Matina Kapsali
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & NSRF Lecturer at the University of Ioannina
Matina Kapsali

Dr. Matina Kapsali is an urban geographer and urban planner. She is a postdoctoral researcher (ΙΚΥ Fellow) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on the private management of public spaces in Athens during the crisis (2020-2022). At the same time, she is working as an NSRF lecturer at the Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Ioannina (self-employed teaching, academic year 2020-2021). She studied Architectural Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a Master's degree from the University of Manchester in the field of Global Urban Development and Planning. In 2019, she completed her doctoral thesis at the Department Urban and Regional Planning and Development of the School of Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with distinction on "The politics of urban commons: participatory urbanism in Thessaloniki during the 2010 crisis" (IKY Scholar).

He has research experience at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Manchester. She has lectured at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space of the Technical University of Vienna (Lecturer, 2016- 2017), at the School of Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (teaching assignment by PD 407/80, 2019-2020) and at the Department of Planning and Regional Development at the University of Thessaly (academic scholar, 2019-2020). She has published in international and national peer-reviewed journals and books and has presented the research results of her work in international and national conferences. Research interests include urban commons, public space, urban movements, urban development and planning, and housing.