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Alessio Kolioulis

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Alessio Kolioulis (he/him) is an urbanist researching city economies, night-time and municipal infrastructures. He is a Lecturer (Teaching) Urban Economic Development at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow affiliated to UCL Urban Laboratory.

As Research Fellow, Alessio works with Principal Investigator Ben Campkin on Night spaces: migration, culture and IntegraTion in Europe, a transdisciplinary project researching how night spaces are produced, imagined, experienced and narrated by migrant communities across eight European cities. As part of ongoing collaborations with the GLA 24-hour team, Alessio participates in Cities After Dark, a network of cities connecting key night-time stakeholders internationally.

His recent publications include a co-authored report Working Nights. Municipal Strategies for Nocturnal Workers (Kolioulis et al. 2021), Chapter 2 of the Global Night-Time Recovery Plan The Future of Dancefloors: Building More Flexible, Open and Innovative Clubbing Experiences (2020), and the article More day in the night? The gentrification of London’s night-time through clubbing (Kolioulis, 2019).

Prior to joining UCL, Alessio worked as Grants Officer and Impact Analyst for various development organisations working primarily in Latin America and the Middle East. He is also Editor of the publisher Eterotopia France and previously of the Journal engagée.