International Board

Alberto Fabio Ambrosio

Alberto Fabio Ambrosio

Luxembourg School

Djurdja Bartlett

Djurdja Bartlett

University of the Arts London

She is Reader in Histories and Cultures of Fashion at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. She has widely published and lectured on the theme of fashion during socialism and post-socialism. Bartlett is author of FashionEast: The Spectre that Haunted Socialism (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2010) and editor of the volume on East Europe, Russia and the Caucasus in the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010).

Funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship grant, Bartlett’s recent research project took her to seven countries - Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Russia – with aim to explore previously unrecorded, dress-mediated discourse between East Central European and Russian fashion, and its western counterpart throughout the 20th century to the present day. The main outcome of this project will be Bartlett’s new monograph European Fashion Geographies: Style, Society and Politics (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016). 

Bartlett is also Coordinator of the Fashion Media and Imagery Research Hub at the London College of Fashion, in which capacity she co-organized a conference – Fashion Media: Yesterday Today Tomorrow (October 2010), published as an edited book, Fashion Media: Past and Present, Bartlett, D., Cole, S. and Rocamora, A. (eds.), Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.   

Daniela Baroncini

Daniela Baroncini

University of Bologna

Daniela Baroncini is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Italian Literature at the Faculty of Arts, University of Bologna. She teaches "Letteratura italiana contemporanea e laboratorio di scrittura" and "Scrittura efficace" in the 2nd Level Degree Courses in "Costume and Fashion Cultures and Techniques" and "Fashion Studies" at the Campus of Rimini.

In 1987 she awarded the high school diploma at Liceo Rambaldi, Imola. In 1991 she awarded a four-year degree (major subject Classical Literature) under the supervision of Prof. Ezio Raimondi with a thesis in Italian Literature which won the prize "L. Abrugiati" promoted by the University "G. D'Annunzio" in Chieti. Afterwards she awarded her second four-year degree in Philosophy under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Bagni with a thesis in Poetry and Rhetoric which received the "dignity of publication".

From 1994 to 1998 she did her Phd in Italianistica under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Battistini and Prof. Ezio Raimondi. In 1999 she published Ungaretti e il sentimento del classico (Il Mulino, Bologna) which in 2000 won the prize "Giuseppe Ungaretti" promoted by "La Sapienza-Giuseppe Ungaretti Foundation" at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In 1998 she got a two-year post-doc fellowship in "Humanities, Philology and Literature" and in 2002 she published Caproni e la poesia del nulla (Pacini, Pisa). She wrote several articles on Pascoli's work and in 2005 she edited G. Pascoli, Letture dell'antico (Carocci, Roma).Within the research project on "Baroque and the Twentieth Century", coordinated by Prof. A. Battistini, she got a four-year fellowship at the Department of Italianistica which leaded to the publication of Ungaretti barocco (Carocci, Roma, 2008). She spoke at many national and international conferences, such as the "XVth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association" (Leiden, 16-22 August 1997); "Canti di Castelvecchio 1903-2003: il centenario" (San Mauro Pascoli, 19-21 September 2003) and "Pascoli e la cultura del Novecento" (San Mauro Pascoli, 1-2 October 2005).

She is a member of the editorial board of "Poetiche" (2000-) and "ZM/Zone Moda" (2008-).

She is a member of "Società italiana per lo studio della modernità letteraria" (MOD, 1998-); "Società italiana d'estetica" (SIE, 2001-); "Accademia dei Benigni" e "Accademia Pascoliana" (2003-). She is the representative of the University of Bologna in the deanship council of the "Accademia Pascoliana" (2007-). 

Nicola Brajato

Nicola Brajato

University of Antwerp | Fellow

He is PhD student in Fashion and Gender Studies at the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Communication Studies). His research is focused on the role of Belgian men’s fashion in the redefinition of masculinities, specifically on the creative practices of a cohort of designers able to present non-conventional and queer versions of masculinity. Previously, he was Research Scholar at the University of Bologna - Rimini Campus with a project on "Fashion Archive" aimed to the realisation of an exhibition on the relationship between club culture and fashion. He was academic tutor for the undergraduate program in Fashion at the University of Bologna - Rimini Campus. In 2015, he obtained the BA degree in Culture e Tecniche della Moda (University of Bologna), followed by a Master Degree in Fashion Culture (University of Bologna) in 2017 with a final dissertation titled Masculinities on the Dancefloor, focusing on the evolution of the Italian male identity through dance and fashion at Rimini Paradiso club, awarded with the "Premio Cultura d'impresa" for the best graduation project.

Giulia Caffaro

Giulia Caffaro

University of Bologna | Fellow

She is PhD student in Design at the University of Bologna.
She graduated in Industrial Design from Turin Polytechnic and obtained a master's degree in Visual Arts from the University of Bologna with a multidisciplinary dissertation on the relationship between man and bicycle. In 2016 she obtained a 2nd level master in Euro project Design and Management 2020®. 
In 2016, her thesis won the "Dario Ciapetti" prize promoted by the National Association of Virtuous Municipalities. In 2017 she won the scholarship concerning the research project: "S, M, L, XL. The 'size revolution' and the birth of the standard fashion system".
Actually she focuses her research on the Gruppo GFT company, of which she studies the installations for Pitti Uomo and the design of cultural exhibitions realized in the 80s.
She writes blog reviews, interviews and critical texts about History of Design and Visual Arts for Il Giornale dell'Arte, Il Giornale delle Fondazioni and ZoneModa Journal.
She is Editorial Assistant for ZoneModa Journal.

Daniela Calanca

Daniela Calanca

University of Bologna

Graduated in Philosophy and in Arts at Bologna University.
Contemporary History Researcher at the  Department for Life Qualities Studies - University of Bologna - Rimini Campus. She is Visiting Lecturer at the Italian Studies Department - Brown University Providence R.I. USA, at Escola de Artes, Ciencias e Humanidades (EACH) Universidade de Sao Paulo Brazil, and at Faculdade de Artes Visuais (FAV) da Universidade Federal de Goiàs Brazil. She is a member of Unitwin Net/Unesco connected to the Chair of «Culture- Tourisme – Développement» University of Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne. She is Co-Editor of "AlmaTourism" Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, University of Bologna Rimini Campus (http://almatourism.cib.unibo.it), member of Alma Heritage Science IRThttp://www.unibo.it/Portale/Ricerca/Servizi+Docenti+Ricercatori/ServiziDocRic/AlmaHeritageScience.htm and member of IRT Brasil Unibo (http://www.unibo.it/IRTBrasil/NewsAndEvents/News/2013/02/IrtBrasil_Membership.htm).

