Alexandra is an architect (National Technical University of Athens) and cultural manager based in Athens. She has attended an “International Curating Program” at the Node Centre (Berlin) and undertaken the online course Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art at the Valand Academy (Gothenburg University, SE).
Working as an architect in London, for four years, Alexandra led on the design of co-housing projects through participatory processes with the residents. As a collaborator at the artist residency space in Kypseli, Snehta (Athens), she has assisted artists to integrate into the local cultural scene. She has also been a trainee at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (Athens).
Joining the 2019 START fellowship program has empowered her strong motivation for public art interventions and opened up further development for her management skills in the sociocultural sector. Her ambition is to create a sustainable program that redefines the public spaces of Athens through the engagement of local community, and her START project was initiated through education of local youth and their active participation in the design of creative strategies.
Alexandra is excited about how art and education can get people involved in taking ownership of their surroundings to turn them into more interactive environments!