Global academic scholar and educator, public space passionate activist, urban designer and social entrepreneur.
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
My research, teaching and practice focus on public space, both on the understanding of the theoretical concept and on the design of physical places, with a multidisciplinary and sensitive context-based approach. My expertise is grounded in extensive cross-disciplinary investigation, strategically connected to contemporary urban issues, undertaken in Europe, Middle East, USA, Asia and Australia. My critical understanding and research have been recognized at the international stage as being innovative and meaningful, especially in making academic discussions accessible to a large, often non-expert, audience through art-based projects and networking activities aimed at public engagement.
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
City Space Architecture organizes conferences, workshops, exhibitions, public debates and events on public space, engaging scholars, professionals, policy makers and city managers, artists, activists and citizens. We promote public space culture, through education, design, practice, research and publications. We work globally with major institutions and Universities. We have a vast volunteer base and people at the highest levels in several countries that have actively participated in our projects.
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
The Journal of Public Space, the first, interdisciplinary, academic, open access journal entirely dedicated to public space. It was established by City Space Architecture in 2015 in partnership with UN-Habitat, I'm the Founder and Editor in Chief. The first issue was launched in 2016 at the Habitat III conference in Quito. Eight issues have been already published and are available online as open access content. Starting from 2019, The Journal of Public Space will have two academic partners: KTH-CFP Royal Institute of Technology Centre for the Future of Places based in Stockholm, Sweden, and RMIT University based in Melbourne, Australia.