Olga comes from Messolonghi, a historic part of Greece, and is driven by the value of freedom and a love for the natural environment. She is a lawyer with an MA in European Studies. Passionate about active citizenship, she participates in citizens’ initiatives to organize programs on urban planning, participation and the protection of nature. She is a board member of the local radio station and hosts a weekly show. She loves swimming and dancing.
Olga did her START shadowing at the Honigfabrik, Hamburg. She trained herself in a boat-building workshop with children. She is particularly interested in the incentives that children have when they make things with their hands. She intends to use this experience to organize children’s workshops in Messolonghi, documenting traditional professions that are disappearing: boat builders, fishermen, salt workers. Her project “Roots are Routes” aims to create employment possibilities, transfer local worker’s knowledge to youngsters and appreciate places and landscape elements.