Areti Markopoulou is a Greek architect, educator and urban technologist working on the intersection between architecture and digital technologies. She is currently the Academic Director at IAAC in Barcelona, one of the leading international platforms for education. Areti is also co-editor of the Urban Next, and co-founder of StudioP52, a collective arts & tech gallery. Her research and practice design explores new architectural models that incorporate the application of ICTs, Material Intelligence and Fabrication. She has been developing urban projects and guidelines with the City Council of Barcelona and the Municipal Institute of Information. She is currently a PhD candidate in the UPC, researching the topic of Responsive Environments and Smart Cities.