Faidon Papadakis

Helsinki / Athens

PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Faidon Papadakis is a PhD candidate in the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki, and a researcher at the Centre for the Social Study of Microbes. His doctoral research focuses on composting as a practice within urban gardening. Through ethnographic fieldwork with urban gardeners in Athens and Helsinki, Faidon’s research investigates the ways that composting, as a practice embedded in intentional, everyday multispecies engagements, involves skills for noticing, caring and controlling; comprising ways of knowing and thinking microbes and other nonhumans in urban landscapes.

Research interests: composting, urban gardening, multispecies ethnography, interdisciplinary methods, posthumanist theory