Contact expert

Alexandroa Daniilidis, Mr

University of Sussex, Cultural Studies

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

Online Academic Profile

Research Discipline

Sociology & Social Policy

Language Skills

  • Greek (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (average)
  • Italian (basic)

Biography

Alexandros Daniilidis is a qualified architect (MSc Architectural Engineering, Democritus University of Greece, 2012) and also holds a MA in Architectural and Urban Design from the University of Brighton (2016). As an enthusiast of urban cultures, he decided to pursuit a research career in Cultural studies for the University of Sussex since October 2017. His research interests are focusing on public markets in the context of social, public spaces, cultural representations and heritage. He is also interested in the Lefebvrian approach of urban social space and how the "right to the city" shapes social identities and public discourses in an era of financial disparity and commercialization. He is currently studying prominent historic markets of Greece (specifically of Thessaloniki) and their contribution in the city's collective memory and cultural heritage by implementing approaches deriving from sensorial ethnography, oral histories and on-site observations.Papers published: 'Urban Drifting: An Approach to City Comprehension and Mapping',Sociology Study 6(7), July 2016'Gentrification in contemporary urban metropolises: The Case Study ofHarlem, NY', Thessaloniki, GR: Inkon publications