Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer, curator and scholar, living in New York. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Master of Science program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kallipoliti is the editor of “EcoRedux: Design Remedies for an Ailing Planet” (Architectural Design, 2011) and the author of “The Architecture of Closed Worlds, Or, What is the Power of Shit” (Lars Muller, 2018), as well as the “History of Ecological Design” for Oxford English Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Her work has been exhibited in a number of international venues including the Venice Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Shenzhen Biennial, the Royal Academy of British Architects and the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. Kallipoliti is the recipient of an honor at the 14th Webby Awards, grants from the Graham Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts, an Honorable Mention at the Shenzhen Biennial, a Fulbright scholarship, and the ACSA annual award for Creative Achievement. She has taught at Columbia University GSAPP, Pratt Institute, Syracuse University and the Cooper Union and holds degrees from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Dipl. Arch-Eng.), MIT (SMArchS) and Princeton University (PhD).