Observing, drawing and creating things with is hands have been an essential part of Christian Kotzamanis’ life for as long as he can remember.
A true architect at heart, Christian has always been interested in social interaction, creative problem solving, and the intersection between art and science. The founder at MEDIUM, he believes architects have to be formalists with an aesthetic point of view, but also free spirited with enough creative freedom to act on anything that is truly inspiring. For him, inspiration is multifaceted; it can be drawn from publications, exhibitions, fellow artists and music, but nothing compares to the feeling of being surrounded by nature. Although nature plays a big role in Christian’s creative process, the architect also thrives in the agitated city environment, “I love that in New York you can be whoever you want.”
Filled with diversity and distinct perspectives, the people in New York are what makes the city so appealing, their curiosity, to exchange ideas and engage with one another in order to create, grow, learn and evolve together. These dynamics are also what attracted Christian to Blender – a movement that grows away from traditional and characterless office environments, and towards a more liberating and innovative workspace.