Research Profile

I hold a Joint PhD in Art and Technology (Paris 8) and Urban Planning (Rome La Sapienza) and have a background in development economics. My doctoral dissertation on the electronic music industry investigated the links between creative industries, urban space, and techno cultures in London and Detroit. I am now working on different publications analysing night-time economies and night work; and I am writing a book that develops the arguments of my doctoral research by providing a new understanding of the role of cultural and creative industries in the hi-tech economies of cities. More broadly, my interests fall within two themes: 1) inequalities, urbanisation and global development; and 2) technological innovation and the cultural and creative industries.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fairville Horizon Europe Project, 2023-2027

FairVille (Facing Inequalities and Democratic Challenges through Co-production in Cities) aims to address embedded urban inequalities and the challenge they pose to democracy in large cities and urban regions. Working across eight FairVille Labs - in Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Călărași, Dakar, Giza, London, Marseille and Paris - the project will assess the potential of deep co-production of research, data collection, knowledge production and action research, in redefining planning policy, service delivery and local democratic pacts. Prior to Fairville, I contributed to the GOLD VI report, for which I authored a paper on urban and territorial equality, emphasizing the role of commoning in fostering equality. The insights, derived from extensive collaborative research, were presented at the UCLG World Congress in Daejeon, South Korea, in October 2022.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NITE-HERA, 2022 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture/UCL Urban Lab. The project Night spaces: migration, culture, and integration in Europe (NITE) funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) focuses on eight European cities, to understand how night spaces are produced, imagined, experienced, and narrated by migrant communities in Europe.

Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, Cambridge, 2022

My research involved a study of the dynamics between night-time economies, nocturnal labour, and their implications on climate change, contributing to broader discussions on environmental sustainability in urban settings.