Dr. Leandros Savvides │

Business Management / Administration

Co-ordinator of Global College BM/A program |
Chief Editor (Global College Research Center)


My research interests include science and technology and its place in contemporary work and society, alternative and resilient organisations/economies such as the Circular Economy, Technoscience and Utopian Studies, Cultural Theory, and digital economy. My research thesis “3D printing: politics, material hacking and grassroots innovation” is an exploration into the dynamics behind the rise and utilization of the technology by a) large mass manufacturing corporations and b) non-proprietary resilient spaces of co-production, between working and play. My thesis research involved fieldwork along with 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.

Research Methods: Qualitative (Technography, Ethnographic methods, Action Research, Discourse Analysis, Ground Theory, Theoretical approaches: Actor Network Theory, Dialectical Materialism)


  • Business Organisations and Environments in a Global Context (BSc) – University of Roehampton
  • Managing People and Careers (BSc) – University of Roehampton
  • HR Business Partnering (MBA) – University of Roehampton
  • Sustainable Business Strategy (MBA) – University of Roehampton
  • International Management (BA) – Global College
  • Research Project (BA) – Global College
  • Strategic Management (BA) – Global College

Administrative responsibilities

  • Global College Research Centre – Chief Editor
  • Global College – Co-ordinator of Business Management/Administration progra


  • Supervisor to Alexandros Charalambous, MBA students │ University of Roehampton


  • Book: 3D printing: Politics, material hacking and grassroots innovation (In preparation)

Conference speaks and presentations

  • The role of Hackerspaces and maker culture in contemporary techno-politics, Historical Materialism, Athens, 2-5 May, 2019
  • Hackerspaces as spaces of representation, CPPEC, European University Nicosia, 30 August – 2 September, 2018
  • Heterotopias of productive resistance and living, Megacities and Development, Cairo, June 2018
  • 3D printing in Hackerspaces as heterotopias of production, FSCONS conference, Gothenburg, November 7, 2015
  • 3D printing: utopian visions, work, futures, Appropriating science and technology for societal change, Nordic Summer University, Gothenburg, 27 February – 1 March, 2015
  • The scientific management of migration in Cyprus: the racialisation of labor, with Constantinos Constantinou, Historical Materialism, London, November 6-9, 2014
  • 3D printing: politics, hacking and innovation between industry and hobbyism, what is so Critical? Leicester, September 16-17, 2014
  • Social Capitalism? A Marxist critique of cooperatives in a capitalist system, AS 3rd International Conference, Loughborough, September 3-5, 2014

Conferences organized

  • Critical Perspectives on Politics, Economy and Culture, 30 August – 2 September 2018, European University, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Member of the organizing committee of Free/Libre Technologies, Arts and the Commons: An Unconference about Art, Design, Technology, Making, Cities and their Communities, 30 May – 1 June 2019, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Professional and Organization memberships

  • Member of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • Member of European Association for the studies of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • Founding member of Critical Perspectives on Politics, Economy and Culture

Funded Public Presentations and workshops

  • Delivered a two-day workshop “Making and connecting in a disconnected world: Hackerspaces as representations of techno-social politics in contemporary capitalist realism” and “How to create a hackerspace” (+ a report) for Phygital UNRF workshop, 11 and 13 October 2018. The event was funded by the University of Nicosia Research Foundation.

Funded research publications

  • “AT THE LIMEN: The implementation of the return directive in Italy, Cyprus and Spain” for EACEA – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • ENAR Shadow Report 2011-2012 “Racism and related discriminatory practices in Cyprus” for European Network Against Racism
  • eMore Project – Hate speech online (Cyprus) 2018

Film and Photography

Evaporating Borders

Producer, collaborating with Iva Radivojevic | Abstract: A visual essay in five parts, Evaporating Borders is told through a series of vignettes and explores the lives of asylum seekers and political refugees on the island of Cyprus Film Website: http://www.evaporatingborders.com/

Hail Hail Freedom in Cyprus

Associate producer working with Iva Radivojevic | Abstract: On the island of Cyprus, the filmmaker Iva Radivojevic explores how the economic crisis has contributed to a rise in hostility toward immigrants. This piece was part of collaboration with New York Times.

Selected Opinion Essays

  • Με Χρίστο Κωστόπουλο – Πληροφόρηση και ιδεολογία στο νέο τεχνολογικό περιβάλλον, 9 Μαρτίου, 2016, δημοσιεύθηκε στον “Διάλογο”
  • Με Δάφνη Μαγγαλούση – Νταβός: 4η βιομηχανική επανάσταση  7 Φεβράρη, 2016, δημοσιεύθηκε στον “Διάλογο”
  • Με Χάρη Γεροσίδερη – Κλιματική Αλλαγή, πολιτική και ασφάλεια: με αφορμή το COP21 στο Παρίσι, Dec 6, 2015, δημοσιεύθηκε στον “Διάλογο”
  • Τα έξυπνα κινητά ως πλατφόρμες και νέα πεδία κερδοσκοπίας, 10 Γενάρη, 2016, δημοσιεύθηκε στον “Διάλογο”
  • Ένας χρόνος στο διάστημα, 2 Νοεμβρίου, 2015, δημοσιεύθηκε στον “Διάλογο”
  • Επιστήμη, Τεχνολογία και κοινωνικο-οικονομικό σύστημα 5 Οκτώβρη, 2015