Ismini Gatou was born in Athens. She has studied Communication & Media, Cultural Management and Cultural Informatics. In the past she had professional experience in the cultural management sector through practicing in museums, art exhibitions & cultural events. She has also worked in the communication sector, partner management and production services. Her research interests are also focused in visual communication, graphic design and programming, as well as in theories of urban space and mapping. During the last two years she lives in Mytilene, where she came to attend an MSc in "Cultural Informatics", on a scholarship of the Leventis Foundation.