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Doctoral Candidate
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hcharoupia [papaki] syros [teleia] aegean [teleia] gr
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Helen Charoupia holds a degree in Product and Systems Design Engineering from the University of the Aegean, majoring in Service Design.

Since November 2020, she has been a PhD candidate in the Department, studying issues related to the emergence of sustainable futures through design. Using action research she aims to explore the ways in which tacit knowledge can emerge, be understood and leveraged to better design relational services for sustainable futures. This exploration will pivot on the ways of knowing that emerge from the process of design, craft and co-creation as well as on the indigenous practices at the local level. Her research aims to enable the emergence of a new design epistemology, based on concepts like post-humanism as well as on feminist and indigenous theoretical frameworks. This will be accomplished with small groups of people, within which co-creation will occur, following processes of participatory design.


PhD Title

Designing within complex systems: leveraging tacit knowledge to identify interventions for sustainable futures


Three-member committee


Research interests

  • Systemic Thinking in addressing complex challenges
  • Social Innovation Design
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Service Design


  • (2020) PhD Candidate in the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering, Polytechnic School, University of the Aegean, Syros
  • (2015 - 2020) Diploma in Product & Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Syros 一 Thesis title: "Climate crisis and the transition towards a sustainable lifestyle on the island of Syros: An action research in the socio-political ecosystem of Syros with the aim of designing interventions for transition"
  • (2015) High School Diploma, 5th High School of Vyronas