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Laura Colini

Senior Researcher

Architect, PhD in Urban, Regional and Environmental Design, with a Post-Doc Marie-Curie. Her research covers urban regeneration and governance, financialisation, housing, urban inequalities and inclusion, public participation and participatory media.

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Lorenzo Tripodi

Senior Researcher

Architect, holds a PhD in Urban, Regional and Environmental Design, complemented by a steady practice of urban divagations as an artist and an activist. He works as an independent researcher and a consultant in urbanism and as a film-maker. His principal research interests are in regeneration and conflicts of public space, integrated sustainable urban development, […]

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Michael Rostalski

Researcher

Carpenter, Architect , PhD in Urban planning, Community development and Participation processes. His work and research is on processes of urban and community development with the focus on formal and informal modes of participation. He has experience for more than 10 years in applied research and in planning, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of projects. Furthermore, […]

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Manuela Conti

Designer

Manuela Conti, is architect, designer, photographer and film maker. Co-founder of the ogino:knauss collective, has developed since 1994 innovative media formats and explorative urban practices. As a photographer has an intense activity documenting transformations of the global urban landscape. Her cinematic production includes feature and documentary films, video installation and vjing.

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Giovanni Fiamminghi

Researcher

Gratuated in 2013 in “Architecure for the City” at IUAV, is Phd Doctor in the program “Planning and Urban Public Politics” at the Iuav School of Doctorate Studies, since 2018. His research investigates the relations between space, languages and practice, focusing on the situations of anomie and exceptionality, using a transdisciplinary approach and trying to […]

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Daniele Tognozzi

Researcher

Visual artist, urban researcher and MA Raumstrategien Space Strategy student at the KHB Weißensee. His main interest lies in art in public space, contested spaces, and the right to the city.

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Sergio Segoloni

Designer / developer

Sergio Segoloni, graphic designer, software artisan. Co-founder of k—labo, collaborates since 2006 with the Ogino Knauss collective, crafting digital media and tools.

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Jim MacNeil

visiting researcher

A PhD student in Urban Studies at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Jim is working on his thesis that deals with examining the participatory processes of urban regeneration in peripheral/ disadvantaged neighbourhoods: from the initial collection of data and mapping of the neighbourhood and its resources through innovative techniques, to the renovation of urban spaces and […]

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Vicky Kiefer

Researcher

Cultural researcher, degrees in Linguistics, Gender Studies, Aesthetics and Art Technology in Marburg, Zaragoza and Berlin. Final project in art sociology on the periphery of the field of cultural production in post-socialist Germany. Experience in the fields of art education, public relations, cultural management in non-commercial art spaces such as HALLE 14, GfZK Leipzig and […]

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Chiara De Grandi

Intern

Architect, attending a post-graduate master on Urban Regeneration and social innovation at IUAV, Venice. She developed her studies on sustainable design and urban redevelopment, she’s now focusing on urban research about regeneration policies and practices for social and spatial inclusion.

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Cinzia D’Emidio

Intern

Architect and Visual Designer, attending a post-graduate master on Urban Regeneration and Social Innovation at IUAV, Venice, Italy. She developed her studies on visual design and urban redevelopment, she’s now focusing on urban research about the use of design and media to support participative practices and community building, and in collaborating in the organization of […]

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Silvia Assalini

Intern

MA student in Sociology and Social research in Trento, she is currently working on her thesis dealing with urban soundscape and publicness perception. Interested in social dynamics in urban contexts and in art as driver for urban resilience, outside the academia she get involved with theatre and radio projects.

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Giovanna Roncuzzi

Intern

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