Project Manager at the Future Library, Media Lab & Unconference
Despina has been working as Project Manager for the Future Library since 2012, managing projects funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has developed the Media Lab project, where Greek public libraries have been transformed into state of the art music studios, co-working and maker spaces. She has been the production manager and the artistic program director of the Future Library Unconference. Until 2012 she worked at the Sani Festival and the Municipality of Thessaloniki -Department of Culture, Education and Tourism. She has created and implemented for the first time in 10 Greek museums in Thessaloniki the “Sleepover at the Museum” project. In the past, she lived in Berlin and New York, where she worked as an intern at the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations. She holds a bachelor degree in Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and an MA in Cultural Management (Panteion University of Athens).