Kiriaki Tsoukala studied architecture in the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Engineering - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the School of Architecture of the University of Geneva (Dipl. Architect E.A.U.G. 1978). She continued her postgraduate studies in the University of Paris V-Sorbonne (Sciences Sociales et Psychologiques, D.E.A. 1986) and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales-Paris (Histoire et Civilisations, D.E.A. 1987). She received the title of doctorate of Social Sciences in 1990 (Nouveau Doctorat en Sciences Sociales et Psychologiques-Universite Bordeau II) as well as the title of doctorate of Urban Geography in 1999 from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She has the post doctoral academic title Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from the University of Paris X-Nanterre in the Organisation of Space (2005).
She taught as a visiting professor in the Postgraduate department of the Urban Geography Studio of the University Paris X-Nanterre in 1992, in the School of Architecture of the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, U.S.A) in 1995 and in the Bartlett School of Architecture of UCL (London) in 2007. She is also a member of “Psychosociologie de l’espace” which operates in the frame of the University of Paris X-Nanterre and the National Research Center of Paris (CNRS). As a member, she has participated as a professor from 1995 in the postgraduate program’s seminars with studies in “Psychologie de l’environment” of U.F.R des Sciences Psychologiques of the University of Paris X-Nanterre.
In the School of Architecture of AUTH, she teaches “Theory of Architecture”, “Sociology and Psychology of Space” and “Architectural Design”. Also, she teaches “Social Psychology of Space” in the postgraduate program “Landscape Architecture” of the School of Architecture of AUTH.
She has published over 100 articles in scientific and architectural journals and books, with the main topic being the link between architecture and the Humane Sciences and Philosophy, places of the upbringing of children and youth, the affiliation between the child-urban spaces, and the theories of Socio-Psychology of Space. She has written the books,”Trends in School Architecture-From the child centered functionality to the postmodern approach” (Paratiritis, 1997), “L’image de la ville chez l’enfant”(Anthropos-Economic, 2001), “Les territoires urbaines de l’enfant” (L’Harmattan, 2007), “Child urban territories. Architecture and cognitive representations” (Gutenberg, 2005), “Urbanisation and Identity” (Epikentro, 2009) and “Contemporary architecture of learning spaces” (Epikentro, 2014). She has translated the book “Le sens de l’Espace. L’Epoque et le Lieu” (by P. Pellegrino, Gutenberg, 2005) and she has been involved with the edition of books (in Greece, France and Great Britain), journals issues (ELSA and Cahiers Pierre Belon) and proceedings of conferences.
She is also member of editorial and scientific committees of International Journals (ELSA–Environment, Land, Society: Architectonics and International Critical Thought). She is President of ICAR-International Council for Architectural Research.
Email : ktsouka@arch. auth.gr