Kyriaki Fotiadou was born in Thessaloniki and has only recently discovered the exciting world of cultural management. She completed her bachelor studies in History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a master’s degree, from the Uni- versity of Siegen, in the field of Critical Studies of Democ- racy (with a focus on Oral History and Sociology). Her occupation with cultural initiatives offered her the oppor- tunity to direct her academic experiences and passion for History, Sociology and Anthropology in new, creative and socially-oriented ways. She currently explores inno- vative methods of teaching history at schools; aiming for a more personalized approach with an emphasis on local and personal histories. Her professional and voluntary experience in various cultural initiatives and institutions has focused on history, art and education, and has led to her the belief that motivating people to learn history should be a process aligned with raising awareness on democratic values.