Vittoria Caratozzolo

Vittoria Caratozzolo

Sapienza University Rome

She published essays on italian fashion and her themes of research are on fashion representations, exoticisms and cultural globalization. Recently she published: Fashion is Spinach di Elizabeth Hawes. Manifesto di indipendenza sartoriale, in Letterature d’America, n.154, 2015; «Irene Brin» e «Piccolo Dizionario dell’Alta Moda Italiana», in BELLISSIMA. L’Italia dell’Alta Moda 1945-1968, Electa, Milano 2014;  «Reorienting Fashion: Italy’s Wayfinding after World War II», in Stanfill, S., (a cura di), The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014, Victoria and Albert Publishing, London 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Ylenia Caputo

Ylenia Caputo

University of Bologna | Fellow

She is PhD student in Cinema, Photography and Television at the  University of Bologna, Department for Life Quality Studies. Her research is focused on relationship between italian television, celebrity culture, teen culture and gender studies.

In 2016 she earned the Bachelor Degree in Cinema, Photography and Television (University of Salento) with a thesis on female oriented narrative structures in the contemporary cinema and television. In 2019 she obtained a Master Degree in Media and Gender Studies (University of Bologna) with a final dissertation titled Beyond stereotypes (?) Gender representations in the contemporary american situation comedy.

Michela Deni

Michela Deni

University of Nîmes

Gianluigi Di Giangirolamo

Gianluigi Di Giangirolamo

University of Bologna | Fellow

He is research fellow at the Department for Life Quality Studies. Bachelor's degree in Culture and Techniques of Costume and Fashion at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, at the same University he obtained his Master's Degree in European History in 2010. PhD in History at the Department of History and Cultures, of the University of Bologna on the birth of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and on the evolution of the concept of cultural heritage in Italy and Europe during the Twentieth Century. He is Editorial Coordinator of the scientific review AlmaTourism - Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development and member of Zone Moda Journal Editorial Staff. Fellow in History of contemporary society (MSTO04) since 2007 at the degree course of Science in Cultures and Techniques of Fashion, School of Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Department for Life Quality Studies, Rimini Campus. During the academic year 2010-2011 he has been fellow in Social History (MSTO04) at the degree course of Cultures and Techniques of Costume and Fashion, Rimini Campus. From 2007 to 2009 he was student's tutor for the degree course in Cultures and Techniques of Costume and Fashion of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Bologna , Rimini Campus . From 2005 to 2011 he collaborated with the Laboratory of historical research and photographic documentation on the twentieth century Imago online at the Rimini Campus - University of Bologna. He has also participated as a speaker, together with Daniela Calanca in November 2011 at the international conference "Our Future's Past Sustainable Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century", at the American University of Rome, and in February 2013 he participated at the of the International Workshop "Digital Archives for a Social History of Fashion and Costume", within the project “Patrimonio Culturale a Rimini e in Romagna: Archivi per il Fashion e la Moda tra Ottocento e Novecento", supported by Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna - Rimini Campus - Department for Life Quality Studies ,  the State Archives of Rimini and the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture. He currently collaborates at the research project “Patrimonio Culturale a Rimini e in Romagna: Archivi per il Fashion e la Moda tra Ottocento e Novecento” 

Fabriano Fabbri

Fabriano Fabbri

University of Bologna

- Graduated in 1997 at the University of Bologna
- PHD in History of Contemporary Art at the University of Bologna
- Fellow researcher in History of Contemporary Art at the University of Bologna from October 1st 2002 until October 31st 2008
- Visiting Professor at The University of Tokyo – Graduate School of Art and Sciences – Japan, in November and December 2005
- Associated Professor in History of Contemporary Art at Department of Visual Arts at University of Bologna, appointed at the Polo of Rimini since November 1st 2008
- President of the Second Level Degree Fashion Course, Rimini Campus, since July 2009
- Director of the Internationale Course in Fashion Culture and Management - FCM - from the academic year 2014-15

 Teacher of:

«Contemporary Art Techniques» for the first level course DAMS, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Bologna, since the academic year 2003/2004

«Second Half of the Twentieth Century History of Art», at the Second Level Degree in History of Art Department of Visual Arts at University, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Bologna, from the academic year 2004/2004 to the academic year 2007/2008

«History of Fashion and Art Exhibitions» at the CLAM, Rimini, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Bologna, from the academic year 2007/2008 to the academic year 2008/2009

«Phenomenology of Styles» at the CLAM, Rimini, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Bologna, since to the academic year 2009/2010

«Extra-pictorial Researches of the Twentieth Century» at the Second Level Degree in History of Art, at the Second Level Degree in History of Art Department of Visual Arts at University, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Bologna, from the academic year 2008/2009 to the academic year 2010/2011

«Tendencies of Contemporary Art» at the Second Level Degree Fashion Course, scientific and didactical Pole of Rimini, from the academic year 2008/2009 to the academic year 2010/2011

«Made in Italy» at the Second Level Degree Fashion Course, scientific and didactical Pole of Rimini, since the academic year 2010/2011

Anat Falbel

Anat Falbel

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Massimo Giovanardi

Massimo Giovanardi

University of Bologna

Massimo Giovanardi joined the University of Bologna as an Associate Professor after having served the Stockholm University and the University of Leicester, where he acquired a specific expertise in the area of ‘place branding’ – an umbrella term for research in place marketing, destination image and place-of-origin effect. More broadly, his research approach takes sociological perspectives to understand the processes whereby places are marketed, communicated and consumed. His contributions have been published on Annals of Tourism Research, Marketing Theory, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research and other topical academic journals about territorial development.

Frederic Godart

Frederic Godart

INSEAD

He is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France.

Frédéric received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also holds an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) in the United Kingdom, an MSc in Management from Sciences Po Paris, and is a former fellow of the ENS in France. He has recently been accredited to supervise research in management at Dauphine University in Paris.

His research focuses on the dynamics of creative industries (e.g., design, modeling, watchmaking, footwear).

He has published his research in a wide range of leading academic peer reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management JournalOrganization ScienceOrganization Studies, the Annual Review of Sociology, and Social Forces, in practitioner-oriented journals (notably Harvard Business Review), and in several edited books. Frédéric wrote a book on the structure and culture of the fashion industry, Sociologie de la mode (A Sociology of Fashion), which has been translated into Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Argentina). An extended English translation (at Palgrave-MacMillan) is available with the title Unveiling Fashion. He also wrote a book on the intellectual history of fashion, Penser la Mode (Thinking about Fashion). His work and expertise has been extensively featured in several international media such as The New York TimesEl PaísThe Financial Times or Women's Wear Daily, and in French national media such as Le MondeLes Échos, or Le Figaro.


Prior to completing his PhD, Frédéric worked for three year with McKinsey & Company in Belgium. There, he developed his practical business knowledge in several functional areas, in particular competitive intelligence and social network analysis. He was also involved in multiple strategic studies for a wide range of clients across industrial sectors.

