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Filomena Fittipaldi

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCommunications Manager - Project Manager - Social Media Manager

About me

Project, event, and communication manager for the cultural and non-profit sector, social enterprises, and design start-ups. Freelancer at the moment, I love exploring different working fields and I am always looking for new challenges and possibilities to grow. My latest projects follow my passion for art and technology, food and craft, and interculturalism. I am a proud member of the Cultural Innovators Network’s Steering Committee, where I coordinate the community development and communications departments. Italian, I have lived in Italy, Germany, Lebanon and UK, still happily uncertain where to go next.

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Event Coordination
  • Communications
  • Social Media Management
  • Community Management
  • Research
  • Visual Communication
  • Concept and Ideation
  • Organizational Skills
  • Team Management

Work history

Currently

Project Coordinator and Communication Manager

Cultural Innovators Network

Apr 2016
  • Freelance
  • Since I joined the Cultural Innovators Network (CIN), I have been involved in several activities with different roles. I have been a member of this community of more that 150 cultural managers, artists, and activists from the Euro-Mediterranean region, since 2014. Later on, I have been elected in CIN Steering Committee and have coordinated the Community Management and Communications departments, specifically building a digital platform for members to meet virtually, share knowledge, and co-produce cross-border and inter-disciplinary projects with social impact. Since June 2016, I have been hired as Project Coordinator and Communication Manager for the CIN project "Culture Open Source". Within this role (ending in October 2017), I have coordinated a research on participatory practices in the cultural field, three local mapping workshops in Serbia, Greece, and Jordan, the preparation of a toolkit for cultural organisation around the topic of participation, and a final unconference in Berlin, three days of workshops for 60 participants, as well as plenary debates, performances, and exhibitions open to the public.

2016

Freedom of Expression Programme Coordinator

Lawyers for Justice in Libya

Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • During my year at Lawyers for Justice in Libya, I have coordinated the programme focused on freedom of expression, advocating for and assisting Libyan artists, media practitioners, and civil society representatives, still working in Libya or in the diaspora. Given my background more related to cultural projects and international relations, rather than strictly law, I have joined the team of lawyers to develop activities more targeted at the specific groups mentioned above. Among the various activities, I have organised art contests for amateur artists to depict human rights in Libya, an art exhibition in Tunis for Libyan photographers, a capacity building workshop for Libyan media practitioners and civil society representatives, and a digital platform for peer-learning and advocacy for media ethics in Libya. I have also worked on periodic publications on freedom of expression for the Libyan broad public, transforming sometimes complex legal concept in a format accessible to everyone.

2015

Project Developer and Coordinator

Interactive Diaries

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Full Time
  • In 2014 I have worked on the developement and realisation of Interactive Diaries, a project using art and the internet technologies to allow artists from different part of the world to work together virtually, enhance intercultural dialogue and understanding, and spark discussion on sensitive topics. Throughout the year I have worked with a team of 3 people based in Italy, Serbia, and Egypt, and other artists and consultants depending on the different activities in place, to develop ways for artists to work together virtually and initially anonymously so they wouldn't be affected by their prejudice and cultural stereotypes they might have. I have worked on the curation and theme proposal for each "art dialogue" and the experimentation of different tools involving illustration, sound art, and photography. I have additionally curated three final simultaneous exhibitions in Rome, Belgrade and Cairo.

2013

Project Developer

Nahnoo

Mar 2013 - May 2013
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Internship
  • During my internship at Nahnoo, I have assisted the team in the concept development of future projects and drafted several grant proposals. I have also supported the advocacy campaign "Horsh Beirut" and organised some capacity building activities for local young volunteers.

Education

2012

Master of Arts (MA), International Relations

Universitá La Sapienza

Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
  • Italy
  • Specialisation in History of the Middle East and North Africa

2008

1 Year Erasmus Programm

Universität Regensburg

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008
  • Regensburg, Germany
  • Philosophy, Sociology, European Law, International Private Law, Economics, German, Spanish

2009

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science

Universitá La Sapienza

Sep 2006 - Nov 2009
  • Italy
  • History, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, International Law, Private and Public Law, Economics, Political Philosophy, English, German, Spanish