Argyro Barata

Thessaloniki, Greece

I am passionate about upgrading the creative class, transforming the cultural ecosystem, and I am always looking for new participatory methods of cooperation and lifelong learning opportunities.

I am specialized in designing authentic cultural experiences for the hotel industry that enhance on international level the brand ID of the establishments with local content. For the last 18 years I had the opportunity and honor to collaborate with leading companies in Greece such as Sani Resort and Daios Cove.

At the same time, I hold a track record of planning and executing creative events with national reach for independent artists, major Greek festivals and international institutions. Recently, I joined Reworks Agora, a forward thinking international forum that promotes the future advancements of the cultural industries, to coordinate the programming of the project. Among others, I curate the Thessaloniki Cultural Management Academy of Goethe Institut and I am the Communication Officer of the Thessaloniki resilient strategy.

Shaping a new urban mentality towards citizens' active participation is the reason why I was behind as a team member of the Thessaloniki Allios collective and TEDx Thessaloniki in the past, while in 2014 I co-founded FEAST Greece, an offline crowdfunding platform that brings creative ideas to life.

I am member of CitizensLab, a European network of 55 organizations, which prototypes and promotes innovative cultural solutions for today’s social challenges.