Gioia Laura Iannilli

Gioia Laura Iannilli

University of Bologna | Fellow

She is a PhD candidate in Aesthetics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Philosophical-Social Sciences). She holds a PhD in Aesthetics from the University of Bologna (Architecture), from which she also received an MA in Visual Arts and a BA in Philosophy. Since 2013 she has been a tutor for graduate courses in “Theory of Creative Processes” and “Everyday Aesthetics” in the Fashion Culture and Management program, Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna. She has taught "Aesthetics of Design" at the University of Florence in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai). Her areas of expertise are Everyday Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Design, Aesthetics of Fashion, Aesthetics of New Technologies and Deweyan Aesthetics. She has presented her research in the framework of several international conferences and authored a book, L’estetico e il quotidiano: Design, Everyday Aesthetics, esperienza (2019), and a number of essays and book chapters on these topics. She is currently book review editor ofStudi di Estetica – Italian Journal of Aesthetics, and member of the editorial board of the “International Lexicon of Aesthetics”.

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura

Fashion Institute of Technology

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA.

Her published books and articles include: 

  • [2020] "Chapter 7: Material Culture, Clothing and Consumer Practices", in A Cultural History of Beauty, Volume 6: The Modern Age (1900-Present), edited by Paul Deslandes, London, UK: Bloomsbury. (in progress)
  • [2019] Doing Research in Fashion and Dress: An Introduction to Qualitative Methods, 2nd Edition (two additional chapters), London, UK: Bloomsbury. (in progress)
  • [2018] Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies, 2nd Edition (two additional chapters), London, UK: Bloomsbury.
  • [2017] “Japanese Youth Subcultures as an Alternative Fashion System and a New Business Model” in Japanese Management in Evolution: New Directions, Breaks, and Emerging Practices, edited by Tsutomu Nakano, London, UK: Routledge.
  • [2016] Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture, London, UK: Bloomsbury. [currently being translated in French]
  • [2012] Fashioning Japanese Subcultures, London, UK: Berg/Bloomsbury.
  • [2011] Doing Research in Fashion and Dress: an Introduction to Qualitative Methods, London, UK: Berg.
  • [2006] "Placing Tokyo on the Fashion Map: From Catwalk to Streetstyle" in Fashion's World Cities edited by Christopher Breward and David Gilbert, Oxford, UK: Berg.
  • [2005] Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies, London, UK: Berg. [translated inItalian (2006), Swedish(2007), Russian (2009), Chinese (2009), andTurkish (2016)]
  • [2004] The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion, London, UK: Berg. [translated in Chinese (2018)]

 

She sits in the Editorial Board of various journals and editorial series:

  • Fashion, Dress, and Visual Cultures,”a book series, launched by Adam Geczy of University of Sydney, Australia, and Vicki Karaminas of University of Massey, New Zealand, London, UK: Anthem Press.
  • Culture della moda”, a book series, edited by Paola Maddaluno, Professor of Textile Design at Accademia di Belle Art di Brera (School of Fine Art in Brera), and published by Meltemi Editorie, Milan, Italy.
  • ZoneModa Journal (Italian-English bilingual journal), edited by Simona Segre Reinach and Daniela Calanca, Bologna, Italy: AlmaDLJournals.
  • The International Journal of Fashion Studies, edited by Emanuela Mora, Agnès Rocamora and Paolo Volonté, London, UK: Intellect.
  • Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry, edited by Sandy Black and Marilyn DeLong, London, UK: Taylor and Francis.
  • Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, edited by Valerie Steele, London, UK: Taylor and Francis.
Nathalie Khan

Nathalie Khan

University of the Arts London | Fellow 2018

She is Associate lecture in Fashion History and Cultural Studies at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

Nathalie Khan’s research is concerned with the history and theory of the fashion image, with a focus on digital media, fashion photography and the recent representation of catwalk shows through live streams and multi media platforms. She has written about fashion film and promotion and the changing nature of the symbolic production of fashion within the digital frame.

Khan has also worked with visual artists such as Pierre Debusschere and Ruth Hogben to explore the relationship between image-maker and fashion as material object. Khan is currently developing a reader on fashion photography for Bloomsbury.

A further research interest is the changing role of fashion, social history and artistic practice within a postmodern context, where Khan’s focus is on female artists who have used performance or video to respond critically to the rhetoric of consumer culture and/or gender representation. 

Wessie Ling

Wessie Ling

Northumbria University

She is Reader in Fashion Practice and lectures in Contemporary Design Influences. Her research areas of interest are cultural production in fashion, fashion theories, global fashion history and East Asian fashion.
A trained cultural historian and artist, Ling uses academic writing and visual art practice to address her work. The discourse of cultural identities in the production of fashion and cultural property of fashion are common themes in her work; in particular, the construction, expression and creation of an identity when producing fashion, its relation with the transnational locality and the tension within and outside of the fashion system in which it is produced. Fashion as an attitude, an idea or a resource, its pull-push force, the juxtaposition of its use and being used by it are threads in both her written and art- work. Author of Fusionable Cheongsam (2007), she has written widely on the socio-cultural revolution of the Chinese dress through which dissected the material culture in China. Such a geographic focus has led her to develop study in the 20thC Chinese fashion in which inter-East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) cultural dynamics in the making of fashion is examined in a recent AHRC awarded project on Translating and Writing Modern Design Histories for the Global World (2012-4). Subsequently in progress is an edited volume on Multiple Chinas which studies contemporary façade of China through post-1980s Chinese fashion taking into account not only the fast-developing country itself but also its diaspora and cultural interaction with Europe. In her visual art practice, she uses text and installation to create work that addresses the immaterial and soft power of fashion. Works were exhibited in Danson House (2013, UK: Bexleyheath), Brunei Gallery (2012, London: SOAS), Saltram House (2012, Plymouth: National Trust), Victoria & Albert Museum (2011, London) among others. She is currently developing a series of textual compositions from fragments of fashion advertising slogans into prints, audio, performance and text installations.


Dr Ling sits on the Editorial Board of Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style, also is the Organising Committee member of Fashion in Fiction (2014), a bi-annual international touring conference. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art (CFCCA, Manchester).


At Northumbria, she leads CloTHINK, a design department-based faculty-wide research group, on fashion, textile, body, visual and material cultures, for which regular semester meetings and a guest speaker programme are held.

Mariella Lorusso

Mariella Lorusso

University of Bologna

PhD in “Literatures and Cultures of English Speaking Countries”, is Researcher of English language and translation (Disciplinary-scientific area L-LIN/12) at the Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Rimini campus. She has taught English since 1999 at the Course of Fashion Cultures and Techniques (BA), and since 2014 at the Course of Fashion Culture and Management (2nd-cycle Degree), University of Bologna. She has written various essays and translated texts about fashion, Native American  literature and culture. Her book entitled Contro il terrorismo dal 1492 was published by Arcipelago in 2008. Her translations include La Moda dalla A alla Z, Atlante, Bologna, (2012), the Vogue series: Vogue Christian Dior, C. Sinclair, (2014), Vogue Valentino, D. Beyfus (2015), Vogue Gianni Versace, C. Sinclair (2015), Vogue McQueen, C. Fox (2017), all published by Atlante, Bologna. Has compiled the first bilingual dictionary on fashion (English/Italian, Italian/English) Dizionario della moda, Zanichelli, 2017. Has participated in and organized (and acted as translator for) various conferences including “Aboriginal Fashion in Canada: Identification and Contact Zones” (2009); “Alexandra Palmer: La Moda al Museo, Curating and Creating the New P. Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume at ROM” (2009);  and “Organic, Recycled, Off The Grid: The Ethic Fashion Of Christina Kim” (2008). Recently she presented a paper at the international conference “ZoneModa Conference S-M-L-XL Sizing”, held at Rimini Campus, May 3-5 2017.

