Culture 3.0 and Performing Heritage are the main concepts of Siena candidacy project as 2019 European Capital of Culture. Here’s an overview on this new landscape (and the chances to going deep, of course!). Continue reading Performing Heritage and Culture 3.0 in practice: the Siena 2019 experience
A teaching experiment for Harvard University (2016).
Here’s the syllabus of the course “Italian 184: Storytelling and Innovation: The Narrative Foundations of the Creative Economy“.
The aim of this course is to explore recent literature that examines the origins of narrative and fiction from a bio-cultural point of view, taking into account recent findings in human evolution studies and evolutionary game theory. Starting from this literature, the course highlights the role of narrative and fiction in the social innovation and change phenomena, in the context of the emerging creative economy, with particular emphasis on the phenomenon of the creative city. Continue reading Invisible Cities: Evolutionary foundations of narrative and fiction, and their applications to social change, innovation, and the creative economy
We carry out a critical analysis of current participation practices in urban regeneration processes. Many concrete examples suffer from major flaws in terms of instrumental or ineffective involvement of parts of the community, and especially of the weakest and most deprived constituencies, at the advantage of more affluent andexperienced ones, which are familiar enough with institutionalized public decision making to surf and manipulate the deliberation dynamics at their own advantage. Continue reading Beyond the rhetoric of participation: New challenges and prospects for inclusive urban regeneration
Here’s Re:thinking Culture’s keywords 😉