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Eleni Katrini

Research Director

Why I wanted to join the team

Having worked with communities that managed to collectively take decisions for their neighborhoods, I have realized the power of participation in socially and environmentally equitable urban transformation. I am thrilled to be part of Every One Every Day, a well-grounded project that will explore practical participation as part of citizens’ everyday life. In this initiative, I am given the opportunity to draw from my own experience and research on sharing and collaboration, and methodically investigate how these ideas can work on a larger scale.

A little bit about Eleni's background

Eleni is a professional architect, researcher and academic. Her research and teaching areas focus on sharing and collaboration, community visioning and empowerment, urban ecology and green infrastructure. In the past, she has taught as Adjunct Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, worked extensively on community planning and visioning projects in the United States, and practiced as a registered architect in Greece. Eleni has co-founded the Vacant Home Tour program in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, and has co-curated the international conference "AUTONOMA; Towards the Collective City" in Athens. Her projects and research have been published and presented in different countries across Europe, North and South America.

Eleni is a Fulbright and Onassis Foundation scholar. She obtained her diploma in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and her MS in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture with the title “Creating the Everyday Commons; Spatial Patterns of Sharing Culture”.