Aka | ARCHITECTURE KIDS ATHENS is a non-profit architectural center for children and young people in Athens, Greece. Aka curates seminars, lectures, exhibitions and other activities in order to raise awareness of the architectural, urban, infrastructural and natural environment, guides children and young people in becoming active agents in spatial production and researches the relationship between kids and their environment with the ultimate aim of creating spaces that better meet their needs. We believe that architectural education enables creative thinking and acting, enhances personal growth through the development of new sets of skills and cultivates a better understanding of the city in which we live and act as citizens. We intend Aka | ARCHITECTURE KIDS ATHENS to become a creative nucleus within the city with a long lasting legacy of excellence in architectural culture and pedagogy.
Christina Papadimitriou is an architect, archaeologist and architectural historian. She has received her degrees from Princeton University, the Architectural Association, London, the University of Athens and Patras University. She has worked as an archaeologist and as an architect at the Greek Ministry of Culture, participating in excavations and conservation projects. From 2018 to 2021 she was the director of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture. Today she practices as an architect in Greece. Christina has taught architecture and art history at the School of Architecture and the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and is a certified architectural educator.
Co-founder & Director
Marc Britz is an architect, architectural theorist and historian. He has taught architectural design, urban design and architectural theory at the Architectural Association, London, and the School of Architecture at Princeton University and is a certified architectural educator. He is specialized and certified in Urban Design and Modern Media in Architectural Culture. Marc received his degrees from Princeton University, the Architectural Association, London, and Karlsruhe University and has practiced architecture in various offices in Germany and Greece.
Co-founder & Creative Director