Daniela Patti is a co-founder of Eutropian. She is an Italian-British architect and urban planner, has studied in Rome, London, Porto and holds a Ph.D. in urbanism from the Technical University of Vienna. Her recent research and projects’ interest has been on the governance of peri-urban landscape, the revitalisation of local food markets, economic models for community-based urban development and strategies to tackle urban poverty. She regularly works with the URBACT, Urban innovative Actions, the International Urban Cooperation and Urban Agenda on Urban Poverty programs. She worked for the Rome Municipality in 2014-15, since 2012 she is board member of the Wonderland Platform for European Architecture and was a researcher at the Central European Institute of Technology in 2010-14.
Levente Polyak is urban planner, researcher, community advocate and policy adviser. He has worked on urban regeneration programmes for the New York, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Budapest municipalities. He taught at MOME and BUTE (Budapest) and TU Wien and was visiting fellow at Columbia University and the ENSA Paris-Malaquais and holds a PhD in Sociology from the Central European University. He is member of KÉK (Budapest) and board member of Wonderland (Vienna). He has been working as expert in URBACT networks (Temporary Use as a Tool for Urban Regeneration, Interactive Cities, ACTive NGOs, RiConnect, CO4CITIES) and Urban Innovative Actions projects (Curing the Limbo Athens, DARE Ravenna, CUP 4 Creativity Újbuda), designing learning trajectories and supporting knowledge exchange among cities.
Bahanur Nasya is an architect, researcher and film producer. She has studied in Vienna and Barcelona, where she has specialised in sustainable architecture and future proof development concepts. Currently she is involved in research projects, paying special attention to the relationship between environmental and social impacts. She has produced films. She is the Head of Organisations at Wonderland – platform for European architecture. At Eutropian, she leads projects, manages the Vienna office, develops projects and funding opportunities, leads co-creation workshops and coordinates publications.
Jorge Mosquera started working and researching on urban planning and urban policies in 2015 joining a regeneration process for confiscated assets in the historic centre of Genoa coordinating street art workshops and advocating for urban and social regeneration. He is an Italian-Ecuadorian architect and urban researcher specialised in urban regeneration and social innovation. Previously, he worked in Barcelona with Platoniq researching on digital and urban commons studying the work of platforms like Decidim and Goteo for the common good.
Currently, he is working on research, communications, and co-creation methodologies in projects addressing urban voids regeneration in the Danube Region (InterregAGORA), capitalisation on good practices for integrated approach in Urban Innovative Actions (UIA). Finally as Ph.D. candidate at the IUAV University of Venice, Jorge is doing academic research on urban policies, and assessment methods for social impact in urban regeneration processes.
Yilmaz Vurucu boasts over 15 years of international experience in producing, writing and directing films, documentaries, and advertising campaigns. As an award winning filmmaker, his work covers a wide range of subjects, ranging from the ethics of technological development n his most recent project Daddy’s Arbitrage (2020) to sustainable urban development in “the Sea In me” (2010), social inclusion and justice in “borders” (2011), social inequality, class struggle and family abuse in “Dr. Zack” (2010) and capturing the stories of adaptive heritage re-use in The Open Heritage documentary series (2020). He’s currently busy creating a feature documentary on sustainable tourism.
At Eutropian, he leads communication for EU projects, creates narratives via films and social media campaigns and develops strategies to communicate complicated urban development issues to a wider public.
Sophie Bod is an energetic, hands-on project manager who combines academic excellence with expertise in communication assignments. She holds a BSc in Communications & Media Studies from the University of London and an MA from SOAS. She has over a decade of experience managing multifaceted projects, including working with several UK cultural institutions, NGOs, and some of the UK’s largest charities. She is currently working for a boutique PR agency as well as coordinating and editing the Cooperative City Magazine.
Bana Saadeh is a Vienna-based independent artist and designer. She holds a bachelors’ degree in Visual Arts from the University of Jordan, and a masters’ degree in Social Design Arts as Urban Innovation from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She is the co-founder of the self-organised project 1 m2 Market in Vienna.
At Eutropian, Bana is an assistant project manager.
Lukács Hayes is an enthusiastic and cheerful researcher and consultant at Eutropian. He holds a bachelors’ degree in Sociology and Social Policy from the Corvinus University of Budapest and a masters’ degree in Political Science from the Central European University (Budapest campus). Lukács, with a combined 5 years of works experience as a freelance consultant, researcher, project manager at various public and private organisations has been working with Eutropian since the beginning of 2021. Currently, as part of the Budapest team, he mostly focuses on projects that involve the central and local municipalities of Budapest: e.g. EUARENAS, working on citizen participation and deliberative democracy (Municipality of Józsefváros, or 8th district), and CUP4CREATIVITY, working on local cultural ecosystem building (Municipality of Újbuda, or 11th ditrict), as-well-as working with a wide range of partners from other European cities related to the above projects and beyond.
Lukacs, apart from working with Eutropian, works as the Chief of Staff of one of the opposition MPs in the Hungarian Parliament and teaches Political Science at Rajk College for Advanced Studies.
Giovanni Pagano is an environmental researcher with a M. Sc degree in urban environmental management at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Netherlands, specialized in land use planning. He focuses his research on the socio-spatial qualities of the urban landscapes, particularly on community green initiatives, nature-based solutions, green infrastructure, and urban agriculture. At Eutropian he assists projects on environmental and collaborative processes. Additionally he contributes to a number of ongoing activities such as, writing proposals, facilitation and training through digital and social design strategies.
Another field of his research activities focuses on the social, economic and ecological vulnerabilities and sustainability of future-proof food systems, relating to the spatial qualities of the rural and urban landscapes and how their use needs to adapt and change. Commissioned by CURSA (Consorzio Universitario per la Ricerca Socio-economica e per l’Ambiente) he worked on the food policy of the Rome Metropolitan Area, part of the Metropolitan Strategic Plan (PSM).
David Schermann has a teaching diploma in Geography & Psychology/Philosophy from the University of Vienna. His master’s thesis was about how geographical factors affect the loneliness experiences of elderly people. In addition, David is studying integrative urban development at the UAS Technikum Vienna. He is particularly interested in how urban spaces influences people’s interactions, cooperation and sense of well-being. He has also been working as a photographer for several years.
At Eutropian, David is mainly responsible for the back office and project assistance.
Stefano Patti is a professional actor that studied at the ACT Multimedia of Cinecittà and the AIAD of the Quirino Theatre. He has recently worked as protagonist at the Globe Theatre of Rome and the Stabile dell’Umbria. Parallely to his acting career he pursues his passion towards communication and graphic design, for which he has curated various campaigns in theatre and arts. Since 2015 he collaborates with Eutropian as graphic designer and communication advisor.
Eutropian developed Gender and Diversity Equality Policy. Our policy is protecting every teams members’ rights and outlines a good practice for all of our projects.
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