Nadica Maksimova

Nadica Maksimova

University of Bologna | Fellow

Nadica Maksimova is a PhD student at the Department for Life Quality Studies at the University of Bologna. The point of her interest is the relationship between fashion and sustainability, specifically the practices of consumers’ education on environmentally sustainable and socially correct practices. Her current research focuses on the representation and understanding of sustainability in Vogue Italia from its first publication in 1966 up to present days.

She has a BA in Italian Language and Literature obtained in 2013 at Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. After a few years of working in the fashion field, in 2016 she enrols the Fashion Culture and Management Course at the University of Bologna. In the period 2017-2018, she held the position of Students’ Tutor for the FCM Degree Course at Rimini Campus.

In March 2019, she obtained the Master Degree with a final dissertation titled Parallel practices of Fashion and Architecture: Parametric design as a point of convergence between the design disciplines.

ALBERTO MALFITANO

ALBERTO MALFITANO

University of Bologna | Fellow 2017

Luca Marchetti

Luca Marchetti

HEAD Geneva

Semiotician specialised on fashion and design, he is professor at the University of Bologna, professor at the HEAD – Geneva and senior lecturer at the IFM Institut Francais de la Mode (Paris). Based in Paris, he also works internationally as exhibition curator and consultant for brands and socio-cultural research institues. Beside his collaborations with magazines such as Vogue or Domus, he regularly contributes to publications on fashion and design. 

 

 

 

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil

University of Technology Sidney

Peter McNeil FAHA is a major figure in art, fashion and design history with an extensive record of publishing and public speaking. His global research has been recognized by the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2013) and the Academy of Finland: Distinguished Professor award (2014). He has been nominated to the International Committee of the History of Art, the ‘Olympics’ of Art History.

Described as the world’s greatest expert on 18th-century men’s dress, his reach extends to design culture generally from 1700 to the present day, combining a sophisticated theoretical approach alongside a very pragmatic, empirical understanding of objects themselves. His work has been praised in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Observer. He is popular speaker in Australia and overseas, having delivered the AGNSW Learning Curve lectures as well as being an ADFAS Australian lecturer. He is regularly sought after for interview, including ABC/Margaret Throsby.

At UTS, Peter lectures in inter-disciplinary design. His focus is PhD supervision: many of his candidates have won post-doctoral prizes and awards. Topics range from rethinking maternity dress to the politics of work in the digital age.

He Is a regular collaborator with cultural organisations: National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum (Australia), AGNSW, National Library of Australia and museums in the USA, UK and Sweden. Partnerships include the Sydney Jewish Museum and Reigning Men at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Gustavo Marfia

Gustavo Marfia

University of Bologna

Gustavo Marfia received a Laurea degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2009.

Between 2002 and 2004 he was with Siemens Mobile Communications Research Labs in Milan, working on advanced services for next generation mobile network customers. While working at Siemens he filed one patent. His work has been part of demonstrations held for the Italian Secretaries of Telecommunications and Innovation, among others.

 Between 2004 and 2009 he was with the University of California, Los Angeles, working as a Graduate Student Researcher at the Network Research Lab led by Prof. Mario Gerla and as a Teaching Assistant for the CS118 class on Computer Networks. During this same period he collaborated with STMicroelecronics on the SEA European Project, with Microsoft Research Cambridge and the Los Alamos National Labs as a Research Intern and with the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella as a consultant. As a student his research interests included TCP congestion control for fixed networks, the use of peer-to-peer infrastructures for multimedia streaming, biomedical networks and vehicular ad hoc networks (where he was among the first students working on the Campus Vehicular Testbed Project). He graduated with a thesis on "P2P Intelligent Transportation Systems: Mobility, Fairness and Scalability" approved by a committee composed by Prof. Mario Gerla (Computer Science - UCLA), Prof. William Kaiser (Electrical Engineering - UCLA), Prof. Leonard Kleinrock (Computer Science - UCLA), Prof. Richard Muntz (Computer Science - UCLA), and Dr. Antony Rowstron (Microsoft Research - Cambridge).

Starting in 2009, until October 2012, he has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, Italy and since 2011 he is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests, while in Bologna, have expanded to also include computer gaming and the use of advanced interfaces for human-computer interactions. His work has been object of public demonstrations at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 (Tortellino X-Perience Project on computer gaming in public spaces) and at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2011 (Talking Cars Project on the use of vehicular networking for safety). During that same period he has also worked, as a Teaching Assistant, for the Internet Architecture and the Applied Multimedia Systems courses taught by Prof. Marco Roccetti.

In November 2012 he joined the Department for Life Quality Studies of the University of Bologna. To this date, he has published more than 65 refereed scientific papers and he is author of a paper cited more than 100 times. His H-Index (according to Harzing's Publish or Perish) is 11.

Stefano Marino

Stefano Marino

University of Bologna

Higher Education and Degrees:

2001. University of Bologna. M.A.-Equivalent Degree in Disciplines of Art, Music and Spectacle (DAMS). Subject Area: Musicology. Dissertation Title: La ricezione dell'estetica musicale di Th. W. Adorno in Italia. Final grade: 110/110

2004. University of Parma. M.A.-Equivalent Degree in Philosophy. Dissertation Title: Arte e verità nella filosofia del Novecento: Adorno e Heidegger. Final grade: 110/110 and honours

2004. University of Parma. Specialization Course in Philosophical Practices. Term Paper Title: Gli stili di Heidegger: tra prosa e poesia

2008. University of Bologna. PhD in Philosophy (Aesthetics and Ethics). Dissertation Title: La filosofia di H.-G. Gadamer e la questione del disagio della modernità.Ermeneutica, estetica, etica e politica. Final grade: Excellent

2009. University of Freiburg, Philosophisches Seminar. Two-months Postdoctoral Fellowship B1 granted by the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst). 

2009. University of Bologna. Specialization Course for Teachers of Philosophy and History at the Secondary School (SSIS: A037). Dissertation Title: La "Critica della facoltà di giudizio" di Kant e la nascita dell'estetica. Final grade: 79/80

2011. University of Freiburg, Philosophisches Seminar. One-year Postdoctoral Fellowship granted by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. 

