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I am an Italian researcher currently based in Amsterdam. I completed a PhD in Cultural and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Naples “L’Orientale" with a dissertation entitled “Residual Aesthetics. Political Ecology of Matter and Re-Cycling Technologies within Contemporary Art Landscape”. My research interests are specifically located in the field of new media theory at the intersection with the transdisciplinary perspective of cultural studies and postcolonial theory. From this double perspective, I address contemporary cultural processes by probematizing the themes of difference, migration, mobility, globalization, investigated through technology, contemporary art and aesthetics. I contribute to an Italian quarterly journal of arts and culture, for which I edit the section 'Technoculture'. I am member of the Technocultures Research Unit and the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, and collaborate as researcher and curator to the Matri-Archive of the Mediterranean, a digital archive, a website and forthcoming app for mobile devices, collecting female artistic practices in and/or about the Mediterranean area.
Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Naples “L’Orientale” (Italy) The digital archive, a website and forthcoming app for mobile devices, collects female artistic practices in and/or about the Mediterranean area. I contribute to the project as an artistic researcher, curator and event organizer. I select artists and their works, write press-releases and web-content, participate in the organization of cultural events (conferences and exhibitions), and in the concept development of the project.
I helped in exhibitions setup, in welcoming and guiding visitors. I managed both the communicative and administrative functions of the project. I was responsible for supplies locating and inventory, for filing and organizing documents and receipts. I took care of PR and communication, of writing and translating press releases. I curated both internal (teamwork coordination) and external relations (interaction with cultural and political institutions), for the building of site-specific installations realized in collaboration with MADRE – Musem of contemporary Art DonnaREgina (Napoli, Italy), Fondazione Morra (Napoli, Italy), Hermann Nitsch Museum (Napoli, Italy), and Italian Ministry of Culture.
I was responsible for the organization of public events within the PhD programme in “Cultural and Postcolonial Studies”. I managed guests’ accommodation and refunding, bureaucratically mediating between guests, suppliers, and university offices.
Bilingual (Italian and English), quarterly journal of arts and cultural research for which I worked as a journalist and editor of the section “Technoculture”, and as a translator of scientific articles, interviews, poetries and literary texts.
Field research for my PhD project at the Interactive Media Lab (by the Digital Culture Unit) held by Graham Harwood (artist and lecturer in Practical Methods at the Centre for Cultural Studies)
Focus on the development of a critical approach to the relations between technologies and cultures. Research project exploring and rethinking contemporary debate on ecology, based of an interdisciplinary approach to digital technologies, new media art practices, philosophy, and scientific research. Final dissertation: “Residual Aesthetics – Political Ecology of Matter and Re-Cycling Technologies within Contemporary Art Landscapes.”