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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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Franziska Füller

Researcher

Urban and regional developer, focuses on developing new perspectives and perceptions on (urban) spaces. In doing so, she organizes low-threshold participation processes that use creative methods to address predominantly disadvantaged groups such as homeless people or marginalized young people.

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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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Chiara De Grandi

Researcher

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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Lucia Vecchi

Researcher

Architect, MA in Landscape architecture. Currently working in landscape design, public space dynamization and graphic design projects, besides being a cultural activist in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona

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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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Antonio Gioia

Visiting researcher

urbanist, M.Sc at IUAV, Venice. In the recent years he researched about community-based experiences of urban management and development and the role of spatial capital. He worked with Mumbai based think thank Urbz, and wrote about the rise of urban common in Naples, Italy.

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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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Cinzia D’Emidio

Designer

Visual and Graphic Designer, Architect and Researcher in Activism, Design and Urban Development.

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Jim MacNeil

visiting researcher

Jim has a PhD in urban studies (sociology) from the University of Milano-Bicocca. His thesis titled “Stepping Outside the Ivory Tower: the role of community-based research in transformation and social change” was focused on research groups (Tesserae and Mapping San Siro) using action-based approaches, instead of the traditional passive research role, to empower communities 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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Angelo Bastianelli Scaramussa

Intern

Master student in International Management at University of Trento, Italy, he has worked with digital marketing, development credit for micro and small companies and researched the role of human capital in the economic growth, as well as the processes of economic geographies of financialization in Brazilian regions.   CV.Angelo.BastianelliScaramussa  

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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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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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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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