Spiros Derveniotis is a cartoonist. A scenography graduate of the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos, he went on to collaborate with numerous newspapers and magazines as a political cartoonist and comic artist, publishing 14 comic albums. Since 2019, he has been Head of Communications at MeRA25.
Ivana Nenadović is a theatre producer from Belgrade, an activist and member of DiEM25’s Coordinating Collective.
David Adler is a political economist and General Coordinator of the Progressive International. Previously, David served as foreign policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for US president, policy director of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), and the coordinator of its Green New Deal for Europe campaign. His research and writing have been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs, among others.
Dr Michael Hatzitheodorou has studied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics of the University of Athens and Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, New York. He has been awarded Graduate Degrees in Computer Science and a Doctorate in the field of Computer Science by the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Columbia University. His research interests include Approximation Theory, Computer Vision, Robotics and more recently System and Network Design. He has numerous publications in Scientific Journals and Conferences on his areas of interest. He has taught Computer Science for more than 20 years in Universities in the US and in Greece. (Columbia University, University of Athens, American College of Greece etc). Additionally, he has worked for more than 25 years in the private sector consulting with Corporations and Organizations on Information Security as well as on the Design, Implementation and Management of Large Information Systems. Indicative Project is the design of the Information Infrastructure of the Athens Olympic games 2004. He has also been appointed as Secretary General of Information Systems and Ministry Administration of the Ministry of Finance, Hellenic Republic.
She was born in Athens and grew up in Lavrio. She studied history (BA) at the Ionian University with a scholarship of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and theatrology (MA) in the Department of Theatre Studies of the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She speaks English, French and Spanish. Since 2016 she works in theatre as a stage manager and production manager. In the past she has worked in theatre as an artistic director assistant and dramaturge. She is a founding member of MeRA25.
Sissy Velissariou is Professor of English Literature and Culture at the University of Athens, Greece. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Union of the School of Philosophy, of the Central Committee of the Coalition of the Left (SYN) and Vice-President of “Nikos Poulantzas Political Institute.” In the context of The Annual Lectures in memory of Nikos Poulantzas she introduced Judith Butler (2009) and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (2012) and gave lectures on their work, she organized a symposium in memory of Edward Said with S. Gourgouris (University of Columbia) as the main speaker (2003). In the context of The Anti-Racist Festival she organized, in collaboration with the Pakistani Community in Greece, a panel with Aamir Mufti (UCLA) as the main speaker (2014). She was a member of SYRIZA Planning Committee and SYRIZA Government Programme Committee as well as the education working group of the Party of the European Left. She left SYRIZA after the Referendum of 2015. She has written a number of articles and essays on international education, politics and culture, and participated in various symposia, conferences and fora. She was a MeRA25 candidate for the 2019 elections, a member of its Organizing Committee and the CC of DiEM25. She is a member of MeRA25 Executive Committee and Vice-President of mέta.
Danae Stratou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Fine Arts and specialized in Sculpture and Installations at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London (1983-1988). She taught as Adjunct Professor at the postgraduate programme of the Athens School of Fine Arts (2007-2013).
Her work consists of large-scale site-specific installations and audio-visual environments. She uses various media ranging from digital and audio technology, video, photography as well as metal and natural materials and elements. The artist uses a minimal, geometric visual language and engages in contemporary issues such as the climate crisis, immigration, life in contemporary cities, the growth of population, the relation to the environment as well as political and social tensions worldwide. From 1997 until today she has a systematic presence in important group and solo exhibitions internationally.
Representative of her work are projects such as: Desert Breath (1997), one of the largest land art installations worldwide located in the Sahara Desert, The River of Life (2004), a video installation recording the flow and rhythm of the world’s seven largest rivers, and Cut – 7 Dividing Lines (2007), a photographic installation that investigates the connections between politically or religiously divided parts of the world, Upon the Earth Under the Clouds (2017), her largest site-specific installation in Greece conceived for the Old Mill and the ancient city of Eleusis. She has exhibited widely, including in the 48th Venice Biennale, Italy (1999), the 1st Valencia Biennale, Spain (2001), La Verriere, Fondation D’ Enterprise Hermes, Belgium (2010), Istanbul – Culture Capital of Europe 2010 International Program, Turkey (2010), the Adelaide International Festival 2012: Restless, Australia (2012).
In 2010 she initiated and co-founded the non-profit organization Vital Space, a global, interdisciplinary, cross-media art platform addressing the pressing issues of our time. Since 2016 he has been active in DiEM25 and has played a central role in the implementation of DiEM Voice, the movement’s artistic platform, which aims to strengthen the dialogue between art and politics at a broader level.
She was elected Chair of the Steering Committee of mέta, the Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation, which through research and art, aims to support, develop and expand the goals of MeRA25, DiEM25 and the Progressive International.