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Maria Ilia Kastrouni

PhD Researcher

Maria Ilia Kastrouni (GR/FR) is an architect/planner and (human) geographer. She is currently a PhD researcher at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL). She has previously studied at UCL (MSc, 2021), the University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2020), and the National Technical University of Athens (MArch, 2018). During her studies, she has been awarded four scholarship awards for the best GPA of the year, and she is a Gilchrist Educational Trust, A.G. Leventis Foundation, and Onassis Foundation scholar.

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Her working experience includes architectural/urban design projects and collaborations with design brands and not-for-profit organisations. Her research interests focus on different aspects of the urban, including urban design, planning, heritage, and development, and film and gender studies. She is particularly interested in the notion of socio-spatial justice, the global challenges in transport, the various participatory design processes, the intersection of politics, policies, and governance, and the relationship between gender and space.

Research Focus and Interests - participatory design; urban futuring, inclusion and justice; gender, race and space

From - Greece, France

Favourite Place -
Athens, Greece

FUN FACT: If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring 3 things, what would they be?

A bag full of books would be enough!