My friends at Edgeryders, a social enterprise focused on bringing to bear collective intelligence for the betterment of the human condition (https://www.edgeryders.org/), are hiring a lead ethnographer to participate in research projects and contribute to the company’s scientific mission.
A new article of mine, titled "Future scenarios of Digital Social Innovation in urban governance. A collective discussion on the socio-political implications in Ghent", is now out (online first) in Cities! Until the 17th of February this can be freely downloaded.
On the 17th of December 2021 at 3.30 pm we are officially opening the collective garden "L'orto della SME" at the University of Turin. Founded by the EU via the “Cross-KIC New European Bauhaus Call for Regions/cities: capitalise on existing EIT Food consumer engagement projects”, the garden is now ready for everybody to enjoy it and collaborate to make it even more vibrant and partici
I have been interviewed by Jane Butler, Science and Communication Officer at the Earth System Governance Project about my new book “Digital Social Innovation. Spatial Imaginaries and Technological Resistances in Urban Governance”.
On the 26th of Nov 2021, as initial step toward the creation of our collective garden at the School of Management and Economics funded by the EIT Cross-KIC New European Bauhaus project. The event is part of the European Week for Waste Reduction (SERR) and Let’s Clean up Europe Azione di clean up @ SME - EWWR.
I'm giving my contribute during the final roundtable, titled "The challenges of the platform society" and held in Palazzo Hercolani - Bologna, as the final event of the H2020 project PLUS (Platform Labour in Urban Spaces), 2nd of Dec 2021.
I'm giving a keynote speech today, the 27th of November 2021, the Climathon Belgrade, titled “Transformation of public spaces - from gray to green. Community Support”.
I'm presenting on the 28th of October 2021 on the "A collectively designed critical research agenda on Digital Social Innovation" at the II Digital Geographies Conference: Critical perspectives on the platform economy organised by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon.
At the ESOMAS Department - UniTo we have been granted a new research position on “Sustainable cities and digital participation” for a joint project with the social innovator company Edgeryders.
Together with Laura Corazza (PI), Luca Battisti and Federico Cuomo, I are running a new urban gardening project at the University of Turin. The project aims to create within the university community of the University of Turin a living lab experience through the creation of an urban community garden (container gardening techniques) co-created and co-designed by students and university staff of the areas surrounding one of the campuses of UniTo.
On the 8th of September 2021 I am presenting my work on " Digital Social Innovation for Urban Governance in a city of trouble-makers. Place-based re-politicisaiton of the socio-digital entanglement" at the 5th International Conference Urban e-Planning organised by the University of Lisbon.
Two presentations given at the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society 2021 on participatory climate adaptation planning and the socio-political determinants of energy poverty in Europe.
My new book it out. This adopts a critical geography perspective to describe how digital social innovators communities engage with the physical and the virtual dimensions of the city and generate distinctive spatial configurations.
I am giving a presentation on "A critical geography agenda for bringing back space and spatialities in digital social innovation research" at the 2021 RGS-IBG Digital Geographies Research Group's Symposium on the 14th of June 2021.
I am presenting on the 30th of June 2021 at the EUGEO Conference 2021, in Prague and on-line, my work on a participatory scenario building conducted in the city of Ghent in 2019, during my MSCA project CROWD_USG. Together with key informants I considered the currently un-resolved shortcomings of digital participation processes in urban governance .
A new article from me and Filippo Corsini is now out in Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. We couple a Foucaultian perspective with a bibliometric maps approach to disentangle the imbroglio of digitally-enabled social innovation discourses in science publications and institutional reports.
On the 11th of June I gave a talk in the plenary sessione "Ricerche militanti e partecipative nella geografia del cibo" [Militant and participatory research in the geography of food] during the conference Geografia e Cibo [Geography and Food].
On the 9th of June I am presenting our research (with Paolo Giaccaria), titled "The creative tension between co-optation and resistance: myth or reality? Insights from urban gardeners’ experience in Rome" at the H2020 RECOMS project's conference.
As part of my course in Global Economic Systems at the University of Turin-ESOMAS, dr. Alessandro Tinti (University of Rome "La Sapienza") has given a compelling seminar titled "Crude Power. The political ecology of oil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq"
The Annual Conference of the Science, Technology and Society 2021 organised by the Graz University of Technology, the Inter-Disciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute of Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) is taking place online on the 3rd and 4th of May 2021. Amongst the several interesting sessions, I am chairing the B.1 Social Innovation Cha(lle)nging Digital Urban Governance stream.