2011-2012. University of Bologna. Job: Teaching Support Activities in the context of the Lecture Course in Estetica della moda

2013-2016. University of Bologna. Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Research Project: La teoria della moda nell'epoca dell'esteticità diffusa

2016. University of Bologna. Fixed-term Junior Assistant Professor.

Collaboration with Philosophical Journals:
Assignment Editor of the Subdivision "Music" of the review "Scenari. Settimanale di approfondimento culturale di Mimesis"

Reviewer of "Paradigmi. Rivista di critica filosofica"
Reviewer of "Studi di Estetica"
Reviewer of "Estetica. Studi e ricerche"

Participation to Research Projects:
Participation to the Italian Governmental Call for Applications PRIN 2007 (Bologna Research Unit. Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Gentili) with the Research Project: Nietzsche e la scuola hegeliana. Testi e interpretazioni (Scientific Area 11. Duration: 24 months)

Participation to the Italian Governmental Call for Applications PRIN 2009 (Bologna Research Unit. Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Gentili) with the Research Project: La ricezione politica e letteraria del pensiero di Nietzsche nel Novecento ( Scientific Area 11. Duration: 24 months)


Lectures, Conferences, Workshops

September 2004. Lecture Theodor W. Adorno: estetica della responsabilità e dell'incomunicabilità at the Conference “La responsabilità nella prospettiva comunitaria” at the University of Cosenza.

March 2005. Lecture Theodor W.Adorno e il problema dello stile in filosofia at the Seminar of Aesthetics at the University of Firenze.

April 2005. Lecture Dialettica negativa: Introduzione (§§ 14-26) at the Seminar on Adorno's Negative Dialectics at the University of Roma3.

March 2006. Lecture L'estetica diHans-Georg Gadamer e la poetica dell'opera aperta at the Seminar of Aesthetics at the University of Firenze.

April 2006. Lecture Esposizione, retorica e stringenza in Theodor W. Adorno at the Conference “Adorno: Dialettica negativa” at the University of Roma3.

March 2007. Lecture La deduzione trascendentale delle categorie (§§ 23-27) at the Seminar on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason at the University of Roma3.

September 2007. Discussant at the Conference "L'annuncio della morte di Dio e la scienza come problema. Aspetti dell'attualità di Nietzsche" at the Centro Italo-Tedesco di Villa Vigoni (Loveno di Menaggio, Como).

April 2009. Lecture Gadamer e Heidegger: “Seinsgeschichte” come filosofia della storia at the Workshop “Il cammino filosofico di Hans-Georg Gadamer” at the University of Bologna.

May 2009. Lecture Theodor W. Adorno: Philosophy as More Than Just a Kind of Writing at the Conference “Philosophy and/as Literature” at the King's College of London.

October 2009. Lecture Philosophie und Dicthung oder Philosophie als literarisches Genre: Bemerkungen über Richard Rortys Heidegger-Interpretation at the Conference “Heidegger und die Literatur” at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv of Marbach.

November2009. Lecture “La vita non vive”. Considerazioni su vitalità, concettualità e “seconda natura” in Theodor W.Adorno at the Conference “Biologie filosofiche. Vita e discorsi sulla vita tra ‘800 e ‘900” at the University of Bologna.

April 2010. Lecture Seconda natura e linguaggio: Gadamer, McDowell e l'antropologia filosofica at the Conference “Domandare con Gadamer: 50 anni di Verità e metodo” at the University of Bologna.

May 2010. Lecture Giudizio estetico e Giudizio etico-politico: Gadamer e Arendt interpreti della “Critica del Giudizio” at the 11th International Kant Conference organized by the Kant-Gesellschaft in Pisa.

May 2010. Lecture Philosophy and/as Literature: The Case of Theodor W. Adorno at the International Conference organized by the European Society for Aesthetics in Udine.

March 2011. Lecture Dialettica della non-identità, trascendenza ed estetica: Theodor W. Adorno interprete di Kant at the Conference “Giornate kantiane: letture della dialettica trascendentale” at the University of Roma3.

May 2011. Discussant at the Seminar Sul fondamento della morale at the University of Bologna.

November 2011. Lecture Le verità dell'arte. Lettura de “Gli specchi della poesia” at the Conference Gli specchi dell'estetica. Nel centenario di Luciano Anceschi (1911-1995) at the University of Bologna.

October 2012. Lecture Verità artistica ed esperienza linguistica del mondo: Hans-Georg Gadamer fra estetismo, ‘panlinguismo', postmodernismo e realismo at the 19th Conference of the Società Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio at the University of Bologna.

May 2013. Lecture Il contenuto di verità del non-vero. Theodor W. Adorno interprete di Nietzsche e Spengler at the Conference “Nietzsche nella Rivoluzione conservatrice” at the Fondazione Gramsci in Bologna.

May 2013. Discussant at the Seminar Sull'identità personale at the University of Bologna.

November 2013. Lecture On the Relationship Between Being and Language: Gadamer's Selective Reception of Heidegger's “Sprachdenken” at the Conference "Martin Heidegger: Lyrik und Sprache" at the University of Tübingen.

December 2013. Lecture Comprendere e criticare: considerazioni su Adorno, Nietzsche, Spengler at the Conference Pensare a Weimar. Figure del pensiero tedesco nella Germania della crisi at the University of Pavia.

May 2015. Lecture Hans-Georg Gadamer: il filosofo e l'intervista at the Conference “Il filosofo e il suo schermo” at the Biblioteca Multimediale Rufflli in Bologna.

October 2015. Lecture Horkheimer, Adorno e le sfide della dimensione estetica nella contemporaneità at the “Seminario Internazionale di Studi Max Horkheimer” at the Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio, Università della Svizzera italiana.

March 2016. Lecture Writing Songs After Auschwitz: Rethinking Adorno’s Concept of Commitment and Aesthetics of Popular Music at the "Global Adorno" International Conference at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam.

May 2016. Lecture Il problema etico nell'ermeneutica filosofica di Hans-Georg Gadamer at the Workshop "Etica e filosofia della storia nel pensiero di Hans-Georg Gadamer" at the University of Roma3.

Alessia Mariotti

Alessia Mariotti

University of Bologna

Alessia Mariotti was the head of the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism (Rimini Campus) between 2014 and 2018 and is  Associate professor in Economic Geography.

Her main research interest are: cultural heritage, culture and local identity in a regional development perspective, clustering dynamics of local tourism development, territorial partnership strategies and territorial promotion policies for sustainable tourism development, management plans and monitoring indicators for World Heritage sites, cultural routes and cultural itineraries.

She teaches Tourism Systems and Cultural Itineraries, Tourism Geography, Cultural Geography of Tourism, Economic Geography, Geography of Development, Geographic Information Systems and Cartography and Travel Simulation.

ANTONELLA MASCIO

ANTONELLA MASCIO

University of Bologna | Fellow 2017

Fabio Massaccesi

Fabio Massaccesi

University of Bologna | Fellow

In 2000, Fabio Massaccesi got a bachelor’s degree in History of Art at the University of Bologna and later, from 2002 to 2003, he specialized in the same subject. In the two following years he received a scholarship and had a working experience at the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence.

