Leandros Savvides

  • Doctoral StudentLeandros Savvides

Contact Details

email: ls326@le.ac.uk

Supervisors

Dr Martin Corbett and Dr Dimitris Papadopoulos

Brief Biography

Leandros Savvides completed his Bachelor degree at MMU on International Politics/Sociology (2011), and then received an MA on Social and Political Thought from the University of Sussex (2012). He subsequently worked for a year in Cyprus, employed at a nationwide NGO dealing with migration and issues of equality and integration of refugees in the Cypriot society, before joining the University of Leicester this year. He is the producer of the film “Evaporating Borders” (2013), which has incorporated much of his work on migration and the issue of refugees in Cyprus during the past year.

Research Interests

Leandros' research thesis “3D printing: politics, hacking and innovation between industry and hobbyism” is an exploration into the dynamics behind the rise and utilisation of the technology by a) large mass manufacturing corporations and b) non-proprietary resilient spaces of co-production, between working and play. His research interests include technology and its place in contemporary work and society, alternative and resilient organisations/economies, technoscience and utopian studies, and digital economy. His research involve fieldwork and a theoretical interdisciplinary approach towards 3D printing - not only as a tool, but more importantly as social relations as well as relations of production - across  a spectrum that encompasses social and political theory in conjunction with critical management studies

  • Science and Technology studies
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Organisation Studies
  • Innovation Studies
  • Political Economy

Conferences

The scientific management of migration in Cyprus: the racialisation of labor, with Constantinos Constantinou, Historical Materialism, London,UK: November 6-9, 2014
3D printing: politics, hacking and innovation between industry and hobbyism, What is so Critical?, Leicester,UK: September 16-17, 2014
Social Capitalism? A Marxist critique of cooperatives in a capitalist system, Anarchist Studies 3rd International Conference, Loughborough,UK: September 3-5, 2014

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