I live, study and work in London. I enjoy writing stories and poetry, reading history and walking around the city taking photographs.
Since the time of my childhood, when I was organising shadow theatre performances in my birth town Karpenisi, I have embraced a distinctive interest in the arts and culture not as a result of an aesthetic practice but in the broadest sense of culture as a performance and way of social life. Photography, literature and poetry are some of my ways of communicating with others, while both theatre and heritage maintain a high position in the wider interests of mine.
My academic backgrounds lies in the intersection of Social Sciences with Arts and Humanities. In my professional journey as a journalist, leader and consultant for local authorities, government ministries and Christian institutions as well as as a researcher lately, I have remained committed to contributing to organisational change, addressing inequalities and serving socially less advantaged groups and communities in a range of sectors (educational authorities, schools, central and local governance, faith and charitable organisations). Throughout the years, I have honoured my oath I gave the year I was graduated from my first university as a social worker (1999); to treat people with respect and ‘selflessly and vigorously serve peace, democracy and social justice’.
Three years ago, I completed a qualitative research with museum professionals and young people in a local museum in England to problematise the assumptions made about socially disadvantaged people within the cultural and museum policy context in Britain. In parallel to my work, I am currently writing my thesis (a monograph on the youth work of museums) as a Ph.D. Candidate at Goldsmiths University of London.