After getting a Ph.D. degree in History of Art at the University of Bologna in 2008, from January 2010 untill the end of 2013, he was Post Doctoral Researcher Fellow in History of Medieval Art at the same University. Meanwhile, from March to December 2010, he also gained experience as Visiting Academic at the University of Warwick (Coventry, U.K.).

In 2013, he got a Business’ degree in Fashion Journalism and Communication (Eidos, Rome) and, after many collaboration with fashion designers, press offices and fashion magazine (such as Io Donna - Corriere della Sera or Sport and Street) of Milan, he moved in Bologna and started his working experience as Director of the Archive and exhibition spaces of  the Fashion Research Italy Foundation. From September 2015 to March 2018 he managed the recording project of the Renzo Brandone Fund (archive of 30,000 textile design drawings) and coordinates the Fashion Photography Archive, addressed to companies from the Emilia Romagna manufacturing sector (Aeffe Group, Borbonese, La Perla, Les Copains, Woolrich and many others).

 He was lecturer in many congresses focused on fashion archives: recently “l’Archivio come linguaggio” in “Impresa, archivi e storytelling” organized by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (Mantova 20st September 2016), and “l’Archivio come software dell’impresa moda” in Fashion Cultural Heritage” organized by Federmoda, CAN and University of Milan (Milan, Palazzo della Regione, 20th March 2018)

Fabio Massaccesi has being teaching in several course related to the fashion system, among the others:

  • in the Fashion Communication and New Media course at the Marangoni Institute of Milan where, from 2014 to 2016, he taught Moderne Cultures, Fashion literatures and History of Art and Fashion
  • in the Architettura per la Moda course at Fondazione Fashion Research Italy of Bologna, from 2017-2018, he taught “Beyod the Fashion System”
  • at the CLAM Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the Rimini department of the University of Bologna, from 2017 to 2018 he taught “Fashion Photography: between Memory and project”

 

He is passionate about the analysis and methodologies of cataloging standards and interested in the discovering of new ways to describe the fashion objects. For this reason he organized two edition of the course “Fashion Archives: Heritage management” at Fashion Research Italy Foundation: a Fall Winter School from 13st November to 24st November 2017 and a Summer School from 18st June to 29st June 2018.
Also interested on History of Costume and Fashion and in the study of the new figures of the fashion system: the work of the stylist in the shooting set.

Giovanni Matteucci

Giovanni Matteucci

University of Bologna | Fellow

Full Professor at the University of Bologna since 2014, his main research field is German and Anglo-American contemporary aesthetics. His studies concern the relationship between perception praxis, form processes and expression practices according to an anthropological conception of the aesthetic. Currently his research regards phenomena of widespread aestheticization and the determination of the aesthetic as a relational field.

Among his main publications are the following volumes: Dilthey: Das Ästhetische als Relation (Würzburg 2004), Filosofia ed estetica del senso (Pisa 2005), Il sapere estetico come prassi antropologica (Pisa 2010), L'artificio estetico (Milano 2012), Il sensibile rimosso (Milano 2015). He edited the Italian translation of classical works of contemporary aesthetics (Dilthey, Estetica e poetica, Milano (1992) 2005; Cassirer, Tre studi sulla forma formans, Bologna 2003; Adorno, Ästhetische Theorie, Torino 2009, with Fabrizio Desideri; Dewey, Art as Experience, Palermo 2007; Langer, Problems of Art, Palermo 2013; Wollheim, Art and its Objects, Milano 2013) and collective books about various issues (analytic aesthetics, anthropology of images, nature of the emotions, everyday aesthetics, pragmatism).

Roy Menarini

Roy Menarini

University of Bologna

Associate Professor of Cinema, Photography and Television at the University of Bologna, Department for Life Quality Studies. He is director of the second cycle degree  in Fashion culture and management, Rimini Campus. His main publications are: James Cameron (Le Mani, Recco-Genova, 1998); Ridley Scott. Blade Runner (Lindau, Torino 2000 - seconda ed. 2007); Il cinema di David Lynch (Falsopiano, Alessandria 2002); La strana copia. Studi sull'intertestualità e la parodia del cinema (Campanotto, Pasian di Prato 2004); Autori del reale (Campanotto, Pasian di Prato 2007); Cinema e fantascienza (Archetipo Libri - Clueb, Bologna 2012). 

 

 

 

Maroje Mrduljaš

Maroje Mrduljaš

University of Zagreb

Maroje Mrduljaš is architect, critic and curator. His authored and edited books on architecture and design: Lifting the Curtain, Central Europan Architectural Networks, (Éditions Fourre-Tout, Liege – forthcoming), Transcending Oppositions / Tadao Ando’s Recent Works (Oris, Zareb), Modernism-in-Between (Jovis, Berlin), Unfinished Modernisations – Between Utopia and Pragmatism (UHA, Zagreb), Testing reality – Contemporary Croatian Architecture (Arhitekst, Zagreb), Design and independent culture (Kurziv and upi-2m books, Zagreb) and others. He contributed to several collections including SOS Brutalism - A Global Survey (Park Books, DAM Frankfurt), Vjenceslav Richter (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb) Bauhaus – networking ideas and practice (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb), Holidays After the Fall (Jovis, Berlin), Team 10 East (Warsaw Museum of Contemporary Art).
Since 2005 he severs as editor, and since 2017 as editor-in-chief of Oris magazine for architecture and culture based in Zagreb. Maroje’s writings have appeared in leading international journals including A+U, Archithese, Bauwelt, db and Domus.
In 2009 Maroje established research network Unfinished modernisations dealing with post-WWII modern architecture in region in former Yugoslavia.
He curated and contributed to the exhibitions: 1960s in Croatia (Museum of Applied Arts, Zagreb), 3LHD-Interactions (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb), Lifting the Curtain – Central European Architectural Networks (Venice Architecture Biennale 2014), Unfinished Modernisations – Between Utopia and Pragmatism (Umetnostna galerija Maribor), Architecture as Landscape (London Festival of Architecture 2010), Continuity of Modernity (Architektur im Ringturm Wien), Balkanology (Swiss Architecture Museum Basel, Architekturzentrum Wien) and others. He is member of curatorial team of the exhibition Concrete Utopia - Architecture of Socialist Yugoslavia, MoMA New York.
Maroje delivered lectures at international institutions, universities and events including RIBA London, COAC Barcelona, UIA Congress Tokyo 2011, Tadao Ando Foundation Osaka, AZ W Vienna, ETSA Pamplona, Universität Liechtenstein, GtA - ETH Zurich, EAHN Bruxelles 2012 and others.
Maroje co-authored two seasons of documentary films Concrete Slumbers about modernist architecture in ex-Yugoslav region commissioned by Croatian national television.
In partnership with various architects, Maroje participated in numerous architectural competitions. For the project of Islamic Cultural Centre in Rijeka he won 2nd award of Zagreb Salon 2003. curated by Stefano Boeri. He authored several conservation studies for listed modernist buildings in Croatia.
He is independent expert of EU Mies van der Rohe Prize for Architecture and member of Committee of Experts of European Prize for Urban Public Space. He received four Neven Šegvić prizes for architectural theory awarded by the Croatian Architects’ Association (2016, 2015, 2012, 2007).

