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cultural geography, ethnography/fieldwork, urban critical theory, cultural landscapes and memory, post-industrial ruins and decay, politics of public space, site-specificity in public art, co-creativity and peer-to-peer practices, digital space, cognitive capitalism.

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I am Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography and Theory at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh. My research is transdisciplinary focusing on spatial justice, commoning practices, collaborative networks, feminist methodologies, decolonial epistemologies and ethnography. 

I have been involved in international research projects funded by the EU and UK Research Councils. I was Co-Investigator at the EU-funded (HERA JRP) project "Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice". Through my ethnographic fieldwork, I looked at how creative networked communities form within transnational and transcultural contexts in a globalised and distributed communications environment. I was also Principal Investigator in the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project "Creation and Publication of the Digital Manual: authority, authorship and voice".

My ethnographic research looks at commoning practices in emerging collaborative networks such as of independent art organisations, solidarity economy initiatives, translocal migrants and activists. For the last ten years, I collaborate with art organisations in Colombia and most recently, in the African continent to understand commons from a decolonial perspective and look at commoning practices within artistic forms while understanding the specificities of the commons rooted in various socio-cultural and geographical contexts.  This project (Power to the Commons!) is funded by DOEN Stiftung and Prince Claus Foundation (Netherlands) and has been presented in Documenta15 in Kassel (7-11 July 2022). Since 2022, I participate in the research collective "Decolonising the City (DtC)". Our first research project “Decolonising the City: co-designing a participatory arts-based research toolkit with African descent communities in Athens, Greece” (2022-2023) was funded by Urban Studies Foundation and the Independent Social Research Foundation in the UK. We currently work on a new project "Decolonising Urban Citizenship: co-producing a documentary film with African street artists in Athens" awarded an AHRC Impact Acceleration Grant via the University of Birmingham.

I was a member of the Management Commitee of the EU funded COST Action project: From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy which run from March 2017 to September 2021, bringing together participants from 25 European countries. Currently, I participate as a an MCM in the new COST Action Toolkit of Care (TOC) (2022 - 2026).

I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on landscape theory, cultural geography and qualitative research methods and supervise PhD students. I am the Programme Director of the new MSc Architecture, Landscape and Environment.




Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Durham University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Bachelor of Arts, Deree - American College of Greece

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994


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  • Future Cities
  • Cultural Heritage


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