Senior Research Associate, Technical University of Berlin
I am an interdisciplinary researcher, experienced in working internationally with different stakeholders. Since 2016, I have been the inventor and principal Investigator of Hush City. My research is applied to real-world problems and focuses on the immaterial and sensorial components of the urban environment, that I study through a context-sensitive participatory approach, characterised by ethnographic methods and the use of mobile technology. My research has impacted on policy-making, it is featured in documents issued by the City Council of Berlin and the European Commission, and it was funded by a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, a Marie Curie Fellowship (Ipodi Program – TU Berlin) and a HEAD-Genuit Foundation Research Grant.
Since 2010, I have been teaching internationally in the area of urban design and planning, using creative methods and constantly updating my teaching profile. I am a registered architect (IT) and I hold a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Territorial Planning from the University of Florence (IT, 2010) with doctoral studies conducted at MIT (Cambridge, USA).