Antigoni Polyniki

Antigoni completed her PhD in Education in 2011 at the University of Reading, UK Institute of Education. Her areas of expertise include: intangible cultural heritage, ethnomusicology, informal learning and learning in informal environments, life stories and life histories, and ethnographic film-making.  Since 2009, she has been designing and implementing a variety of cultural and educational programmes on behalf of the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO, as well as other organisations, including the One in Five campaign for the Council of Europe, and a number of local private universities. Her projects are distinctive in their originality and collaborative approach in bringing communities and experts together to study and safeguard the ways they shape and inhabit the world. One recent notable project is the “Lefkaritiko Embroidery Lace, Modi and Modulations Apprenticeship Programme” that focuses on the transmission of Lefkara embroidery lace-making, which is a UNESCO protected heritage. Recognized for its originality and cultural value, the project was part of the cultural programme of the 2017 Cyprus Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Language(s): Greek, English

Expertise: Culture, Heritage


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