Elena Papadaki is a researcher, academic and curator. Her doctoral research (Goldsmiths, University of London – Centre for Cultural Studies / Arts and Computational Technology), titled: “Curating Screens: Art, Performance and Public Spaces,” has examined the curation of screen media in diverse physical environments.

Having previously held posts at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (department of Museum Studies), the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Elena has over ten years of professional experience in the arts and museum sector. A voting member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the ICOM International Committee for audiovisual, new technologies and social media (AVICOM), her research interests lie in the intersection of technology-reliant artworks, curatorial discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and audience reception.

She leads the MA Design at University of Greenwich (London) and collaborates with Higher Education institutions in the UK, Belgium, France and Greece. Since November 2022, Elena serves as a Fellowship Councillor of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), acting as a key advisor and expert to the Pathway “Design for Life – Students for Change”.

Professional memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Voting member of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
  • Voting member of AVICOM (International Committee for audiovisual, new technologies, and social media)
  • Regular member of CECA (International Committee for Education and Cultural Action)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – UK (SFHEA)