Nikos Katsikis

Nikos Katsikis is an Assistant Professor of Urban Design at TU Delft

Nikos works at the intersection of urbanization theory, territorial design, and geospatial analysis. His research seeks to contribute to a geographical understanding of the socio-metabolic relations between cities and their “operational landscapes:” non-city landscapes of primary production, circulation and waste disposal that support urban life.

He holds graduate degrees in Architecture and Spatial Design from the National Technical University of Athens (2006, 2008) and a Doctor of Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2016).

Before joining TU Delft, Nikos was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg (LU), and Research Tutor at the Royal College of Arts (UK). At Harvard GSD he was lecturer at the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and research and teaching associate at New Geographies Lab and Urban Theory Lab, where he also served on the editorial board of the New Geographies journal.

Nikos is co-editor of New Geographies 06: Grounding Metabolism, and the volume Positions on Emancipation, as well as co-author of the book Manhattan: Grid for Ordering an Island. His recent work includes contributions in Anthropocene Review, Architectural Design (AD), Technospheres, Harvard Design Magazine, New Geographies and MONU; book chapters in Implosions / Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (ed. Neil Brenner); Doing Global Urban Research (ed. Michael Hoyler); The Horizontal Metropolis (ed. Paola Vigano); and the forthcoming book (with N. Brenner), Is the world urban? Towards a Critique of Geospatial Ideology.