Born in Catania in 1980, I'm graduated at the College of Engineering of the University of Catania, discussing a thesis titled “Stories, interpretation, action: an reconstruction experience of the spatial meaning processes in Moncada unit of Librino”.
Since 2008, I'm part of the LABPEAT-Laboratory for the Ecological and Environmental Design of Territory of the University of Catania; a Participatory Action-Research group committed in promoting community-led development in Eastern Sicily.
Since January 2010, Phd student in Regional Planning and Public Policy at the School of Doctorate Studies, IUAV Univesity of Venice.
Interests and Questions: research and understanding of the interaction dynamics between: criminal-mafioso “government” system, State institutions, communities and territory; and fall of these interactions on the transformation dynamics of territory; what does mean to talk about Participatory Planning where the term “Democracy” meets difficulties to be correctly declined? what opportunities to “use” this understanding to support both paths of community-led development and public decision processes? And so: to re-think practices, policies and tools that explicitly assume a contrast action to the “mafiogeno social system”.