About

Project manager, researcher and facilitator at work.
Life-long learner, activist and open access advocate at heart.

Education

Master’s degree: Political Science and Sociology | Direction: Political Analysis and Political Theory, 2021
Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Master’s thesis: National Museums and Cultural Heritage in Europe: Origins, Transformations and Challenges in the Era of Open Access
Supervisor: Zinovia (Jenny) Lialiouti

Master’s degree: Architecture – Spatial Design | Direction: Urban and Regional Planning, 2008
Faculty of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Bachelor’s degree: Social Policy and Social Anthropology | Direction: Social Anthropology, 2004
Department of Social Policy and Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens, Greece

Other Publications

Articles

24.01.2023
“Creating a Bibliography and a Glossary on Open Culture / Open GLAM”
Final report of the 2022 Working Group: “Open GLAM Resources” of the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform on the Medium Publication of the Creative Commons organisation. Written in collaboration with Jesse Carson and Sandra Soster.

13.06.2022
“Creating an Open Access Digital Collection for Contemporary Art and Local Traditions. The Project ‘ECHO II: Traditions in Transition’”
Dissemination article on the Medium Publication of the OpenGLAM initiative, which presents global perspectives on open access to the cultural heritage in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs).

Projects

Research projects

Affiliated Researcher and Digital Curator | September 2023 – present
Researching the images of Germany in Greece during WWI in cultural activities and materials, as a follow-up independent project within the context of the research project “Images of Germany in Greece During the Great War: Discourses, Perceptions and Propaganda, 1914-1918” led by the Institute for the Study of the Greek-German Relations of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). Curating the project website on the Humanities Commons platform.

Researcher and Digital Curator | November 2022 – June 2023
Participated in the research project “Images of Germany in Greece During the Great War: Discourses, Perceptions and Propaganda, 1914-1918”, led by the Institute for the Study of the Greek-German Relations of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), and co-funded by the German Federal Foreign Office through the German-Greek Future Fund. Reviewed related literature and researched archival sources. Designed, created and curated content for the research project website on the Humanities Commons platform. Established guidelines for the website to continue being enriched with curated content for research and educational purposes. Provided guidance and advocated for opening access to research outputs.

Researcher | December 2005 – December 2007 
Participation in the research project “Intersecting patterns of everyday life and socio-spatial change in the city. Migrant and local women in the neighbourhoods of Athens”, led by the Faculty of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (Greece), in the context of the Pythagoras programme of the Ministry of Education and Religion, financed by EPEAEK. Collection, classification and analysis of qualitative data. Participation in the writing of the final report. Representation of the research team in conferences and discussions. Participation in the organising of events (conferences, workshops and discussions).

Other projects

Member of the Advocacy Toolkit Project of the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform | August – December 2023
Participated in the development of an advocacy skills guide, offering guidance on transversal skills applicable across open fields, including open culture, education, science, etc.

Co-lead of the 2022 Working Group “Open GLAM Resources” of the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform | January 2022 – December 2022
Managed and monitored (a) the co-creation and enrichment of a Zotero bibliography and a Meta-Wiki glossary on Open Culture/GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), and (b) the establishment of workflows for both projects so as to become long-lasting resources for the open community and beyond. Co-authored the final report, and presented the main outputs and takeaways of the working group in a webinar series organised by Creative Commons.

Member of the 2022 Working Group: “Digital Community Heritage” of the Creative Commons Open Culture Platform | January 2022 – December 2022
Participated in the research carried out by the working group to collect and analyze cases of international digital community heritage initiatives, so as to identify best practices and common challenges. (Final report on PubPub; Report summary on Creative Commons Medium publication prepared by working group co-leads: Mariana Ziku and Bettina Fabos).

Contributor in the “Digitising Material Evidence” workshop series of the research project “Participatory Workshops – Co-Designing Standards for Digital Interventions in Holocaust Memory and Education” – thread of the Digital Holocaust Memory Project (University of Sussex, UK) | March – April 2022
Participated in the workshop series so as to co-develop recommendations and guidelines for digitising material evidence of the Holocaust, addressed at a wide range of stakeholders from the tech industry to Holocaust organisations, academic researchers to funding agencies.
Walden, Victoria Grace, and Kate Marrison, et al. (2023) Recommendations for Digitising Material Evidence of the Holocaust. Sussex: REFRAME. DOI: 10.20919/FIOV3702
All recommendation reports for digital interventions in Holocaust memory and education are available here.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

No upcoming talks and conferences.

Past Talks

30.11.2023
“Open Access to Cultural Heritage: Origins, Transformations, and Challenges towards an Equal Participation in Artistic and Cultural Creation”
Lecture at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, University of Western Macedonia.

18.03.2023
“Technological Applications to Cultural Heritage for Promoting Health and Wellbeing”
Presentation in the workshop “Using Technology for Inclusive Educational Activities in the Museum Context” which took place the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.

14.12.2022
“Open GLAM Resources: Creating a Bibliography and a Glossary on Open GLAM”
Presentation [with Jesse Carson and Sandra Soster] in the webinar series organised by Creative Commons to share the outputs and takeaways of the 2022 Open Culture Platform working groups.

26.02.2022
“Creating an Open Access Digital Repository for Contemporary Art and Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Project: ECHO II: Traditions in Transition”
Presentation [with Nikos Pasamitros] in the online roundtable discussion of the Art Pluriverse. A Community Science Series II: Iatrosophia. On Folk Medicine and Phytogeography of the Biennale of Western Balkans.

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