Carolina Vasilikou is an architect, educator and researcher who works with architectural students to enhance research and practice-led global transferable skills across UG and PG education. Carolina believes that people-centred, inclusive design is at the forefront of current debates around quality of life and the city. Carolina landed at the School of Architecture, University of Reading, since its first year of operation and has led the Live Projects promoting inter-disciplinary collaboration and empowerment through design by making practices. She chairs the Breaking down Barriers diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning team at UoR and has founded the annual Inclusive Hackathon events, a vertical multi-disciplinary workshop working with (dis)ability groups aiming to increase awareness of Design For All in the built environment. She has been part of the UT team since 2015 and co-organised the Athens Urban Laboratory: transforming the [re]public.
Carolina is a trained architect and a certified WELL Accredited Professional. She is leading research projects on multi-sensory navigation and well-being in urban spaces, knowledge transfer partnerships and is currently a member of the ASF-UK. Carolina holds a degree in architecture and urban design from NTUA (GR), a MSc in Engineering from the University of Bath (UK) and a PhD in sustainable architecture from the University of Kent (UK). She is currently a Fellow in Higher Education Academy. Carolina is fascinated by projects that investigate the re-definition of inclusive space and public participation through the innovative exchange of practices, exploring multisensory and socio-cultural values of architecture and facets of urban activism and community-led practices.