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Ileana Apostol (PhD Planning University of Southern California, Los Angeles) is a researcher of spatial production in the information age, a lecturer in urban sociology at ETH Zurich, and co-founder of Zurich-based NetHood association. By claiming the right to the hybrid city, she engages with neighborhood action groups and with interdisciplinary research teams that explore ways of living sustainably in the city. Previously Ileana has taught urban planning and design in Los Angeles at California Polytechnic University and University of Southern California, and in Bucharest at the University of Architecture and Urbanism.

Panayotis Antoniadis is co-founder of NetHood.org and Ecosystem facilitator at ETH Zurich's Chair of Architecture and Urban Transformation (Newrope), chair of the Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (event series 7at7.digital), and president of the hybrid urban space L200 (langstrasse200.ch). Panayotis has an interdisciplinary profile with background on the design and implementation of distributed systems (Computer Science Department, University of Crete), Ph.D. on the economics of peer-to-peer networks (Athens University of Economics and Business), post-doc on federation policies (Pierre and Marie Curie University, UPMC, Paris), and interdisciplinary research on bridging the digital with the physical urban space (ETH Zurich).

Jens Martignoni studied mechanical engineering at Technikum Winterthur and economy in Nonprofit-Management at the University of Fribourg/Switzerland. He is working for many years in research and development of new economy systems and community currencies. He was co-founder of the Flecü-currency, an innovative community currency approach between 1992-96 in Zurich and has a broad experience in developing civil-society and sustainable-living initiatives. He is currently Senior Researcher and Lecturer on Project Management at the ZHAW School of Management and Law. He is also the CEO and head of research of FleXibles - Association for the investigation of new-economy and Lecturer at the Swiss Distance University of Applied Science. His focus are systemic approaches and modelling of economical and currency phenomenas within communities or cooperative structures. His special interest applies to currencies for cooperatives and he developed the „Quartierwaehrung“ a currency for housing cooperatives and neighborhoods, which he further developed in the netCommons project.

Project-based engagement

Carlo Milani is a writer, translator, and technology educator. Through the group CIRCE is developing the "hacker pedagogy" approach for digital empowerment. He is leading on behalf of NetHood the development of the digital platform for hybrid deliberation in the context of the EU Horizon 2020 project EuComMeet and the Really Simple Federation framework for the Creative Europe project C4R.

E. Onur Ceritoglu, born in 1983, is an architect, artist, and urban researcher. In his artworks, he contextualizes urban life through a material-driven experience and socially engaged art practices. He participated in residencies and exhibited his works internationally. His academic research focuses on informal labor, the materiality of waste, and reuse in Architecture. He has a PhD from B-TU Cottbus Senftenberg. Through NetHood, Onur is developing with NetHood an encountering process on the topics of re-use and cooperative with Istanbul.

Philipp Klaus (Dr. sc.nat.) is a social and economic geographer. His field of research is urban development with focuses on cultural production, subculture, creative industries, alternative spaces, their role in neighbourhoods as well as in the global competition among cities. Also, he regularly gives interviews in local and national Swiss media. In 2003 he started the private and independent INURA Zurich research Institute together with Chris Lüthi (today at Federal Aquatic Research EAWAG) and Richard Wolff (today vicemayor of Zurich). Since 1999 Philipp Klaus is the secretary of the International Network for Urban Research and Action INURA. In the context of the CROCHET project, Philipp Klaus was engaged through NetHood in leading a 1.5 year knowledge exchange process with the Institute for Political Ecology in Croatia, under the framework “Strengthening Croation-Swiss Partnerships for Local Social and Economic Growth and Development” (2019-2020).