Alexis Kalagas

Alexis Kalagas is an urban strategist and writer. Previously a foreign policy advisor with the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, he spent four years at the interdisciplinary design practice Urban-Think Tank, working on housing and inclusive urban development projects in Europe, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. Inspired by time living in Zürich and London, he has a particular interest in scalable alternative development models for affordable housing, including the role of digital innovation. He has explored these themes as a Harvard GSD Richard Rogers Fellow, a finalist in the City of Sydney’s Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge, and as a participant in the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism (with TEN).

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.