residency: OctoberNovember 2020, FebruaryJune 2021

Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga (Germany)

Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga

Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga works between the realms of art, architecture and urban research to explore the possibilities inherent in the intersections between social and physical spaces. Such context specificity finds working manifestation in curation, artistic production and collaborative organization, all of which point to an interest in structure as a dynamic of living and working together.

In 2006 Fotini co-founded PROGRAM initiative for art and architecture collaborations in Berlin, and she was one of the organizers of HomeShop, an artist-run space in Beijing, active from 2008-2013. She was part of the organizing committee of The Public School Berlin (20102015) and A Public Library. Fotini was a grantee at the Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin University of the Arts (20122013) and a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude (20152018).

During her residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Fotini continues her work on Between Acedia and Utopia, a longer-term project exploring the different kinds of sociability afforded by certain spaces, times, and forms. Departing from a series of lectures by Roland Barthes delivered under the title How to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces, this project is looking for the visible and invisible architectures that might sustain alternative forms-of-life combining individuality and community.


  • Curator
    • Marianna Dobkowska


Partner of the residency