On the 4th of October 2022 at Orto della Sme, the Library of the School of Management and Economics - UniTo (BEM) is organising a swap party on the occasion of the World Gift Day.
At the Open Living Lab Days 2022 organised by ENOLL, Samantha Cenere presented our research in-progress on "Sustainable cities and digital participation".
The DIGGEO@ESOMAS Research Group and the ORTO della SME are participating to the European Researchers' Night 2023 in Turin on the 30th of September and 1st of October 2023.
On Friday 23rd September I am presenting the Orto della SME experience (on behalf of my great companions, too) at “INNOVEIT Berlin: Building the New European Bauhaus”, as part of the EIT INNOVEIT serie, Climate-KIC.
On the 31st of August 2022 I'm presenting my work with Paolo Giaccaria on rethinking social innovation at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022.
I just launched a call for chapters for a prospective collection of contributions on "Digital (Un)Sustainabilities. Promises, contradictions and pitfalls of digital societies". Please do get in contact in case you want to discuss your ideas and feel free to circulate the call in and outside of the geography field!
During my short visiting at the Institute for Advanced Studies - Science Technology and Society Unit, TU Graz, where I am a Fellow since October 2020, on the 18th of May 2022 I gave a seminar on "Digital Social Innovation (and where to find it)" and are having inspiring networking experience, thanks to the director prof. Gunter Getzinger, linking technological innovation and sustainability transition.
The Responsible Management Research Center - REMARC, University of Pisa, is hosting the online seminar "Global patterns of business responsibility and government complicity in Environmental Rights-based Socio-Environmental Conflicts. A quali-quantitative analysis", by Chiara Certomà (ESOMAS, University of Turin) & Federico Martellozzo (DISEI, University of Florence). May 5, 2022, 14 CET. The presentation based on a paper by Chiara Certomà (ESOMAS, University of Turin) , Federico Martellozzo (DISEI, University of Florence), Stefania Benetti (University of Milan - Bicocca), Roberta Gemmiti (MEMOTEF, University of Rome “La Sapienza”)
We are advertising a 1-yearPost-doc position [Assegno di ricerca] that will work with a vibrant and welcoming multidisciplinary research team on the EU project “Network of Laboratories for Civic Technologies Co-Production: Digital Services for the Public Administrations of the future” (NLAB4CIT).
The European Cultural Foundation in collaboration with Krytyka Polityczna in Warsaw just issued a collection of brief essays titled "Our city, our home. Eleven essays against the forces of displacement in European cities", edited by Charlie Tims. Together with several inspiring contributions, this also includes my chapter on "Political Gardening. The rise of urban gardening is a way of contesting space"
With the DIGGEO@ESOMAS I am proposing a call for papers for the next RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2022 (30th August- 2nd September). The session is intended to explore the controversial topic of Digital Sustainability in the ecological transition age (see the call below).
The DIGGEO@ESOMAS lab is leading a session dedicated to "Digital participation in urban governance. Advancing critical explorations on space, spatialities and socio-technological assemblages" during the workshop on Geography and Technology organised by the Società di Studi Geografici.
On the 24th of February 2022, together with Martin Sondermann (ARL - Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association), I am giving a presentation titled "Between justice theory and physical realities: urban gardening and cultures of spatial planning" at the AESOP Annual conference TG Ethics, Values and Planning - Operationalizing the Just City (Dortmund and online), chaired by Stefano Cozzolino & Arend Jonkman.
I am among the researchers (and the paper's authors) who took part in the EU Energy Shift project that served as a base for the new paper titled "Beyond technology: A research agenda for social sciences and humanities research on renewable energy in Europe", published on Energy Research and Social Science and freely downloadable for 50 days at https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ebwM7tZ6ZxQin
The publication of an entirely revised version of the insightful text book "Political Economic Geography" has been announced by Pearson publisher. This include my chapter proposing a critical desciption of environmental transition, from the roots of western environmental thinking throught its mainstreaming and failure, up to the recent urban political ecology perspective.
The Orto della SME has been invited by Zappata Romana to take part in training labs for gardeners funded by the project Seminati. Labs will take place one for month until Dec 2022 and will be held in Rome collective gardens, with the possibility for remote participation (if interested write to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The proceedings of the Decima Giornata di studio in Geografia economico-politica, titled "Oltre la globalizzazione - Feedback" (University of Florence, Dec. 2020) are now out and free for downloading by the Società di Studi Geografici.
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