Emmanouil is a co-founder (2017) and program manager at the LUDD cooperative in Athens, Greece; an independent institution that promotes open design and fabrication and explores links between the commons, technological development, sustainable practices and the visual arts. As a graduate industrial engineer (NTUA, Athens) he has conducted research on digital fabrication systems and virtual reality technologies (NTUA & UPC, Barcelona).
During his seven-year residency in Berlin, his professional experience extended to the areas of project management, service and product design, system and software development in diversified sectors. Pursuing additional studies in cinematography at the self-organized school FilmArche (Berlin), was a memorable escape from corporate shackles; his interdisciplinary background together with his civic engagement in political groups and open knowledge-sharing communities, prompted him to devote his energy and skills to developing solutions for social change and a more inclusive future.
Emmanouil’s latest initiative aspires to connect citizen participation with urban and knowledge commons inside our social and economic contemporary hosting environments. This is part of his 2019 START fellowship, which he sees as invaluable for forging collaborations and acquiring new experiences in the sociocultural sector.