Stadt- und Regionalökonomie

Dr. Dimitris Pettas

Einrichtung TU Berlin
Sekretariat B 4
Adresse Hardenbergstraße 40 a
10623 Berlin
ProjektPlatform economy through assemblages. The development of short-term rental markets in Athens, Greece and Berlin, Germany (DweLinks)


Dr. Dimitris Pettas holds a diploma from the University of Thessaly (Department of Urban and Regional Planning), an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (Department of Geography) and a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens (School of Architecture). He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Regional Development Institute (Panteion University), the National Technical Univeristy of Athens and the Research Centre for the Humanities. He has also been a lecturer in the Social and Solidarity Economy postgraduate programme at the Hellenic Open University. His research interests include the study of: the social production of public space, the development of platform economy and its impact on urban environment, the role of power relations and agency in modes of urban governance, the emergence and borader transformative potentionalities of grassroots collaborative and social/ solidarity economy initiatives, the exploration and comparative analysis of epistemological and ontological approaches concerning the production of urban environment and urban life.

since 10/2020Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (IF) Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, Technical University of Berlin (TUB) Project: Platform economy through assemblages. The development of short-term rental markets in Athens, Greece and Berlin, Germany (DweLinks).
04/2020 – 09/2020Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Project: The co-production of urban space: the case of co-working spaces in a transnational (Greece, UK and Germany) case study approach (Urban CO-WORK).
08/2019 – 02/2020Researcher Urban Environment Laboratory, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens. Project: Exploration of spatial strategies towards the connection and operative upgrading of public spaces in the municipality of Zografou, Greece.
01/2019 – 12/2019Postdoctoral Researcher Research Center for the Humanities, Athens Project: Socio-spatial effects of the Airbnb short term rentals in the city of Athens.
10/2018 – 02/2020Adjunct Lecturer Hellenic Open University, School of Social Sciences Programme: MSc in Social and Solidarity Economy


Arampatzi A., Kouki H. and Pettas D. (2022) Re-thinking solidarity movements as infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis: insights from Athens. Social Movement Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2022.2134108.
Pettas D., Dagkouli-Kyriakoglou M. and Arampatzi A. (2022) LGBTQ+ housing vulnerability in Greece: Intersectionality, coping strategies and the role of solidarity networks. Housing Studies. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2022.2092600.
Thodos G. and Pettas D. (2022) Collective claims for housing: The Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen movement in Berlin. Synchrona Themata, 155/ 156, 138-142 (In Greek).
Dagkouli-Kyriakoglou M., Tulumello S., Cocola-Gant A., Iacovone C. and Pettas D. (2022) Digital mediated short-term rentals in the (post-) pandemic city. Digital Geography and Society. DOI: 10.1016/j.diggeo.2022.100028.
Avdikos V. and Pettas D. (2021) The new topologies of collaborative workspace assemblages between the market and the commons. Geoforum 121, 44-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.02.012.
Pettas D., Avdikos V., Iliopoulou E. and Karavasili I. (2021) “Insurrection is not a spectacle”: Experiencing and contesting touristification in Exarcheia, Athens. Urban Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2021.1888521.
Pettas D. and Daskalaki M. (2021) Solidarity and collective forms of social reproduction: The social and political legacy of Syntagma Square, Athens. Social and Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2021.1901973.
Balampanidis D., Maloutas T., Papatzani E. and Pettas D. (2019) Informal urban regeneration as a way out of the crisis? Airbnb in Athens and its effects on space and society. Urban Research & Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2019.1600009.
Pettas D. (2019) Power relations, conflict and everyday life in urban public space. CΙΤY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action 23 (2), 222-244. DOI: 10.1080/13604813.2019.1615763.
Pettas D. (2018) Struggles against exclusion in Exarcheia Square, Athens. Territorio 86, 157-166. DOI: 10.3280/TR2018-086020.
Pettas D. (2017) The production of space under the condition of conflict. In Maloutas T. and Spirellis S. (eds.) Athens Social Atlas [Available in English, French, and Greek, at].
Pettas D. (2016) Immigrants’ presence in confrontational public space: The case of Agios Panteleimonas Square. Geographies: A biannual review on spatial issues 27, 137 – 153 (In Greek).
Pettas D. (2015) Public space as a field of urban struggle: Everyday life practices as the outcome of power relations. The Greek Review of Social Research 144, 135 – 140. DOI: 10.12681/grsr.9133.
Avdikos V. and Pettas D. (forthcoming) Urban Coworking Assemblages: reflections on labour arrangements and local development. Springer Publications.
Avdikos V., Merkel J. and Pettas D. (Eds.) (forthcoming) Coworking spaces: Alternative topologies and transformative potentials. Springer Publications.
Amanatidou E., Anthopoulou T., Arvanitidis P., Gritzas G., Nikolaidou S., Pettas D., Tzekou E. and Varvarousis A. (forthcoming) Spatial development through the prism of social and solidarity economy. Kallipos Publications (In Greek).
Balampanidis D., Papatzani E. and Pettas D. (2021) Airbnb in the city: An opportunity or a threat? Athens: Polis Publications. ISBN: 9789604356928 (In Greek).
Pettas D. (2018) Public space, cities & power. Athens: The Colleagues' Publications. ISBN: 9789609797702 (In Greek).
Pettas D. and Travlou P. (forthcoming) Tensions around housing in the collaborative economy: Resisting against platform capitalism in Athens. In Travlou P. and Ciolfi L. (Eds.) Ethnographies of Collaborative Economies across Europe: Understanding Sharing and Caring. London: Ubiquity Press.
Balampanidis D., Papatzani E. and Pettas D. (2019) The effects of Airbnb in Athens: Urban space, housing and society. In: Kourahanis N. (ed.) Housing and Society: Problems, Policies and social movements. Athens: Dionikos Publications. ISBN: 9789606619915 (In Greek).
Pettas D. (2019) The role of symbolic constructions in the production of public space. In: Public Space + (collective). Athens: Ianos Publications. ISBN: 9786185141592 (In Greek).
Avdikos V., Gaitanidis L., Kalogeresis A., Kostopoulou E., Merkel J., Michailidou M., Papageorgiou A., Pettas D. and Tselepi N. (2022) Policy Brief 1: Coworking trends in Athens and the impact on the city. UrbanCoWork Project. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20401.66403