Federica Muzzarelli

Federica Muzzarelli

CFC Coordinator – University of Bologna

Federica Muzzarelli is Associate Professor of Photography and Visual Culture at Bologna University (Rimini). She is the Coordinator of the undergraduate course in Fashion Culture and Technique. She is the Director of the scientific series “Cultures, Fashion and Society”, a collaboration between the University of Bologna and the international publisher Pearson.

Her interests lie in the analysis and methodologies of photographic presence in contemporary visual culture. Her main scientific research focuses on photography and its relationship with fashion and contemporary art. 

Among her recent books and papers: Femmes Photographes. Emancipation et performance 1850-1940 (Hazan, Paris 2009)Moderne icone di moda. La costruzione fotografica del mito (Einaudi 2013); L’invenzione del fotografico (Einaudi 2014); From Family Album to Snapshot Style. Notes on the Aesthetics of the Snapshot Style between Art and Fashion, in “Notebooks 2015” (Pearson 2015); Snapshot Aesthetics: From everyday life to art and viceversa, in “Comunicazioni Sociali”, 2016, n.1; Lee Miller and Man Ray. Photography, Fashion, Art (Atlante 2016).

Eugenia Paulicelli

Eugenia Paulicelli

City University of New York

She is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, a member of the faculty in the Certificate Program in Women's Studies and of the Master in Liberal Studies (MALS) at the Graduate Center. She co-founded and directs the PhD interdisciplinary concentration and the track in Fashion in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, both at the Graduate Center. She holds a Laurea in Foreign Languages and Literatures, with a specialization in English and Literary Semiotics, awarded by the University of Bari, Italy; and a PhD in Italian, with a minor in French, awarded by the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The major areas of her research are critical theory, Italian literature and cinema, fashion and modernity, gloabalization and indentity, gender and women's histories. In particular, she has studied the impact visual culture and new technologies have had on the word/image relationship and on perception and cognition of the world, on language, writing and memory. Gender and how it has transformed knowledge of the past and understanding of reality, whether literary writing or systems of signification such as fashion, is central to her research. These interests have taken to form of scholarly publications in various areas: the debate among the disciplines in Renaissance Italy; writing fashion and issues of politics, style and behavior; dress and identity in social, political and geographical spaces in the past and in the present; the study of Italian writers who were fascinated with or drew inspiration from art and visual culture; the cultural politics of fascism and the use it made of fashion, style and the media; fashion and its implications with processes of modernization, architecture and urban tansformations, as well as studies focusing on literature, history and the craft of writing. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions "The Fabric of Cultures. Fashion, Identity, Globalization" held at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College in the spring of 2006 and at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco in spring 2008; and "Fashion + Film: The 1960s Revisited" held at the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center in spring 2010. She has lectured in US, Europe and Asia; has been Guest Professor at The University of Stockholm in the PhD program of "Fashion Studies;" and awarded the Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship at the University of Bristol (UK) in spring 2013.

Enrica Picarelli

Enrica Picarelli

University of Bologna | Fellow

Enrica Picarelli is research associate at Bologna University, where she studies cultural sustainability in fashion. She holds a Ph.D in Cultural and Postcolonial Studies of the Anglophone World from “L’Orientale” University of Naples and has been “Michael Ballhaus Fellow” at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, from 2011 to 2013. She has published extensively in international journals and peer-reviewed publications on topics relating to digital media, television studies, and African fashion. She is the author of the research blog Afrosartorialism (afrosartorialism.net ) and a regular contributor of the art magazines Something we Africans Got and The Art Momentum.

Chiara Pompa

Chiara Pompa

University of Bologna | Fellow

She is PhD student at the Department of the Arts of the University of Bologna and her research is focused on relationship beetween photography, contemporary art, fashion and new media. She is also Managing Editor of the “piano b. Arti e culture visive” scientific journal and Scientific Coorndinator (Fashion Area) of the Master in Design and Technology for Fashion Communication at the University of Bologna.

Previously she was research scholar at the University of Bologna – Rimini Campus  for “Fashion Device” project, aimed at developing a web portal focused on the communication and representation of Italian fashion from ’60s up to the present day. She was tutor for the degree course in Culture e Tecniche della Moda (University of Bologna – Rimini Campus) for which she organized set-up, events and exhibitions. In 2011 she obtained the Bachelor degree in DAMS, curriculum Visual Arts (University of Bologna) with a thesis on Contemporary Art Techniques that investigates the phenomenology of Body Art, focusing on new recruits operating in the twenty-first century. In 2014 she earned her Master Degree from the course of Laurea Magistrale in Moda (University of Bologna – Rimini Campus) with a thesis in Made in Italy, focused on the evolution of anti-fashion style and, specifically, on eight emerging fashion designers interpreted by applying an historical-critical grid borrowed from art. 

Giampaolo Proni

Giampaolo Proni

University of Bologna

Senior Assistant Professor (tenured) in Semiotics (M-FIL/05), Bologna University, Rimini campus, Department for Life Quality Studies.

Giampaolo Proni’s main research field is Charles Sanders Peirce’s theory of signs and the development of interpretive semiotics; in particular he specialised on the theory of Abduction. His first research activity was with Umberto Eco in 1980, first as a graduate student then within the Ph.D. program under his supervision. Starting from a semiotic theoretical ground, he extended his research scope to design theory, during his work at Milan Polytechnic, from 1996 to 2004, before joining the fashion programs started in Rimini by Bologna University. In this approach design and project are the logical development of Peirce’s pragmaticism as a method common to science, art and politics. 

Proni’s recent topics in applied semiotic research have been the analysis of commercial and urban spaces and of digital technology supports for Cultural Heritage.

Among his recent books and papers: La semiotica di Charles S. Peirce. Il sistema e l'evoluzione (Aracne 2017); "Deviner ou ne pas deviner?", in Le Signe des trois. Dupin, Holmes, Peirce, (Presse Universitaire de Liége 2015); "Umberto Eco and Charles Peirce: A slow and respectful convergence", in Semiotica, vol. 206, 2015; "Da Peirce a Sennett: pragmatismo e progetto", in Su Peirce. Interpretazioni, ricerche, prospettive (Bompiani 2015); “Il paesaggio dei segni per la fruizione del Cultural Heritage” / “The Panorama of Signs for Cultural Heritage Experience”, in Design & Cultural Heritage (Electa 2013); La lista della spesa e altri progetti (FrancoAngeli 2012).

