Spatial Design
and Artefact Research Unit


Main thematic areas
Politics and Poetics of Space, Memory, Identity, Space, Place and Artefact, Interactive Design
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The Spatial Design and Artefact Research Unit is a newly formed research team, the members of which selectively have an important and extensive research experience in the research below:

  • Politics and Poetics of Space: Exploring Cultural Heritage in a contemporary urban context and the cultural, sociopolitical and economic implications and consequences of such experiments.
  • Memory, Identity, Space, Place and Artefact: Communicating the space and the object and experimenting with scenographic and museographic approaches in redefining a sense of place.
  • Interactive Design: Interpretation of the urban space in a contemporary perspective through immersive and reactive experiences. Exploring the interaction of artistic interventions in public spaces and their impact on social and political constructions. The operation of space and its artefacts as a means of encounter and communication.
PositionNameDepartmentResearch Domain
Lead researcher Dr Anna Merry Economou Arts & Communication Interactive Design
Unit Member Mr Constantinos Kounnis Arts & Communication Memory, Identity, Space, Place and Artefact
Start YearProject TitleLead Partner/ AssigneeFunding fromProject Website
2020 eUMaP - Utilities Management Platform for the case of Quarantine and Lockdown Frederick University (SERG) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) (RISE) N/A
2020 Blue Limassol - Safety/ Environmental Risk Assessment Study Frederick University (DoMC) Limassol Municipality N/A
2020 Urban Periscope - Portal for hERItage buildingS integration into the COntemPorary built Environment The Cyprus Institute Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus N/A
2019 PUAT in multiple disciplines to address Sustainable Development Goals Frederick University (Prof. Makrakis) Erasmus+ / European Union