Constantina Kalfa

Adjunct Lecturer of Architectural History, Department of Theory &History of Art, Athens School of Fine Arts.

Title of research proposal: “HOMELANDS – The Architecture of Homemaking in Greece, Turkey and Israel-Palestine during the Era of Economic Expansion (1945-1975)”


Constantina Kalfa received her diploma and PhD from the School of Architecture, NTUA. Her current research revolves around the study of architecture in the realm of postwar modernization and development, with a particular focus on informal housing practices and how these are intertwined with multiple types of politics and social conflicts. She has published at JSAH, Rethinking Marxism and Architecture and Culture and contributed with a chapter in Aggregate’s Architecture in Development (Routledge, 2022). In 2019, she authored the book Self-sheltering Now! The Invisible Side of American Aid to Greece [in Greek] (Athens: Futura). She is guest editor of ABE Journal 20 special issue (2022) with Stavros Alifragkis and Panayiotis Tournikiotis.





  • Κάλφα, Κ (υπό δημοσίευση-2023) «O John F.C. Turner και τα ελληνικά αυθαίρετα (1965-1975)». Στο Δ Λαλάκη, Χ Μάης (επιμ.) Ο πόλεμος των ιδεών. Ο πολιτιστικός Ψυχρός Πόλεμος και η κατασκευή της φιλελεύθερης δημοκρατίας στην Ελλάδα. Αθήνα: Ψηφίδες
  • Kalfa, K, S Alifragkis (υπό έκδοση-2023) «Atelier 66 and the Athenian polykatoikìa: Power, control and agency agendas in and the 1960s-1980s Greek commercialised housing market». Στο G Caramellino και F De Pieri (επιμ.), Re-framing architectural history through housing. Housing histories as a methodological observatory
  • Κalfa, Κ, S Alifragkis και P Τournikiotis (2022) Small-scale building enterprise and global homeownership in the age of economic expansion. Στο ABE Journal – Architecture Beyond Europe 20,
  • Κalfa, Κ (2022) «Antiparochì and (its) architects: Greek architectures in failure». Στο Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative (επιμ.) Architecture in Development: Systems and the emergence of the Global South, 401–415. Νέα Υόρκη: Routledge, DOI: 10.4324/9781003193654-27
  • Kalfa, K, L Theodosis (2022) «Dealing with the commonplace: Constantinos A. Doxiadis and the Zygos Technical Company», ABE Journal – Architecture Beyond Europe 20, DOI :
  • Kalfa, K (2021) «‘Giving to the world a demonstration’: U.S. housing aid to Greece, 1947–51», Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 80:3, 305–321, ISSN 0037-9808
  • Κalfa, Κ, M Papavasileiou (2021) «La maison de Iannis Xenakis pour François-Bernard Mâche à Amorgos: une réalisation par correspondance». Στο L Arnoux-Farnoux (επιμ.) Le double voyage, Paris-Athènes (1945‐1975), 125–139. Aθήνα: École Française d’Athènes, ISBN 978-2-86958-554-6
  • Κάλφα, Κ (2020) «Προς μια εναλλακτική ιστοριογραφία της νεοελληνικής αρχιτεκτονικής (1945-1967)», PIXELS@humanities 1, DOI:
  • Κάλφα, Κ (2019) Αυτοστέγαση, τώρα! Η αθέατη πλευρά της αμερικανικής βοήθειας στην Ελλάδα. Αθήνα: Futura, ISBN 978–960–9489–90–4
  • Kalfa, K (2015) «Where the spell is chanted (fallacies of contemporary architectural discourses)», Architecture and Culture: Into the hidden abode, architecture and production 3 (3): 315–325, DOI: 10.1080/20507828.2015.1082055
  • Kalfa, K (2014) «On creatively destructing». Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society 26 (4): 581-591, DOI: 10.1080/08935696.2014.947764