Marina Kyriakou

Project manager and Board director

Marina Kyriakou studied architecture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg (2008-2013) and also holds a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the Universiteit van Amsterdam (2013-2014).
Her research and projects focus on transforming underused and monofunctional spaces -notably streets and rooftops- into community places through placemaking processes. She sees “Streets as Places” and through advocacy, community engagement and placemaking Marina promotes sustainable mobility. Furthermore, she is passionate about the potential of rooftops in solving contemporary economic, social and environmental urban challenges.Marina is also interested in ludic forms of citizen engagement in urban issues. In 2018, she started a creative cartography project called Flânerie to promote strolling as a timeless form of urban exploration. Between 2019-2020 she experimented with game design as she was a trainee of the “Trust in Play” program of the European School of Urban Game Design.

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