritage cities. She is active in people-centred design and evidence-based research, has given lectures at the Architectural Association, ENSA Paris-Malaquais, Glasgow School of Arts and is member of the ‘International Association of Urban Climate’ (Thermal Comfort working Group), the CIBSE ‘Intelligent Buildings’ Working Group, the ‘International Ambiances Network’ and ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ inclusivity team at UoR. Carolina explores embodied multisensory perception in relation to space and movement in complex urban environments, with a performative turn through improvisation, mapping & designing-by-making practices. She leads thermal/multi-sensory walks, currently collaborating with UCL DPU Summer Lab and L’Arche London. Carolina is interested in projects about well-being and public participation through innovative practices, exploring sensory heritage and socio-cultural values of architecture and facets of urban activism and community-led practices.