Amanda Brandellero – Project Leader
Amanda Brandellero is Associate Professor at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication.
Amanda Brandellero is Associate Professor at the department of Arts and Culture Studies, at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2019, she was awarded an NWO Vidi grant for her project Crafting Future Urban Economies. Her current research focuses on making and crafts in post-industrial settings, exploring their contribution to more sustainable and just urban economies. With a background in economic geography and cultural sociology, Amanda has researched the embeddedness of cultural and creative industries in place, attending to questions of diversity and globalisation. Amanda holds an MSc and BA from the London School of Economics and has worked in Brussels as representative of London’s local authorities on European affairs. Amanda is one of the founding members of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Port City Futures research programme.
Olga Koretskaya - PhD
Olga Coretcaia (publishing name - Olga Koretskaya) is a PhD researcher on the NWO-funded VIDI project Crafting Future Urban Economies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her current research focuses on making practices in contemporary urban economies and their potential to facilitate sustainability transformation beyond capitalism. Olga has an interdisciplinary background in economic, sustainability, and communication sciences. In 2018, Olga graduated from the MSc in Sustainability Science and Policy at Maastricht University. Before that, Olga worked for five years as a journalist covering socio-economic issues of national interest.