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Marina Naki

2019/20 Athens

Marina studied for her Master in Architecture degree at NTUA (GR). She strongly believes in the power of hands-on work and has participated in various workshops and projects, including: building with natural materials, restoration of old structures and interpretation of cultural heritage. As part of her thesis, she organised a series of workshops for about 200 children, 6 to 12 years old, as well as a project with the School of Fine Arts.

Through her ongoing work with children (also as a team leader in summer camps) Marina believes that triggering children’s creativity and cultivating new skills is of crucial importance. In her project, Building Seeds (part of the START sociocultural program), Marina combines building workshops for children and traditional architecture as a way to work towards sustainable communities. Also as part of START, Marina took her placement with CGE Erfurt e.V. (DE) as an excellent opportunity to improve her organisation skills and collaborate with innovative individuals.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Sep - Nov

Project Title

Building Seeds

BUILDING SEEDS will be an ongoing project for children 6-12 yo living in Korthi, on the island of Andros, during which the participants using traditional architecture and techniques will learn to work together, develop new skills, express their opinion on public space, widen their perspectives and motivate local community to participate actively to the project.

Host Institution

Culture Goes Europe

Culture Goes Europe / Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V. is a non-profit, non-governmental organization; it is based in Erfurt and founded in 2005. It is led by young professionals who design, implement and coordinate local and international youth projects in the field of non-formal education, social and cultural projects. The aim of our organization is to actively promote cultural and social diversity among young people and, with their help, to create projects and initiatives in which they can be involved as organizers and participants.

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