2023 ARTIST BIOS | Despina Linaraki & Brice Pannetier

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About Despina Linaraki 

Despina Linaraki is a registered Architect in Greece, a PhD researcher, and a lecturer in Architecture, Design, and Technology at Griffith University. Her research interests lie in the symbiosis between Architecture and Ecology, with a particular focus on Climate Change adaptation. Despina’s PhD research involves enhancing the growth of corals and other living organisms to grow living islands in the tropics. She founded the ‘Living Island research lab’ as part of her PhD studies and is also a researcher at SeaCities lab at Griffith University, where they explore urban design solutions for the adaptation of coastal cities to sea-level rise and floods. Despina completed a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York in 2015 and a Master of Architectural Engineering from the Technical University of Crete in Greece in 2013.

About Brice Pannetier 

Brice is a French-Australian Computational Designer, with a Masters degree in Architecture. He is passionate about sustainable and climatic-driven architecture. He teaches Digital & Computational Design subjects in Fabrication, Sustainability, and Urban Design at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Brice started his career as an Architecte Diplomé d’Etat in Paris and moved to Australia in 2014. After seven years as an Associate and Computational Design Lead in a global architecture firm in Brisbane, he started his own studio called Atelier Designa. His studio aims to assist Architects and Builders with Computational design and BIM, including computer applications that support environmental design and BIM processes.

Earlier this year, Despina and Brice co-founded IIIIC Architecture Studio by combining Living Islands research lab and Atelier Designa. IIIIC Architecture Studio is dedicated to developing architectural design projects that respond to Climate Change and people’s needs.

 2023 SWELL ARTWORK – The Radical Materiality of Oystertecture: Emerging Atmospheres

“The Radical Materiality of Oystertecture“ reinventing the boundary – through the innovative use of discarded oyster shells. Variations in thickness and height of the oystertecture are driven by the sun’s direction and height. The art installation enhances the interplay between the user, the structure, and the light. It aims to challenge traditional notions of materiality in art and architecture, push the boundaries of what is possible in design, construction, and sustainability, and inspire new possibilities.


Instagram: @iiiic.architecture.studio @atelierdesigna @living_islands_research_lab

LinkedIn: Despina Linaraki, Brice Pannetier 

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th – 17th September