Course Director BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design have been a crucial part of Korina's life the last 15 years. Although a practicing architect since 2010 (ARB part 3 registered), her belief that education is the strongest and most tangible way to achieve a difference in society, led her to become an educator in 2012 while continuing to work at architectural practices and personal projects. Since then, Korina has had the opportunity to work in a variety of higher education institutions holding different academic positions (lecturer, senior lecturer, programme director).
Korina's teaching methodology and pedagogy approach utilises a variety of systems and learning activities. She believe in ‘’thinkers’’ rather than ‘imitators’ and through her teaching and lecturing she is able to communicate this to the students, inspiring them to achieve their best, have a positive and curious approach towards architecture and the role of an architect within society. Korina take pride in her ability to help students achieve innovative design solutions, building up a high employability profile which has been highly praised by external examiners and professionals. Consequently she feel that she can effectively support and guide the students on their investigation and development of design proposals (concept to completion) through the making, testing and prototyping of ideas, all set within a deeper analysis of democratic, political, social and technological context.
Personal interests include technology, augments, virtual and mix media realities. Korina's research into issues such as post humanism, ‘new era’ communications, re-conceptualization of space (physical and digital), materiality, active/reactive/interactive architecture effectively feed-in to discussions with students giving support to their theoretical investigations. Practical and technical requirements for the completion of the project is supported through my knowledge and experience as a practicing architect. She would thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to work towards gaining a PHD.