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.
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.