Architect, musician, sound artist, and scholar, he completed his PhD in Regional planning and public policies at Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy, and is currently Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Iuav and McGill University’s School of Information Studies, Montreal.
His research deals with the relationship between Urban Studies and Sound Studies. In particular, he is interested in collaborative and participatory approach to urban policy analysis and design through Urban Sound Planning methodologies and Sound Art practice.
Sound is central to his artistic and academic activities. He considers critical listening a pivotal tool for the investigation of urban and cultural transformations affecting particularly vulnerable areas (such as depopulation, segregation and loss of local identities), and he believes sound planning tools can strongly contribute to improve the livability and inclusivity of public space and to promote social change.
Through articles, lectures, soundwalks, compositions, performances, and installations he aims to foster sonic awareness and to empower institutions and local communities, exploring the combination of collaborative and sonic methodologies for urban regeneration.