Michalina is a civil engineer based in Thessaloniki. She has a strong interest in sustainability and creativity and tries to combine these with engineering. She holds an MSc in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering and has worked both in academia and the construction industry. She is the co-founder of deconsup studio & lab, created to incorporate and promote principles of sustainability and circular economy in the built environment and the objects that surround it.
Although she has lived in several cities such as Volos, Xanthi, Corfu (Greece), Delft (The Netherlands) and Seoul (South Korea), she chose to return to Thessaloniki, the city where she was born and raised and loves the most. Her vision is to make Thessaloniki a better place to live, better for everyone!
The START fellowship program (2019), gave her the opportunity to broaden her horizons in the sociocultural sector and offered her the necessary tools to transform her vision into reality. Her project deconsup ideas aims to boost the creativity and sustainability awareness of the people of Thessaloniki and let them express and share their views about the future of their city through their innovative and visionary proposals.