I am currently working as a Postdoctoral researcher for PROSPERA and the Post-growth Innovation Lab: a five year research project financed by the European Research Council and based in Spain. Our research investigates the forms of organisation we will need to bring about a future no longer obsessed with economic growth - one centred on human wellbeing.
I hold a PhD from the University of Cambridge, completed in the context of the ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project, also financed by ERC. My thesis and forthcoming publication with Cambridge University Press, showed how nineteenth-century urban planning projects were profoundly shaped by contemporary archaeological excavations and discourses on ancient cities. I have published on on public health, water theory, urban planning, and utopia. Please see www.sofiagreaves.online for my CV.
I believe in adopting a creative research philosophy; mine is informed by my own artistic practice, and an MA in Fine Art and Decorative Design at Sotheby’s Institute, where I held a full scholarship. My BA, in Classics (University of Durham), focused on Latin language, ancient architecture and its reception in Fascist Italy.
Contact me for: public health, urban planning, de-growth, post-growth, classical reception, artistic methods for public engagement