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Ms L. (Letizia) Chiappini

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Bio

    Letizia Chiappini is a PhD candidate in Urban Studies (UrbEur Doctorate) at the University of Milan-Bicocca and in the Geographies of Globalization (GoG) research group at the University of Amsterdam (joint doctorate). Her research interests revolve around urban transformations and societal changes under digital capitalism. 

    In her PhD research, she proposes the concept of ‘urban digital platform’ as a theoretical lens to analyse digital platforms oriented to support grassroots initiatives and citizen engagement. Such as civic crowdfunding and complementary welfare platforms. It is a comparative analysis based on four years of fieldwork in Milan and Amsterdam. In particular, the research project attends to the ways in which a diverse set of differentially situated urban actors are able to influence processes of policymaking in the two cities. As such the project is positioned within the broad field of urban political economy. In other ongoing projects, she investigates the maker movement, crafting, digital fabrication and making more broadly (e.g. makerspace) as an alternative mode and space of production, starting from initial empirical engagement in Milan.

    Research for her master thesis focused on smart city discourse and participatory processes in urban governance. She holds a BA in literature and philosophy (University of Parma), and a MA in sociology and social research (University of Milan-Bicocca, co-supervised with Aalborg University, Denmark).

  • Publications

    2019

    • Chiappini, L., & Törnberg, P. (2019). Deus ex machina: makerspaces in Milan and their transformative potential. In J. Kaae Fisker, L. Chiappini, L. Pugalis, & A. Bruzzese (Eds.), The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue (pp. 73-92). (Regions and Cities; Vol. 130). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315103952-5 [details]
    • Fisker, J. K., & Chiappini, L. (2019). Conclusion: Enabling Alternative Urban Futures. In J. Kaae Fisker, L. Chiappini, L. Pugalis, & A. Bruzzese (Eds.), Enabling Urban Alternatives: Crises, Contestation, and Cooperation (pp. 271-292). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007%2F978-981-13-1531-2_13 [details]
    • Fisker, J. K., Chiappini, L., Pugalis, L., & Bruzzese, A. (Eds.) (2019). Enabling Urban Alternatives: Crises, Contestation, and Cooperation. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1531-2 [details]
    • Kaae Fisker, J., & Chiappini, L. (2019). An international dialogue on the production of alternative urban spaces. In J. Kaae Fisker, L. Chiappini, L. Pugalis, & A. Bruzzese (Eds.), The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue (pp. 227-243). (Regions and Cities; Vol. 130). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315103952-13 [details]
    • Kaae Fisker, J., Chiappini, L., Pugalis, L., & Bruzzese, A. (2019). Conceptualising the production of alternative urban spaces. In J. Kaae Fisker, L. Chiappini, L. Pugalis, & A. Bruzzese (Eds.), The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue (pp. 1-19). (Regions and Cities; Vol. 130). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315103952-1 [details]
    • Kaae Fisker, J., Chiappini, L., Pugalis, L., & Bruzzese, A. (Eds.) (2019). The Production of Alternative Urban Spaces: An International Dialogue. (Regions and Cities; Vol. 130). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315103952 [details]

    Talk / presentation

    • Chiappini, L. (invited speaker) & Törnberg, K. P. (invited speaker) (2017). Gentrification issues between North and South, East and West: Case study on gentrification processes through the lens of digital data, Politecnico di Milano, architectural department.
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