Nick Rees-Roberts

Nick Rees-Roberts

Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris 3

Nick Rees-Roberts is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, France, where he is the director of the Masters programme in Fashion Design and Creative Industries in the Faculty of Arts and Media. He holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Sussex (UK). He was formerly Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol (UK) from 2007 to 2016. Professor Rees-Roberts’ research focuses on contemporary media-culture in the intersecting fields of fashion studies, film studies, and gender and sexuality studies. He is the author of French Queer Cinema (2008/2014), co-author of Homo exoticus: race, classe et critique queer (2010), and co-editor of Alain Delon: Style, Stardom and Masculinity (2015). His latest book is Fashion Film: Art and Advertising in the Digital Age, published in 2018 by Bloomsbury Visual Arts, and he is now working on a book about contemporary fashion design and the luxury economy provisionally titled Postmillennial Fashion: Design and Communication in the Corporate Age.

Giorgio Riello

Giorgio Riello

University of Warwick

He is Professor of Global History and Culture and Director of the Institute of Advanced Study and the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick. He is the author of A Foot in the Past (OUP 2006) and Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World (CUP 2013; winner of the World History Association Bentley Prize 2014) and has published extensively on the history of material culture, fashion, design, and trade and consumption in early modern Europe and Asia. He is the co-editor, among the many, of Global Design History (Routledge 2011), Writing Material Culture History (Bloomsbury 2015) and The Global Lives of Things (Routledge 2016). Between 2013 and 2015 he was the coordinator of the Leverhulme-funded ‘The Luxury Network’. His most recent book is entitled Luxury: A Rich History (OUP 2016) which he co-authored with Peter McNeil. In 2016 he was awarded the Iris Foundation Award for his contribution to the field of Decorative Arts and Material Culture.

Monica Sassatelli

Monica Sassatelli

University of Bologna

Monica Sassatelli is a cultural sociologist, currently Associate Professor at the University of Bologna, Department for Life Quality Studies, and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths - University of London, Department of Sociology (on leave).

 Her research interests focus on cultural events and institutions, cultural policies and creative industries. Her PhD research involved a case study of the European Capital of Culture programme and its role within EU cultural policies as a means of identity-building. In 2008-10 she has been involved in an collaborative project titled ‘Art Festivals and the European Public Culture’, which examined the role of festivals as sites of trans-national identifications and democratic debate. This inspired her to continue researching art biennials in particular, expanding beyond a focus on Europe to examine the emerging, widespread ‘biennialization’ of the contemporary art world.

Among her publications are the monograph Becoming Europeans. Cultural Identity and Cultural Policies, Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 (Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2010) and the edited collection Arts Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere, London: Routledge, 2011 (co-edited with G. Delanty and L. Giorgi). Recent articles include:  ‘“Europe in your Pocket”: narratives of identity in euro iconography” Journal of Contemporary European Studies 25(3): 354-366, 2017; and  ‘Symbolic Production in the Art Biennial: Making Worlds’. Theory, Culture and Society 34(4) 89–113, 2017.

Simona Segre Reinach

Simona Segre Reinach

University of Bologna

Simona Segre Reinach is cultural anthropologist and professor of Fashion Studies at Bologna University, Rimini Campus.
She has written on fashion from a global perspective in the books, such as Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010), The Fashion History Reader (2010), as well as published articles in Fashion Theory, Fashion Practice, Business and Economic History, and Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty.  She is author of Mode in Italy (1999), La moda. Un'introduzione (2005, 2010), Orientalismi. La moda nel mercato globale (2006), Un Mondo di Mode (2011).

She has done field work in China (in Sept 2002, April 2004, April 2005, April 2006, March-April 2008 and April 2010),  contributing to a collaborative study in Cultural Anthropology on Sino-Italian joint - ventures  in the field of textile and fashion. In progress is an edited volume (with Wessie Ling) on Multiple Chinas which studies contemporary façade of China through post-1980s Chinese fashion taking into account not only the fast-developing country itself but also its diaspora and cultural interaction with Europe.
She is also involved in Fashion Curation Studies. She curated the exhibit 80's-90's Facing Beauties. Italian Fashion and Japanese Fashion at a Glance (Museo della città di Rimini, 11 ottobre-8 dicembre 2013).
She sits in the Editorial Board of the journals and editorial series : Fashion Theory -Dress Cultures - The International Journal of Fashion Studies - Critical Studies of Fashion and Beauty. She has been involved in the recent debates over future directions in fashion studies (Rimini University and Warwick University).

She is Member of MIC, Moda Immagine Consumi (http://users2.unimi.it)

Research Profile
Her particular interests are directed towards fashion theory and fashion representation, fashion curation theory in an anthropological perspective; the use of fieldwork in fashion studies, the relationship between ‘made in', national identity, consumption and production in the global fashion industry: - The evolution of Italian fashion industry after the 80's, - Sino-Italian joint ventures, - Western attitudes towards Chinese fashion industry and Chinese consumers, - Western brands in China and local fashion resources. 

Lucio Spaziante

Lucio Spaziante

University of Bologna | Fellow 2017

He has been adjunct professor at the University of Bologna, University of Ferrara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IULM University (Feltre and Milan). Since 2012 I am Lecturer at the University of Bologna. 
Among his publications: Reality tv. La televisione ai confini della realtà (with C. Demaria, L. Grosso, Roma, Rai Nuova Eri-Vqpt, 2002), Sociosemiotica del pop: identità, testi e pratiche musicali (Roma, Carocci, 2007), Dai beat alla generazione dell’iPod: le culture musicali giovanili (Roma, Carocci, 2010),Icone pop. Identità e apparenze tra semiotica e musica (Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2016). 
He edited with N. Dusi, Remix-remake: pratiche di replicabilità, (Roma, Meltemi, 2006), with M.P. Pozzato,Parole nell'aria. Sincretismi fra musica e altri linguaggi (Pisa, ETS. 2009), with I. Pezzini, Corpi mediali. Semiotica e contemporaneità(Pisa ETS, 2014). 

Ines Tolic

Ines Tolic

University of Bologna

She is Assistant Professor in History of Architecture at the University of Bologna. She graduated in Architecture (2004) from the University Iuav of Venice, and received a PhD in the History of Architecture and Urban History (2009) at the School of Advanced Studies in Venice. Her dissertation, dealing with the reconstruction of Skopje after the earthquake of 1963, was published last year (Reggio Emilia, 2011). She has also written about post-war architecture and urban design in Japan (Milan 2008 and 2009), as well as about contemporary architecture in South Africa, understood as a reflection of a transitional process which began with the rise to power by Nelson Mandela (2010). Since 2010, she has collaborated with the international research project Unfinished modernisations, Architecture and urban planning in former Yugoslavia and its successor states(curators V. Kulić and M. Mrduljaš), sponsored within the EU Culture 2007-2013 program. She is currently engaged in the Visualizing Venice project, promoted by the IUAV University in Venice, Duke University in Durham (NC), and Fondazione Venezia.