Digital (Un)sustainabilities. Call for chapters

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!

Innovation for Sustainability at IAS-STS in Graz

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.

Seminar “Global patterns of business responsibility and government complicity in environmental rights-based socio-environmental conflicts”

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”)

Eleven essays against the forces of displacement in European cities

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"

“Between justice theory and physical realities” at the AESOP TG Operationalizing the Just City

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.

“Political and Economic Geography” text book now out

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.

Rural City Labs starting soon

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

Now out on Geographies of the Digital

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.

Opening of our collective garden “L’orto della SME” @UniTo

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

Clean up our collective garden @ UniTo

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.

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