Natassa Dourida

is the creator and curator of the Communitism project. After studying structural engineering and specialising in the restoration of monuments, she dreamt that, by participating in the restoration of Athenian buildings, she could assist into shifting the local urban mentality. When the crisis kicked in, she had to find other ways of motivating this process, and through her fellowship in the START programme, she came up with an idea for people to treat a crisis as an evolution process: by being active and united, we can re-define common sense again and reform urban mentalities.


is a self-funded social-cultural association, aiming to mobilise social structures into re-activating abandoned buildings of cultural heritage. We are a dynamic community consisting of people of different personalities, nationalities, ages, educational levels and orientations. At this time, we have been granted the use of a listed building, which acts as a field of action for our mission. As we connect, form synergies and learn how to work collectively, we create the conditions for the building to become a common good: a vibrant centre where the involved parties can communicate their social and artistic actions. At a broader level, we are envisioning the creation of a new model for the activation of abandoned spaces that other communities can use, thus contributing to a new approach of the commons.

Stelios Voulgaris

MitOst journey started in 2014 by participating as a member of Team Athens at Actors of Urban Change, a programme focussing on sustainable urban development through cultural activities and cross-sector collaboration in Europe. Since 2010, Stelios is involved in activities of various groups and organisations in Athens, tackling urban challenges. He has a background in legal studies and works as a lawyer. In 2017, he co-founded COMM'ON.


COMM'ON is a non-profit in Athens working as a “backbone” organisation for innovative and sustainable societal collaborations in the city and in smaller communities. COMM’ON is designed as a multileveled space, where people – leading new societal activities – meet, learn from each other, exchange assets and co-create new effective and sustainable solutions for common living, building a new societal eco-system.


Катрин Ортерс

С марта 2016 года Катрин координирует работу всех участников, выпускников и социальной сети фестиваля MitOst вцелом, а также непосредственно занимается организацией самого Международного фестиваля. После окончания в университете курса по истории и философии, она работала научным сотрудником в Институте социальных движений города Бохум. С 2013 по 2015 год была менеджером с культуры в представительстве Роберта Боша в Астрахани (Россия). На данный момент она занимается изучением социальных изменений, и с особым интересом относится к вопросам, связанных с участием в социальной и творческой жизни, а также культурном образовании общества. 

Андреас Найдхарт

Андреас – студент магистратуры в Свободном Университете Берлина, где он изучает курс «Исследования Восточной Европы» с профильным предметом «История». В MitOst он работает с августа 2016 года, и активно принимает участие в организации фестиваля и European Forum.



Лиза Шульце

Лиза родом из Берлина. Она любит городские интервенции и скрытые от глаз красивые места, особенно в окрестностях. В студенческие годы, когда она изучала литературу, ей выпала возможность пожить в Праге и Пльзене. В сфере гражданского общества Лиза до недавнего времени занималась студенческими обменами. В MitOst она помогает в организации фестиваля и проведении проекта CitizensLab.

Ivana Mandić

Ivana is a student of the Master's program in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts at the University of Bologna and alumna of Balkans let's get up! programme. From March until June 2018 she supported the Network of Members and Alumni Department in the preparation of the CitizensLab meeting and MitOst Camp. Since August 2018 she is back in the team as an EVS volunteer, supporting the organization of the MitOst Festival. 

Clara Schlempp

Clara is an intern at MitOst. She supports the team of the 16th international MitOst-Festival in communication and organization. After a year of volunteering in Uganda, she moved to Berlin to study Philosophy and French. In addition to her studies she organizes spoken word events like the monthly Poetry Slam “Schall und Rauch”.  Events that allow participants vivid cultural exchange excite her just as much as travelling and discovering countries that she has not been to yet.

Анна Янковска

Анна из Варшавы, ранее изучала германистику, а также основы местного самооуправления и развития. Она активно работает в областях польско-германского сотрудничества, образования и спорта. С августа 2017 года Анна поддерживает команду MitOst-фестиваля в качестве помощника проекта.