Zenovia Toloudi DDes '11
Zenovia Toloudi is an architect, artist, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at Studio Art, Dartmouth College, NH. In her work she critically views the contemporary alienation of humans from nature, and she addresses sociability questions that deal with cohabitation, inclusion, and participation in public space, by inventing spatial typologies and by experimenting with digital, physical, and organic media. As founder of Studio Z, a creative research practice on art, architecture and urbanism, Zenovia has exhibited internationally, including the Biennale in Venice, the Center for Architecture, the Athens Byzantine Museum, the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, GR). She has won commissions from Illuminus Boston, The Lab at Harvard, and the Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth, NH. Zenovia’s work is part of permanent collections at the Aristotle University (AUTh), and the Contemporary Art Center Thrace.
Zenovia has been invited to lecture at the New England College of Optometry, the International Symposium for Electronic Arts, the MIT Media Lab, the MIT Museum, the Aga Khan Symposium, the AIAS Forum, and the International Making Cities Livable Conference. She also published essays in Routledge, Technoetic Arts, the MAS Context and Organs Everywhere. Zenovia’s recent analysis on the 21st century public space crisis, published by The Conversation, was also featured by The Aspen Institute.
In several occasions Zenovia’s work has been internationally acknowledged by the press in various magazines and publications including the Artdaily and the Artnews. She has been interviewed by BYU Radio, Delta TV, Vimagazino, and numerous times by The Dartmouth newspaper. Zenovia is the recipient of The Class of 1962 Faculty Fellowship at Dartmouth. She has been a Public Voices Fellow, a Research Fellow at Art, Culture, and Technology Program at MIT, and a Fulbright Fellow. In 2011, Zenovia obtained her PhD (Doctor of Design) from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology (2006), after graduating in Architectural Engineering (2003), from the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.