Penny Travlou is a Lecturer in Cultural Geography and Theory in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research focuses on the politics of public space, collaborative practices, spatial and social justice and ethnography. She has been involved in international research projects funded by the European Union and UK Research Councils.
She has presented her research in numerous academic conferences and non-academic events as well published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals. Alongside her academic work, Penny is an activist on urban commons and spatial justice and has been done work with/for refugees in Athens for the last 3 years. She has been an active member of the OneLoveKitchen, an African migrants’ collective pop-up kitchen and the co-founder of the Options FoodLab (options.limited), a food-related social enterprise and community for refugees’ integration in Athens.