During my Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering I oriented my studies towards graphics, electronics and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). During my exchange semester in Brazil, I opted for studying game design and illustration. Furthermore, I have worked on 3D modelling and printing, music production and game development.

In recent years I have worked in the humanitarian field in various NGOs in Greece as an Arabic interpreter as well as a member of a Makerspace (‘Mikri Polis’ FabLab) aimed at supporting the refugee community and marginalised groups. Lately, as a P2P Lab affiliate, I was involved as an assistant in a series of workshops held in an intercultural makerspace in the summer of 2018 as part of the ‘Creative Europe’ programme (‘Distributed Design Market Platform’ project).

I hope that in Digital Civics I will further explore the socio-technical dynamics that reside in Makerspaces which entail collaboration, collective and adaptable design, and learning by doing.

I am also a big ‘Hip-Hop head’ interested in the underground and DIY music scene, a Gaming, VR and 3D Printing nerd and a keen traveller.

For more information check the Digital Civics program and Open Lab at Newcastle University