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  Thalia Marou / Phd candidate
URBAN GARDENING AND FOOD CULTURE IN THE CONTEMPORARY CITY OF VOLOS

Biography

 Τhalia Marou graduated from the Department of Forest Science and Natural Environment (Aristotle University Thessaloniki, 1991) and received Msc in Environmental Design of Cities and Buildings (Hellenic Open University, 2007). Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture in University of Thessaly.

Courses in current academic year:

Environment and Natural Resources Management

Urban Agriculture and contemporary city

Urban Plantings

Food Geographies

Research Interests:

Her research interests are focused on the interactions of the practice of urban gardening with everyday life and culture, the urban food systems and the urban gardening role in planning for urban resilience.

Conferences

Μarou, T., Kotionis, Z., (2018), “Praktikes tis astikis kipourikis stin poli tou Volou. Politismikes enapotheseis kai viomata sti synchroni astiki kathimerinotita (Urban gardening practices in the city of Volos. Cultural deposits and experiences in the urban everyday life)”, 5th Panhellenic Planning and Regional Development Conference), Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Volos .

Marou, T., (2019). “Urban gardening practices in the city of Volos: Cultural deposits and ethics of care in the urban everyday life”, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019, Royal Geographical Society, London.

Publication

Μarou, T., Kotionis, Z., (2019), Praktikes tis astikis kipourikis stin poli tou Volou. Politismikes enapotheseis kai viomata sti synchroni astiki kathimerinotita (Urban gardening practices in the city of Volos. Cultural deposits and experiences in the urban everyday life, in Defner, A. M., Skayannis, P., Rodakinias, P., Psatha, A. (eds), (2019) Synchronoi Provlimatismoi gia tin Poleodomia Chorotaxia kai tin Ananptixi. Mia syllogi keimenon apo to 5o Panellinio Synedrio Poleodomias, Chorotaxias kai Periferiakis Anaptixis (Contemporary Considerations for Urban Planning, Spatial Planning and Development. A collection of texts of the 5th Panhellenic Planning and Regional Development Conference), Volos: Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly.

Research interests

The proposed phd thesis aims to monitoring and study the practice of urban gardening in the city of Volos, its relation to the city’s culture and identity and its role in the contemporary urban food system. The research is focusing in the relation of urban gardening, everyday life and space, in the current social, cultural, environmental and economic urban condition. It will study also the eco-growing movement wich is based and active in the region, and his interaction with the city. The purpose is to investigate and document the contribution of these two phenomena to the identity and urban resilience of Volos, as a middle scale greek city.
Τhe research will use tools of the qualitative and quantitative research, literature review, archive and field research.
 

e-mail

thmarou@uth.gr