Elli Roma - Athanasiadou
Elli is an urban planner and researcher who lives in Thessaloniki. Having studied urban planning and regional development and having a master’s degree in cartography, Elli explores the social and structural aspects that form public space through her interdisciplinary academic background.
She has five years of experience engaging in projects regarding urban planning, which she acquired while working in technical companies and preparing bachelor’s and master’s assignments. She has also, engaged herself in placemaking workshops and deepened her knowledge in the do-it-yourself culture. Her volunteering work in Imagine Thessaloniki 2014 and in Open House Thessaloniki 2016 were key factors for further pursuing a career in urban social-culture.
Elli is particularly interested in place identity, placemaking and participatory planning. Convinced that the use of public space is indicative of the societal and cultural structure, she is committed to make it approachable, inclusive and hospitable.