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Dr., Lava Riva, Architect Eng., NTUA

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Riva Lava is a licensed architect and engineer (National Technical University of Athens, Cooper Union New York) with a PhD in Architecture (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), presently teaching the MA course ‘Art and Architecture in the Black Sea’ at the International Hellenic University and architectural design at the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly.
She has lived and worked in Athens and New York City. She has taught architectural and urban design at the Pratt Institute, New York (1997-1998) and communication at the Nafplion Fine Arts School of the University of the Peloponnese (2005-2009). While in New York (1990-2000) she published numerous articles featuring prominent Diaspora Greeks.
She has participated in heritage research programs for the preservation of Greek art and architecture and has been editor of the university textbook ‘Issues of Cultural Heritage’ (2010). She has participated at the “Architecture as Icon” project of the Princeton University.
Mrs Lava has published numerous articles on architecture and has produced a series of shows for Greek Public Television (ERT) featuring urban aspects of Athens. She has worked as a special advisor to the public order ministry on the problems caused in the historical center of Athens by heavy migrant inflows (2010).

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