Theano Fotiou is an architect, graduate of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Emeritus Professor, National Technical University of Athens - School pf Architecture, ex Alternate Minister od Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity, member of the Greek Parliament since 2012 till now representing SYRIZA.
She holds a D.E.A./Diplôme d’ Etudes Approfondies from the department of Urban Geography (Géographie Urbaine), Paris X-Nanterre University. She was professor of architectural and urban design in the School of Architecture of NTUA and EU universities: RCA-Royal College of Art Londo, UCL, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning and was external reviewer and partner at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Escuola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona.
She has been a leading researcher in European and Greek programs in the areas of urban design; residential and apartment buildings; rehabilitation and reuse of historical complexes; design for all; and teaching methods for architectural design – she has presented her research in many publications, lectures and conferences.
She holds a large number of architectural awards and distinctions at national and international competitions, such as: Central building of the National Technical Chamber of Greece; Library building of the School pf Philosophy of the University of Athens, School of Philosophy of the University of Crete; Technical University of Crete; New Pedagogic Department, University of Xanthi; Rehabilitation of an Industrial complex in Soufli; Olympic Village of Athens, 2004; New Acropolis Museum in Athens; Technological Parc of Lavrion etc.
She is a Member of the Greek Parliament continuously elected since 2012 till now, representing SYRIZA-PA.
She was Alternate Minister of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity through the whole SYRIZA government period (2015-2019), especially entrusted with social protection and wekfare rsponsibilities.