Team

  Shareen Elnaschie/ Co-founder  - UK   Shareen  is an architectural + urban designer and action researcher. She has extensive experience working with marginalised communities on participatory mapping and planning projects. She has also previously tutored architecture and spatial design at postgraduate and foundation level.  Shareen holds an MSc in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and a BA(Hons) Architecture (RIBA I) from London Metropolitan University.

Shareen Elnaschie/ Co-founder
- UK

Shareen is an architectural + urban designer and action researcher. She has extensive experience working with marginalised communities on participatory mapping and planning projects. She has also previously tutored architecture and spatial design at postgraduate and foundation level.

Shareen holds an MSc in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and a BA(Hons) Architecture (RIBA I) from London Metropolitan University.

  Rebecca Echevarria/ Community Coordinator  -USA  Rebecca spent the last year working in education and fashion in Japan. Her interests include increasing access to art and improving the lives of others.  She holds a BA in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Rebecca Echevarria/ Community Coordinator
-USA

Rebecca spent the last year working in education and fashion in Japan. Her interests include increasing access to art and improving the lives of others.

She holds a BA in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. 

  Kimberly Pelkofsky/ Co-founder  - USA   Kimberly  is an architectural designer specialised in devising, implementing, and evaluating community engagement and workforce development strategies for community-led design  and construction projects.  Kimberly holds an MSc in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and a BS Architecture from SUNY University at Buffalo.  

Kimberly Pelkofsky/ Co-founder
- USA

Kimberly is an architectural designer specialised in devising, implementing, and evaluating community engagement and workforce development strategies for community-led design  and construction projects.

Kimberly holds an MSc in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and a BS Architecture from SUNY University at Buffalo.  

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Elli Yiannakaris/ Advisor  - South Africa  Elli is the director of the Raymond Ackerman Academy (RAA), a program that affords youth from under-resourced backgrounds an opportunity to pursue tertiary studies and a career in entrepreneurship.     
  
 
  
    
  
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  Elli holds an honours in Business Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently enrolled for a Masters in Commerce at UCT in the field of youth entrepreneurship.

Elli Yiannakaris/ Advisor
- South Africa

Elli is the director of the Raymond Ackerman Academy (RAA), a program that affords youth from under-resourced backgrounds an opportunity to pursue tertiary studies and a career in entrepreneurship. 

Elli holds an honours in Business Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is currently enrolled for a Masters in Commerce at UCT in the field of youth entrepreneurship.

  Joaquín Cáceres O'Ryan/ Design Project Volunteer - Chile  Joaquín has spent the last years working as a caregiver in a special needs community in central Greece. His interests are focused on social ecology and grass roots initiatives.  He holds an MA in Artistic Production specializing in Public Art from Universitat Politècnica de València.

Joaquín Cáceres O'Ryan/ Design Project Volunteer
-
Chile

Joaquín has spent the last years working as a caregiver in a special needs community in central Greece. His interests are focused on social ecology and grass roots initiatives.

He holds an MA in Artistic Production specializing in Public Art from Universitat Politècnica de València.

  Sina Claus/ Design Project Volunteer  -Germany  Sina is an architectural designer, researching the potentials of informal urban governance in Greece. Her interests are focused on urban development processes and community-led design projects.  Sina holds an B.A. in architecture from HFT Stuttgart and aims to complete her Master of Arts at the Urban Design Chair at State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart in February 2019.

Sina Claus/ Design Project Volunteer
-Germany

Sina is an architectural designer, researching the potentials of informal urban governance in Greece. Her interests are focused on urban development processes and community-led design projects.

Sina holds an B.A. in architecture from HFT Stuttgart and aims to complete her Master of Arts at the Urban Design Chair at State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart in February 2019.


Institutional Partners

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Artemis Kyritsi/ Greece/ Research Assistant
Katie Fisher/ UK/ Design Project Volunteer
John Affolter/ USA/ Design Project Volunteer  
Hjordis Kiara Zachariassen/ Faroe Islands/ Guest Facilitator
Gemma Drake/ UK/ Organizational Dev. Volunteer
Andy Catling/ UK/ Built Works Volunteer
Galen Joseph/ UK/ Guest Facilitator
Clara Triviño/ Spain/  Research Assistant
Lazaros Kouzelis/ Greece/ Visual Communicator
Leon Radeljic/ Germany/ Design Project Volunteer





                                                                     

Lara Chahal/ Germany/ Community Coordinator
Thanh Tran/ USA/ Research Assistant
Buri Ganbat/ Germany/ Research Assistant
Dimitris Ballas/ Greece/ Advisor
Vicky Yiagapoulou/ Greece/ Advisor
Delaney Swanson/ Canada/ Community Coordinator
metalab at harvard/ USA/ Guest Facilitators
Gina Tsilimpi/ Greece/ Guest Facilitator
Rita Gaspar/ Portugal/ Guest Facilitator
Laura Miles-Boardman/ UK/ Illustrator

Hannah Robinson/ UK/ Guest Facilitator
Camilla Juul Bjorn/ Denmark/ Community Coordinator
Sofia Orfanelli/ Greece/ Guest Facilitator
Shafeeqa/ Afghanistan/ IT Literacy Tutor
Ramy Qudmany/ Syria/ 3D Journalist
Juit Zaki/ Morocco/ Carpenter
Siraj Anwar/ Eritrea/ Carpenter's 'Apprentice'
Amene Khavary/ Afghanistan/ Sewist