Federico Venturini is an activist researcher who believes that research should be at the service of social change. Currently he is an Research Associate at the University of Udine (Italy) focussing on Zero Waste and sustainable tourism. In 2016, he earned his PhD at the University of Leeds. Focusing on the experiences in Rio de Janeiro between 2013-2014, in his research he explored the relations between contemporary cities and urban social movements, utilizing participatory/militant research approaches and through the lens of social ecology. He holds an M.Phil. from the University of Trieste as well as a Master’s in history and European Culture from the University of Udine (Italy). He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology since 2013, and the International İmralı Peace Delegation, organized by the Eu Turkey Civic Commission since 2016. He co-edited with Thomas Jeffrey Miley the book Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Ocalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey and with Emet Degirmenci and Inés Morales the volume Social Ecology and the Right to the City: Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities.
Main current interests: social ecology, sustainability, Kurdish question, participation, social movements
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