Andreas Papallas is a probationary research student at the University of Oxford and a research associate at the Cyprus University of Technology. Andreas’ work looks into practices of social production of space identity and these affect perceptions of spatial justice and belonging among refugees and locals in Cyprus. Andreas’ doctoral studies are supported by scholarships from the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation, the Cyprus State Scholarship and the Youth Board of Cyprus.
Andreas is a trained architect holding an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (with distinction) from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Architecture from the University of Sheffield. His master’s thesis research “Urban Rapprochement Tactics: Stitching Divided Nicosia”, was honoured with the Susan and Geoffrey Twining Egginton Scholarship from Downing College and led to the UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant in 2017. He has presented his work at several conferences including the 2016 AAG Annual Meeting and the 2015 CRASSH Urban Research City Seminar. Following his studies, he has been practicing as an architect in Cyprus and has held various appointments as research and teaching fellow at the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology.
Andreas teaches Design Research Methods at the MSc Interaction Design (idmaster.eu) course as well as co-supervises and guest reviews diploma and studio projects in Architecture. He has worked in various European Funded Research Projects under H2020, Erasmus+ and AMIF schemes involving social change, creative design methods and migration. Most recently, he has received funding as co-investigator through competitive research schemes for two research projects under the subjects of Sustainable Urban Governance and Architecture Training for Conflict Transformation.