Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Ph.D. has both an academic and an activist profile and is affiliated with the School of Architecture at NTUA. He is actively involved with the current local and global debate around the commons and the fight of reclaiming places in the city as common goods. Dr. Anastasopoulos researches and writes regularly about alternative communities and urban movements, public space, the crisis state and the commons. He investigates systems, emergence and complexity theories among his research interests as a means towards understanding urban and social formations. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between the ecocommunities movement and the urban social movements of the last two decades to the present. Since 2014 he has been developing a network of researchers around case studies of ports of air and water in transition (see https://themetworkshop.wordpress.com/ and http://portsintransition.wixsite.com/network).