ecu·me·nop·o·lis \ˌekyəmə̇ˈnäpələs, 

From Greek oikoumenē world + -o- + -polis

The word was invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future urban areas and megalopolies would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous worldwide city.



Photo by Alex Charambidis

I am Achilles Hekimoglou, a former journo. I am based in Athens, Greece and I love to travel.

I’ve made this website to share with you pictures and ideas for the future.

After all, this is the age of cities.

Currently I’m working in corporate affairs at Vodafone Greece. I’m really interested in Industry 4.0, the vision for the Gigabit Society and the rise of the machines.

This “brave new world” will bring challenges for labor and it will definitely disrupt the way we design our cities and live our lives.

My past life #1 was all about newspapers. I worked at “To Vima”- one of the most prestigious newspapers in this side of Europe for 9 years. I’ve covered all kinds of social and economic issues and I gained useful experience by covering Transport & ICT for almost 5 years.

When I left “To Vima”, I had published around 2.700 articles – in case you’re curious

My past life #2 was all about music and the radio. Back in my home town Thessaloniki I worked as a radio producer for 5 years at 88,5 FM and as a DJ for more than 8 years. I’m really proud for having discovered some of the best musicians in Greece.

I really like photography – I am a self-taught hobbyist. I have an Instagram account only for smartphones

My other hobby is history. Especially the history of visual propaganda.