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BARCHETTA Lucilla

I was born in Andria in 1988. In 2011 I got a B.A. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Turin with a thesis concerning the trajectories of second-generation migrants in the “Barriera di Milano” area within Turin. I led a qualitative research in collaboration with local associations, while coordinating recreational ateliers and after-school activities for children and teenagers. Thanks to that experience, I developed a strong interest in the anthropological study of contemporary cities and the potential connections between social and spatial dimensions in everyday life. I completed my career with a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (University of Turin). In 2012 I participated to the Erasmus mobility program at the University of Lyon 2, where I had the chance to start a research internship at the Centre Social Charpennes-Tonkin in Villeurbanne (Lyon). Over the course of the year, I studied the effects of the Centre Social services on the neighborhood and how different actors perceived them. The challenging urban issues gave me a strong motivation to deepen my understanding of the urban area. From April to June 2013, I went back to Villeurbanne, where I started studying the Jean Monnet Park, located in the Tonkin area. This research then became the focus of my Master thesis which examined the dynamics of the interaction of aesthetic, ecological and socio-cultural issues that are likely to take place in a public park. That experience gave me a great inspiration to enhance my research aims and activities. Here is a list of my research interests: the role of nature in urban planning and spatial development; the changing urban metabolism; residential segregation; spatial and social inequalities; sociological perspective on urban life and cultures; cultural and environmental sustainability in public spaces; city parks and gentrification processes; urban green commons, participatory governance; ethnography in urban studies; the socioanthropological study of urban design and landscape. My personal interests also include photography and field recording as alternative ways to explore the transforming life of cities.

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