Zenovia Toloudi

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Architecture

  • Doctor of Design (D.Des)

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Intl Associate

  • Boston Society of Architects (BSA) member

  • Harvard GSD Alumni Council member

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Zenovia Toloudi, D.Des., is an architect, artist and Associate Professor of Architecure (with tenure) at Studio Art, Dartmouth College. Her work, situated at the intersection of art and architecture, addresses the increasing disconnection of people from nature and from each other and suggests alternatives to restore lost connections. Using digital and organic media, Zenovia proposes innovative architectures that promote inclusion of, and interaction with human participants. Her work asks how installations, typically conceived as short-lived interventions, affect established traditions and norms, and how proposed paradigms trigger new and unexpected activities. Zenovia has exhibited art installations in 30+ exhibitions in the US and Europe in venues such as the Biennale in Venice, the Center for Architecture in New York, the Athens Byzantine Museum, Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, and the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, and she won commissions from Illuminus Boston, and The Lab at Harvard. Her work belongs to permanent collections at Aristotle University and the Thracian Pinacotheca. In addition, Zenovia has authored more than 20 academic articles and book chapters that focused on art and architecture installations in publications such as The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, Technoetic Arts Journal of Speculative Research, Palgrave Macmillan's Ludics—Play as Humanistic Inquiry edited volume, and MAS Context's issue on the Ordinary. Research Fellow at Art, Culture, and Technology Program at MIT, and a Fulbright Fellow, Zenovia received her doctorate from Harvard's GSD, a M.Arch. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a diploma in Architectural Engineering from Aristotle University. Raised at a periphery of Greece, Zenovia works in the Mediterranean and in North America and her fascination with borders is reflected in art that ranges in reference and material across the boundaries of biology, society, and technology.

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HB 6081


Studio Art


  • D Des (2011) Harvard University, Graduate School Design
  • M Arch (2006) Illinois Institute Technology, College of Architecture
  • Dipl Arch Eng (2003) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Polytechnic School
  • Erasmus Exchange Program, Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture

Selected Publications

  • Toloudi, Z. Technoutopias exhibition catalogue, Dartmouth College, 2019

  • Toloudi, Z. Technoecologies: The Interplay of Space and its Perception, Ludics: Toys, Games and Play from Antiquity to Present, ed. Vassiliki Rapti and Eric Gordon (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2021) p. 95-123 LINK (book chapter)

  • Toloudi, Z. Architecture and Living Matter(s): From Art/Architectural Installations to Metabolic Aesthetics, The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, ed. Charissa Terranova and Meredith Tromble (Routledge Press, 2016) p. 197-217 LINK (book chapter)

  • Toloudi, Z. Building a Language on the Interrogative Form, Interrogative Design, ed. Ian Wojtowicz, MIT Press (forthcoming)

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Selected Works & Activities


Architectures of Hiding, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (public space), 2021

Times Structures, Milis, Sardinia (public space), 2021

Technoutopias, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (solo) 2019

Tomorrows. Urban Fictions for Possible Futures, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France, 2019

metamaquettes: Between the Lab and the Site, McCormick gallery, Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA (solo) 2018

Technoecologies, Design Building Gallery, UMass Amherst , Amherst, MA (solo) 2018

Future of History. A Group Exhibition of Art and Technology, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA, 2018

Dartmouth Influence, Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT, 2018

Technoecologies, Storrs Gallery, UNCC, Charlotte, NC (solo), 2018

A Temporary Museum of Ideas in the Making, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (curatorial), 2018

Tomorrows, Diplareios School (Onassis Cultural Centre/Stegi), Athens, Greece, 2017 

Speak! Listen! Act!, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (also curatorial) 2016

Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College (art collection) 2016   

Illuminus Boston, HUBweek, Fenway, Boston, MA (public space) 2015

Optotopia, New College of Optometry (NECO), Boston, MA (solo) 2015       

metamaquette, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (solo)

MC Redux, Thessaloniki, Greece
, 2014

Designing for Free Speech, Theatrum Mundi, AIA New York, Center for Architecture, New York, NY
, 2014

Threcian Pinacotheca, Alexandroupolis, Greece (art collection) 2014

Industry Lab, Cambridge, MA (solo) 2013

Stata Building, MIT, Cambridge, MA (public space)
, 2012

Garden Lab, Brant Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA, 2012

Made in Greece Plus, Museum of Science, Boston, MA (curatorial) 2012

Made in Greece, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA (curatorial) 2011

13.3 Percent, Los Angeles, CA
, 2010

The Lab at Harvard 2010/11 Opening Celebration, Cambridge, MA, 2010

Artrages: Surrealestate Exhibition, East Boston, MA

SWANDAY 2010 [Support Women Artists Now], Cambridge, MA, 2010

Video Art Festival Miden 2009: Urban [R]evolutions, Kalamata, Greece, 2009

Un-built, The Athens Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, Greece, 2008

1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art: Other places, Thessaloniki, Greece
arch.city.art, Chicago, IL, 2007

Venice Biennale 2006: Cities. Architecture & Society, Venice, Italy, 2006

Vagabond: Art in Action, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2004

Amour Amour: Oktana, the utopian city, Technopolis – Gazi, Athens, Greece, 2001

Big Torino 2000, Biennale Arte Emergente, Torino, Italy
Aristotle, 2000

University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (public space), 2000