My passions (and expertise) sit at crossroads of digital technology, participation, and people's empowerment. I like to engage in applied thinking and research, connect research with the real world out there, and love to make things happen.

Wondering what topics get me excited?

  • citizen participation: public consultations (design, management, data analysis), strategies for civil society involvement in policymaking, community decision-making, digital citizenship
  • data culture: data journalism, data activism, transparency policies, open data, Digital Agenda-related policies
  • participatory methods: participatory and action-oriented methods, impact assessment, participatory evaluation
  • technopolitics and civic engagement: NGO 2.0, social media strategies, advocacy and social awareness campaigns, participation strategies
  • digital storytelling: transmedia storytelling, user engagement, data visualization and infographics
  • horizontal collaboration: co-design, social innovation, facilitation of workshops and collaborative processes, project writing
  • communication for development: citizen media, community radio, ICT4D, strategic communication, digital storytelling strategies

As a consultant, I have worked for the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), the European Commission (DG CONNECT), and various international NGOs and media, including Inter Press Service. For example, for the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research I authored the the Italian document on the fundamental rights of the internet (here you can find an English translation of the document).

If you want to inquire about my availability, please write me an email. I am curious to know your ideas!

[The picture was taken at the Medialab-Prado, Madrid, in October 2013. A rough translation: "We take technology to be a tool at the service of society, putting all of our efforts to make sure that this tool is easy to use, open, simple and universal, with a design that meets everyone's needs while not excluding anyone"]