Nikos Katsikis is an architect and urbanist, and a Doctor of Design Candidate (DDeS) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), in Cambridge, MA, USA.
His dissertation research, From Hinterland to Hinterglobe, seeks to contribute to an expanded understanding of the sociometabolic relations between geographical agglomerations and their operational landscapes.
At the Harvard GSD, he has also been Research Associate in the New Geographies Lab and the Urban Theory Lab since their foundation, and has organized conferences on Urban Metabolism (2014), Regionalism and the Mediterranean (2013) and the Limits of the Urban (2012).
Nikos Katsikis previously worked as a Teaching Fellow and Research Associate at the Harvard GSD and the National Technical University Athens, Greece. He has also instructed studios at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, the Netherlands.
He is a registered architect in Greece (2006), practicing architecture and urban design as an individual and as an associate architect. He holds a Professional degree in Architecture with highest distinction (2006) and a Master of Science in Architecture & Spatial Design (2009) from the National Technical University Athens.
He has been on the editorial board of New Geographies journal and co-editor of New Geographies 06: Grounding Metabolism (Harvard University Press, 2014) since 2012.
Nikos Katsikis was a workshop expert on mapping planetary urbanization at the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction dedicated to “Infrastructure Space” held April 7-9, 2016 in Detroit, USA.