A new short contributes of mine on Laura Conti’s legacy has been published on SapereAmbiente and can be accessed here: “Con gli occhi di Laura. Uno sguardo scomodo sul presente”.
On the 31st of March, 4-6 pm, I am taking part in the event in memory of Laura Conti, one of the most important italian ecologists (whose work is at the base of the EU Seveso Directive). The event (in italian) is organised by the online review SapereAmbiente and everybody is invited to join.
I am organising and will chair with Michela Lazzaroni a session on Piattaforme digitali, cibo e città [Digital platforms, food and the city] during the next online conference “Geography and Food” by the Italian Society of Geographical Studies. The conference will be held on the 10/11 June 2021 ( 9am-7pm) via webex.
On the 4th of February I’m giving a lecture to illustrate the origins, the development and the current transformation of the environmental movement in the Western World, following a decade of decline characterised by the apparent death of the environmentalism.
On the 28th of February, I’m giving a lecture on The Social Consequences of Climate Change during the training school “Per un approccio consapevole ad una contrattazione ambientalmente, socialmente ed economicamente sostenibile.”
A short presentation of my research plan has been published on social media channels of the Department of Economic and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Turin.
On Friday January 22nd at 8 AM Pacific / 11 AM Eastern / 5 PM Europe I am discussing my research agenda on a critical geography of DSI at the Earth System Governance “New Technologies taskforce” webinar session.
The proceedings of the Conference of the IX Giornata di Studio “Oltre la globalizzazione” organised by the Società di Studi Geografici and titled “Boundaries/Confini” are now online.
Today, at the Decima Giornata di studio in Geografia economico-politica, I run the sessione “Dalla Geografia Digitale alle Geografie (critiche) del Digitale: dove siamo arrivati?” together with Antonello Romano and Paolo Giaccaria.
Selected hardcovers at Palgrave MacMillan on sale at a discount rate through Dec 31, 2020, including my Postenvironmentalism. A Material Semiotic Perspective on Living Spaces, 2016.
WG1 report of the EU project Energy Shift on renewable energy and social science research is now out.
As part of the Festival “Terra Madre”, on the 25th of Nov. 2020 at 4pm CET the new volume “Lo spazio delle politiche locali del cibo: esperienze, temi e prospettive” is debated during Terra Madre Festival – accessible online.
Today, I gave an Introductory presentation on the meaning and debated definition of Energy Justice in scholarly research t the CEDEC Virtual Annual Congress.
Can critical forms of social innovation answer Swyngedow’s interrogative about what happens after the momentum of outspoken rebellion gestures? Can these give substance to the claims expressed in the extra-ordinary events?
We have launched today a new call for papers for a Special issue on Digital Platforms and Socio-Spatial Justice in the (post-)pandemic city in Digital Geography and Society.
I have been invited by ASUD. Ecologia and Cooperazione NGO to give a lecture during the first level Master in Environmental Humanities held at the University La Sapienza, Rome (module on Environmental Conflicts and Climate Crisis).
Our new co-edited (me, Mark Dyer and Antonella Passani) special issue of Urban Planning is finally out. It includes a compelling collection of papers dealing with the role of social innovators in urban planning and design.
From the 5th to the 9th of October 2020 I am joining colleagues from all over Europe in the DigiTranScope Autumn Institute 2020 titled Governance of Digitally Transformed Societies, a research project of the JRC (Joint Research Centre), Centre for Advanced Studies at the European Commission.
Today is the first day of our International Workshop “Quietly Standing Out” organised by Université de Montreal that invite international scholars to join a collective discussion on the alternatives forms of socio-political engagement (from do-it- yourself and lifestyle politics to day-to-day citizen experiments, quiet activism and self- governance).
My new article, tited “Digital Social Innovation and Urban Space: A critical geography agenda” is forthcoming in a special issue of Urban Planning (vol.5/4) on The City of Digital Social Innovators. It claims we need a critical geographical perspective to appreciate the spatial, social and poltical implications of Digital Social Innovation, and proposes a research agenda toward it.