Photini Vrikki


Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture, King's College London

Photini works at the intersections of technology and social change. Her work explores how data can be used to both reinforce and challenge inequity and power in our societies and economies. She was awarded the Charlemagne Prize Fellowship for 2020-21 for her project titled Toward Solidary European Data Spaces, where she explored the governance mechanisms of digital infrastructure and the role of data literacy in the European data economy. Photini has worked with communities that exist on the margins of the digital and creative industries to create content with them, promote their work, and unveil the inequalities of the sectors. Since 2019, Photini has been co-building the research and impact profile of Media What, an NGO committed to promoting media education through participatory media production activities that empower community voices and enhance media literacy and critical thinking.