Dr. Maria Theodorou is currently the Head of Architecture Network in Athens, Greece and adviser on architecture events for the Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004. She received her Ph.D in History and Theory of Architecture from the Architectural Association, her postgraduate diploma on the Study and Restoration of Monuments from the University of Rome in Italy and her architecture degree from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Her activities include: curator in chief, Greek Suspense: Architects-land I, exhibition, Madrid (forthcoming); curator in chief, Athenscape: the Athens 2004 Olympics and the Metabolism of the City, exhibition and talks at the RIBA, London 2003; curator in chief, Athens D.O.E.S., exhibition in Athens 2003; editor, The Athens D.O.E.S. Series (four books), Cultural Olympiad publisher, Athens 2003; technical adviser, Ephemeral Structures, International Architecture Competition (470 entries from 46 countries), Athens 2002-2003; coordinator, New Nomads, exhibition and events in Athens and Thessaloniki 2001-2003; coordinator, Mapping of historical migrations and preservation of their traces within the Mediterranean area, Archimed, EU best practice pilot action 1996-2001. M. Theodorou has been adviser to the Minister of Culture in Greece since 1996 and Council of Europe expert on Cities' Cultural Policy since 2002. She lectures and publishes on architecture theory in Greece and abroad, has been a member of the Archis magazine International Board, (2000-2004), a visiting critic to the Architectural Association, and invited juror to international architecture competitions. Her current work at the Architecture Network focuses on architecture/cultural context interrelation and aims at producing architecture events that critically underscore cultural assumptions.