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.
- Systemic thinking in addressing complex challenges
- Participatory and Collaborative design practices
- Design for Sustainability
- Service Design