Meni Kourmpeti was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. She received her Bachelor and Master´s degree in architecture from the University of Thessaly in 2009. After her graduation, she worked as a junior architect in various architecture offices in Thessaloniki and also as part of the design team of the European Research Program ‘Prospelasis’.
During her first steps as an architect, she participated in various competitions and installations related to recycling design, mainly producing work out of reclaimed materials, which has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Greece.
Exploring the boundaries between architecture and scenography she moved to London to continue her studies with a second Master degree in MA Scenography at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
She continued exhibiting her art work in London, participating in exhibitions at the V&A museum and the Clerkenwell design week.
As a scenographer she worked at London Fashion Week for three continuous seasons (AW13|14, SS14, AW14) for Liz Black.
During her years in London she also practiced tutoring as a visiting lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
In 2014 she developed a personal research project “BODYreFORMation”, which she exhibited and presented at the Edge Hill University during the “Critical Costume” conference which has also been published at the Scene issue in 2015.
Since 2014 she continues her practice in Greece, where in 2016 she co-founded the architecture studio ‘Normless’ mainly focusing on architectural projects.