I am a social anthropologist working on urban issues. I am interested in urban adaptation to changing political and economic regimes, and environmental pressure.
In the past years I have worked in Ukraine, focusing on conflicts around heritage sites, focusing on the changing regimes of urban planning and conservation, and consequent crises of legitimacy of professional knowledge. I analysed how tiers of government work, and the interplay between the public, private and the third sectors in and beyond post-socialist cities, and what happens when institutions crumble and old models lose their validity.
Besides academic research I have worked as an applied researcher at the Metropolitan Research Institute on policy projects dealing with urban regeneration and housing, and as a freelance research consultant.