Studio Kornelia Dimitrova
Studio Kornelia Dimitrova offers spatial and investigative design, ranging from the elaboration of speculative future scenarios to algorithm-based spatial experiences.
The Studio’s projects stay focused on the productive and innovative quality of the final design, by combining extensive knowledge in research and architecture. The designs generate a broader impact on society by generating data, acting as a decision-making tool, or simply to educate the public on topics which are too complex.
In order to tackle the uncertainties of our future, we need to create productive architectures, which help our societies envision more desirable, shared and inclusive futures. This is why the Studio’s projects are always research-based, critical and collaborative, involving stakeholders and experts alike, and connecting both to the local and the global scale.
Kornelia Dimitrova (1990) is an architectural designer, researcher and lecturer based in Eindhoven (NL). Currently, she is a design researcher at TU Eindhoven, where she is developing a set of speculative architectural scenarios for the future development of GGze De Grote Beek in Eindhoven, one of the five largest mental health institutions in The Netherlands. She graduated in Architecture at TU Eindhoven in 2015 with the project Envisioning the Anthropocene, which was nominated for Archiprix NL and Archiprix Int’l.
Apart from her academic commitments, she is co-founder of Foundation We Are, a creative agency that brings design thinking into the practices of lawyers and human rights defenders.
Since January 2020, she is a member of the editorial board of the OASE architecture journal.
In 2015-18, she taught at the Architectural History and Theory chair of Christoph Grafe, at Bergische Universität Wuppertal. Since then, she has taught Architecture Theory and Design at Fontys Academy in Tilburg, as well as Architecture Criticism at TU Eindhoven.