who am i?
I am a designer and researcher with experience in academia, local government, private and voluntary sector. My work focuses on the fields of urban commons, sustainability, urban ecology, strategic and participatory design. I have lived and worked in Athens, Barcelona, Pittsburgh, and currently London. I strive to delve into each context and learn about everyday life in different cultures, communities, cities, and socioeconomic systems.
what am i passionate about?
I am passionate about working collaboratively with others to make the everyday places we live in, better for everyone. Through my work I aspire to make cities a more environmentally regenerative and socially inclusive place to live. I enjoy facilitating co-design and participatory design processes. I believe that combining research and co-design can help communities work together to collectively make decisions for their neighborhoods.
what can i offer?
Due to my cross-sectoral work, I can bring a diverse skillset to any project I work on, from ethnographic research, strategy, urban and participatory design, to communication design, photography, and data visualization. My research skills include interviews, qualitative data analysis, observations, surveys, cultural probes, spatial mapping and analysis (GIS). I enjoy teaching and developing courses about urban development and ecology, sharing and urban commons, as well participatory urban design. In the past, I have taught at the Schools of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and the University of Sheffield.