Alison Damianou

32 – Athens, Greece

What Are You Most Passionate About?

My greatest passions are my travels, my friends & family, my job and good food/drink. I live to encorporate my passions into every facet of my life, and not just persue them as hobbies. At this point in my life, I am particularly passionate about creating an alternative way for artists, designers and small scale businesses to survive the crisis in Greece. I feel particularly connected to Globetops because it provides solutions to individuals in a simple way but with potentially massive results , and thats what I am trying to do over on this side of the world with my project: www.themeetmarket.gr

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My hero is David Attenborough… he’s just the most fascinating and humble person, in my eyes. He’s travelled to every corner of the earth, has an extensive knowledge of every living organism and terrain, and that understanding and awe of our world has seemed to make him the most modest, simple and respectful personality in the public eye (for me).

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

My favorite sound is the sound of crickets on a very hot summer day in Greece. It brings me back to my childhood vacations, big sandy beaches and staying up late watching movies in the outdoor cinemas. To this day, that sound is just euphoric and reminds me that the warm months are here, and so are the night in short sleeves, days at the seaside and the true perfection of mediterranean summer

What Languages do you speak?

Englsih, Greek and a lil bit of French

What Kind of Laptop Did you Donate?

Macbook Air

Why did you pick this project ?

I was especially magnetized to him for a couple of reasons. First of all, I love textiles and especially West African textiles. I have been to Mali and Senegal, and watched first had, the process of dying fabrics and it was fascinating. Secondly, I would be overjoyed to know that the laptop has gone to an entrepreneur who seeks to employ many women with these textile skills, to improve the quality of their lives and their families lives. One laptop would benefit many people, and thats the point: to maximize the effect of a single contribution.


Lasana Sylla