Stir, Blend, Disrupt: How Architects Think & What Managers Can Learn | Christos Chantzaras
Architecture is not just about buildings and construction, but the way architects think can be applied to many different fields. With their strong visual processing skills and deep understanding of complex systems, architects work at the intersection of data, design, management and behavior. Christos believes that combining design thinking (architecture) with decision thinking (management) can create more interdisciplinary solutions for challenges that cities may face in the future. Christos Chantzaras holds diplomas in both architecture and management, and has embarked on a mission to open the field of architecture for co-creation and innovation. Initially an architect and strategy consultant, he now uses experiences gained from an architecture firm environment to improve interdisciplinary collaboration within the field as a researcher and lecturer at TUM. His initiative and deep-seated belief in expanding traditional architectural thinking and applicability, is supporting the department of architecture to transform its research lab into an Architecture Research Incubator.