Ariadni took her undergraduate degree in History and Archaeology. Volunteering work in regional Museums and a placement in Spain were opportunities for her to recognise weak points in the arts sector, particularly in the communication between society and artistic practice (beyond the enjoyment of visual art). This motivated her to broaden her studies, aiming to help create an alternative future for institutions and assist them in taking a more sociocultural direction. Hence, she continued with her MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies. While co-curating her first exhibition ‘Three Models for Change’ in the UK, she experienced the inherent connection between art and society. This was a turning point in her own curatorial practice. Reminded of the appreciation of her own country and the island of Crete, she further directed her interest in a more activist approach. This perspective is based on the idea of combining examination of environmental, societal and political issues through the provision of various communal activities that can take place outside of museums and gallery spaces. The main objective of these activities is to create ‘contact zones’ aiming for a more coherent society that does not shy away from the struggles of cultural assimilation.