Nikos Vrantsis is currently a PhD candidate in Human Geography, affiliated with the Institute of Housing and Urban Research in Uppsala. His field research is focused on the links between the emergence of vigilante groups and the socio-spatial reshufflings on the backdrop of the transformations of the Greek property and labor regime. Nikos has a background in Political Science and holds a master’s degree in Political Theory. Nikos has been working as a freelance journalist reporting on topics related to land grabs, the production of marginalization and urban housing movements. He has been an assistant researcher in projects concerning affordable housing in Greek cities. He is a member of HARTA (Housing Affordability in Real Terms Act) for the decommodification and democratic management of housing in small municipalities in Greece.
Updated June 2022
More from Nikolaos Vrantsis
Towards a political economy of violence: Property and revanchism in West Thessaloniki
Senior Landecker Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis' piece on the political economy of violence was recently published in the Radical Housing Journal.
The Housing Paradox: a new publication
Discover a new publication about the Housing Paradox in small municipalities in Greece based on the Landecker project of Nikolaos Vrantsis.
Landecker Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis - Home is a right
Humanity in Actions asks Landecker Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis to talk about his Action Project.
The (in)visibility of housing deprivation
Landecker Senior Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis delivered a presentation on housing deprivation in the municipality of Naousa from the Central Union of Greek municipalities.
Greece's hardening migration policies
In their article for LeftEast, Nikolaos Vrantsis and Alexandra Bogos unfold the evolution of Greece's migration policies.
The next step for H.A.R.T.A
For the second step of his action project, Nikolaos Vrantsis has created a detailed map of the inactive housing and abandoned resources in Naoussa.
Alfred Landecker Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis - Housing Action Day 2021
For the occasion of Housing Action Day 2021, Landecker Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis reminds us that a House is not merely a place to dwell, but the foundation for a dignified life.
The (non) housing of refugees and the myth of bearing capacity
Landecker Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis recently wrote an article for Parallaxi Magazine titled ‘The (non) housing of refugees and the myth of bearing capacity’ (‘Η (μη) στέγαση των προσφύγων και ο μύθος της φέρουσας ικανότητας’ in Greek).
Landecker Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis on property and gender based violence in Greece
Landecker Democracy Fellow Nikolaos Vrantsis wrote a commentary for the Parallaxi Magazine entitled ‘Property and gender based violence’ (‘Ιδιοκτησία και έμφυλη βία’ in Greek).
“Can cyborgs dream of social ecology” in Enlightenment and Ecology
Landecker Democracy Fellow Nikos Vrantsis contributed to the book Enlightenment and Ecology with his short piece titled "Can cyborgs dream of social ecology?"