Revekka Kefalea – Inspirer & Curator of GLAM Hack
Revekka (Athens, 1981) is currently a Postgraduate Student in Political Science & Sociology at the University of Athens and project manager in Inter Alia, NGO. She holds a B.Sc. in Social Policy & Social Anthropology from Panteion University and a M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from National Technical University of Athens. She is certified in cultural management & social entrepreneurship, and she follows the GLAM sector and its transformations closely, since her research interests focus on nationalism, material culture, cultural heritage, identity & memory politics. Revekka has worked on research projects related to her studies, and familiarised herself with using open accessed digital archives & repositories. And gradually, apart from their scientific & educational value, she discovered the creative possibilities offered by the rights to reuse, modify & remix their content. Since then, Revekka takes initiatives and actively participates in various events aiming at the engagement of the public with the expansion & creative reuses of these digital commons.
Veroniki Krikoni – Mentor & Idea Sparker of GLAM Hack
Veroniki (Athens, 1983) holds a B.Sc. in International & European Studies from Panteion University and a MA in European Cultural Studies from the University of Groningen. She is actively involved in civil society and collaborates with various organisations that wish to use art and creativity in order to make people re-imagine their own lived experience. Project design & management in the sectors of arts & education, culture & audiovisual, civic participation & social entrepreneurship are her fields of expertise. She is one of the co-founders of the European-awarded organisation Balkans Beyond Borders and project manager in Inter Alia, NGO. Veroniki has a growing interest in the audiovisual productions, a curiosity about people’s stories and a strong feeling of making people’s voices to be heard through the power of moving image. The cinema has been the vehicle of her inspiration to enhance youth mobility in the Balkans, promote short film productions by young film-makers from the region and contribute to the re-imagination of the Balkan identity vis-à-vis the European one.
Nikos Pasamitros – Mentor & Idea Sparker of GLAM Hack
Nikos is currently a PhD candidate at Panteion University, Athens, and the Academic Director of Inter Alia NGO. He has studied Political Science at Panteion University and International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent in Brussels. He has worked as a scientific associate and an external researcher in a number of posts always keeping his optimism and enthusiasm for a more peaceful world. His research interests focus on stereotypes, identities, and cultural heritage politics. Nikos is one of the co-creators and the cultural heritage supervisor of the ECHO project.
Melina (Heraklion, Crete, 1993) holds a BA in Communication, Media and Culture from Panteion University of Social and Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Gender, Society and Culture from the same university. Her research interests focus on representation, digital culture, gender and trauma. She is preparing the PhD application for the University of Thessaly, in the field of Digital Anthropology and Gender Studies. Besides academia, her professional occupation is centered on non-formal education, which is her main focus as a member of Inter Alia, NGO. When not working, which is most of the time, she plays football, cycles more than she walks, and tries as much as possible to be out of the city and around mountains, always with her companion and best friend, her dog Lou.
Maria (Athens, 1984) works as a media artist and workshop designer seeking to develop strategies of collective production. In 2010, she completed her MA in Interactive Media at Goldsmiths College, London. As an artist, she has presented her work in numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad, in museums such as the EMST in Athens and Bozar in Brussels, and art festivals such as 19º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil in Sao Paulo, Media Art Biennale WRO in Wroclaw, Siggraph in Vancouver, Ars Electronica in Linz, Transmediale in Berlin, ISWC (International Symposium on Wearable Computers) in Seattle, Piksel in Bergen, Amber in Istanbul, Visual Dialogues (Onassis Cultural Center) in Athens and more. She has organised and instructed creative educational programs in primary schools in London (2006-2009), and since 2010, in Athens in collaboration with Onassis Cultural Centre, EMST, Goethe Institut, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation and Neon Institute. Between 2010-2014, she was the co-founder and responsible for the artistic and educational program of Frown, a platform which dealt with the production of artistic events of innovative character in the sectors of creative media and performance art, as well as with the organisation of workshops. You can take a little glimpse of her work here.