Phoebe Giannisi

Associate Professor of Architectural Design and Cultural Studies

University of Thessaly

Phoebe Giannisi was born in Athens. She studied Architecture at NTUA in Athens and completed her Ph.D. in Langues, Histoire et Civilisations des Mondes Anciens at the University of Lyon II- Lumière. She is a member of the Urban Void, a group of architects and artists who have organized and performed a series of activities within the urban landscape. She works as an associate professor at the department of architecture at the University of Thessaly.

Giannisi was co-editor and writer for the literary journal Black Museum (Mavro Mouseio). Her poetry and prose have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. She has had five books of poetry published: Sea Urchins (Athens, 1995), Ramazan (Athens, 1997), Loops (Nefeli, 2005), Homerica (Kedros, 2009), Cicada (Gavriilidis, 2013). She has translated ancient lyric poetry as well as poetry by Gerhard Falkner, Barbara Koehler, Gregor Laschen, Jesper Svenbro, André Pieyre de Mandiargues. She has written many essays on ancient Greek poetry, lyric poetry, and also on poetics and its relationship to urban and natural landscape. Lately, recitation done in situ as performance and recording have become part of her poetic activity. She is a member of the editors board of FRMK, a biannual journal on poetry, poetics, and visual arts.