Research Team

Myrto Tsilimpounidi is a social researcher and photographer. Her research focuses on the interface between urbanism, culture, and innovative methodologies. She is the author of Reproducing Refugees: Photographia of a Crisis (Roman & Littlefield, 2020); Sociology of Crisis: Visualising Urban Austerity (Routledge, 2017); and the editor of Street Art & Graffiti: Reading, Writing & Representing the City (Routledge, 2017). Myrto is the co-director of the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research in Athens, Greece.

Naya Tselepi, is a PhD and researcher in Human Geographer, living and working between Thessaloniki and Lesvos island, Greece. Her main areas of research include: mappings, the commons, borders and mobilities, biopolitics and control, collaborative governance and ‘assemblages’. She is an Adjunct Professor in Social and Solidarity Economy of the Hellenic Open University and a certified facilitator and trainer in Sociocracy Methodology. She has worked in various NGOs in the field of vulnerable group of people as Researcher and Project Coordinator. She is also a member of the Invisible Cities Research Group. Naya has been an activist in collectives and networks of solidarity, in neighborhood assemblies as well as groups of dance, corporal theatre and performances.

Orestis Pangalos PhD, is an artist, architect and researcher living in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is currently teaching Art, History of Art, Visual and Cultural studies courses at the ‘Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program on Advanced Computer and Communication Systems’, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as at the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program ‘Semiotics, Culture and Communication’. He is regularly teaching lessons in numerous postgraduate and undergraduate courses on matters of space, culture, commons, media and communication. His activities include book and magazine publications, installations in exhibitions and in public space, music videos, and participation in various collective works and projects. He is the co-editor of the ‘History of Graffiti in Greece’ book series.

Christy Petropoulou is Assistant Professor of Urban Geography, member of Invisible Cities Research Group and Director of Urban Geography and Planning Laboratory in Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece. She is Dr. of ULP Strasbourg I, France. She has participated in researches and has given lectures in Greece, France, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentine, Bolivia and Canada about anticolonial critical geography, socio-spatial segregations and urban eco-landscapes, migrations, right to the city and commons, urban-regional social movements and poetics of new worlds. She has published books and articles in English, French, Spanish, and Greek. She is a poet, artist and activist.