Alexandros lives in Messolonghi, a small town in Western Greece. He recently graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Greece, where he studied economics. He currently works as a freelance photographer in his hometown, while at the same time participating in different local citizens’ initiatives that aim to change the city and protect the natural environment.
Alexandros is a young person who has returned to his hometown and wants to stay and work there despite the crisis and the difficulties. He believes in achieving change through participatory processes and this is what he aims to achieve with “Messolonghi by Locals”; his project about mapping and disseminating the culture of Messolonghi through a physical and digital “info hub”. Keen to make the most of his experience at Nellie Nashoru in Lorrach (as part of the START Fellowship Program in 2018) he aims to utilise the “know how” gained from his work with this German institution and put the new methods of sociocultural management learned there into practice in a different context, in Greece.