Education

  • 2011 (summa cum laude) Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and ethnography and in Territorial government and planning (governo e progettazione del territorio) at the EHESS Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris in collaboration with Department of Urban Planning, Politecnico di Milano (Mention “Très honorable avec félicitations”, jury Tobias Wendl, Jean-Loup Amselle, Elio Grazioli, Rossella Salerno), 27/06/2011. Thesis: La Biennale de Dakar comme projet de coopération et de développement (The Dakar Biennale as a project of cooperation and development), directors Jean-Loup Amselle (EHESS Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Parigi) and Rosanna Salerno (Politecnico di Milano), Paris, 2011.
  • 2003 (summa cum laude) Master degree in Literature and Philosophy, Faculty of Lettere Moderne, specialization in Medieval Art History with a final research in contemporary art, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy (110/110 cum laude), 03/10/2003. Thesis: La Biennale di Dakar, director Luciano Caramel, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Milano, 2003.

Prizes, awards, Scholarships and Individual GRANTS

  • Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching for the pilot applied research project Case-based communication of research for education (second place), 2017.
  • Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services, Lions Club International Foundation, 2017.
  • Mondriaan Foundation Visitors Program for foreign experts 2005.
  • Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia Progetto Professionalità 2005.
  • Sodalitas Social Award 2016 for Wikimania Esino Lario- Elmec for the Multi-Stakeholders commitment
  • Prize FamilyWork 2010 by Lombardy Region and the Catholic University of Milan for the project “Esino Lario family and child-friendly.
  • Prize Wikimedia Italia 2009 for the use of open license on the Pietro Pensa Archive and contribution to the Wikimedia projects.
  • Prize Strozzina Foundation 2009 for the artwork of Rossella Biscotti commissioned and produced by the Associazione Amici del Museo delle Grigne.
  • European Commission Youth Program Future capital 2000-2001.
  • Scholarships for a series of conferences: WikiSym Hong Kong 2013 (Wikimedia Foundation), Wikimania Hong Kong 2013 (Wikimedia CH), Wikimania Washington DC 2012 (Wikimedia Italia), Wikipedia Academy Berlin 2012 (Wikimedia Germany), Triennial conference ACASA.