Federico Venturini

Federico Venturini
University of Udine | UNIUD

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Introduction
Federico Venturini is an Research Associate at the University of Udine (Italy). His current research focuses on river contracts, participatory processes and Zero Waste. In 2016, he earned his PhD at the University of Leeds on social ecology, urban crisis and social movements. He holds an M.Phil. from the University of Trieste as well as a Master’s in history and European Culture from the University of Udine (Italy).
Education
February 2012 - April 2016
University of Leeds
Field of study
  • Human geography

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Publications (19)
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Environmental education is vital for raising awareness of sustainable development. Zero Waste is a holistic model that goes beyond waste reduction and recycling, and calls for a reshaping of contemporary modes of production and consumption while also promoting active citizenship awareness. Exploring Zero Waste principles, this article situates and...
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I rifiuti costituiscono un problema centrale della società globale, in grado di minare in profondità il futuro del pianeta. La mentalità e le pratiche consumistiche si contraddistinguono per garantire produzioni in grado di rispondere a una domanda crescente sempre più variegata. Tuttavia, ci si è preoccupati meno dell’anello cosiddetto finale del...
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Pressing global environmental problems can be solved only by facing the social problems within society and vice versa. These crises can be approached from different perspectives. In 2016, an estimated 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste were generated and this number is increasing fast. The problem of where and how to dispose of this mater...
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Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement examines the ideas about social ecology and communalism behind the evolving political structures in the Kurdish region. The collection evaluates practical green projects, including the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement, Jinwar women’s eco-village, food sovereignty in a solidarity economy, environme...
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2021 marks the 100 years anniversary of the birth of Murray Bookchin (1921 – 2006), founding theorist of social ecology and one of the most profound thinkers of the 20th century. His thought, always political and directed towards radical social change, has influenced both urban and rural social movements around the world, including one of the most...
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Now, more than ever, environmental education (EE) is needed in order to meet the ecological challenges following centuries of human impact on the planet. Two novel approaches – circular economy and Zero Waste – can contribute to environmental education curricula. The first refers to a non-linear economic system that retains energy and raw materials...
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In celebration of Murray Bookchin's birth centenary, his daughter Debbie is joined by a number of his former friends, students and fellow travelers to honor his memory and reflect on his revolutionary legacy. ROAR Magazine is an independent journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the frontlines of the global strugg...
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Potenza, V., Rossetti, M., Menèndez, J., Pasqui, L., Peltola, M., Sala. G., Barroco. F., Cunha, F., Benetti, R., Silvia Bianchi, S., Casaburi, V., Franceschetto, S., Micheli, D., Stori, M. and Venturini, F. 2020. Working Group 4: Sustainability-Related Jobs and New Skills. In: Pettinaroli A. (ed) 2020. Transformative Economies From the Circular Eco...
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Primeiramente, considero o conceito de ação direta conforme definido na literatura e como foi posto em prática no Rio de Janeiro na forma de ação direta militante. As manifestações de rua assumiram um papel político crescente desde junho de 2013 e enfrentaram forte repressão policial. A necessidade de resistir a essa violência repressiva forçou os...
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This is a story about my experience as activist-researcher during the Covid-19 crisis in Udine, a small city in the North-East of Italy. This is not a happy story of actions and results but a narration of frustration and feelings of impotence .
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This volume arose from proceedings of the conference The Right to the City and Social Ecology—Towards Ecological and Democratic Cities, held in Thessaloniki 1–3 September, 2017. The conference was organized by the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE). TRISE is an association of activists and intellectuals based in Europe, who are conce...
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Um revolucionário preso em uma fortaleza insular pode ter a chave da paz no Oriente Médio. O líder do Partido dos Trabalhadores do Curdistão (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, é considerado por muitos como o “Mandela Curdo”, emitindo corajosamente propostas de paz mesmo a partir da cela da prisão. Suas ideias sobre democracia, libertação das mulheres e liberd...
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The aim of this work is to discuss the right to the city, spatial justice and social ecology in order to create new tools and understandings at the service of urban social movements aiming towards ecological and democratic cities. This work is divided in five sections. In the first and second sections the concepts of the right to the city and spati...
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Cities are increasingly a major cause of, but also a potential solution for, environmental and social crises. Across the world, a new wave of urban social movements are arising: movements building economic, social, and political alternatives based on solidarity, equality, and participation. At the forefront of these, social ecology is emerging as a...
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A revolutionary imprisoned on an island fortress may hold the key to peace in the Middle East. From the confines of his Turkish prison cell, Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdish Freedom Movement, has proposed a political solution to the interminable Turkish-Kurdish conflict, leading many to describe him as the "Kurdish Mandela." His ideas on...
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Rio de Janeiro is suffering from increasing environmental damage. Urban social move- ments in the city, however, seem not to be considering this issue at the same level as other issues. The absence of a manifest environmental consciousness by urban social movements in Rio de Janero is striking, particularly from a social ecology point of view. It w...
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All around the world today cities face a series of uprisings where urban social movements play a key role. Social ecology can help us understand contemporary urban struggles and articulate their opposition to capitalism and domination. Social ecology provides a powerful set of ideas that can strengthen these movements. However, a more extensive dia...
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Our research is based on analyses of broad literature, collection of original material through fieldwork, and personal experience in L’Aquila, an Italian city heavily da- maged by an earthquake in 2009. We took this site as a context of induced scarcity and of some Grassroots Urban Initiatives developed within it. After giving a broad narrative of...

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I would like to know if anyone has some suggestions/experiences/papers to share with me regarding how to collectively edit a volume of essays in an horizontal and participatory way.
After a very productive conference (Power to destroy, power to create: building a culture of resistance – towards radical social change 2019 TRISE conference, more info: http://trise.org/conference-2019/) we decided to start a process to collect and work on the papers presented in order to make a (two?) publication (as we already done for the previous one http://trise.org/2019/10/31/social-ecology-and-the-right-to-the-city/)
We will have both academic and activists papers so it would be good to have suggestions how to edit papers with authors coming from different backgrounds. Suggestions also on collective peer review are welcome.
During the conference we started a collective discussion with all the presenters/key note speakers. We already nominated 4 "facilitator" (2 women, 2 men, me included) and following the steps we discussed, now we have all together to organize how to develop the material collected.
We as a group have still to discuss how to review/which form the book(s) will have/the overall process.
At the moment we are collecting all the emails of the people interested and then decided everything collectively (potentially we can be a 32 people endeavor).

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Faced with deep social and ecological crises, Murray Bookchin, the founderof social ecology, expressed his concerns for the future of humanity: “If wedo not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable”(Bookchin 2005, 107). As a political ecology, social ecology argues thattoday’s social and ecological crises are inextricably rooted in thedomination of human by human which, in turn, gives rise to the notion of domination over nature. These two crises are exacerbated by the presenthegemonic social, economic, and political system: capitalism.
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Lexington Books (humanities and social sciences imprint of independent publishing house Rowman & Littlefield), have invited me to produce a book on environmental issues relating to the Kurdish region. This will be an addition to their current series on "Environment and Society." Abstracts are invited for contributions to an edited collection of essays relevant to the ecological initiatives of the Kurdish freedom movement post-2000. Proposed title: Kurdish Ecology: Environmental Thought, Challenges and Activism. Collection of essays (edited by Stephen E. Hunt) Objectives: To document, understand, and critically evaluate the Kurdish ecological initiatives within the disciplines of the environmental humanities. To consider the achievements of, and prospects for, such initiatives within a broad context and from multiple perspectives. To inform ongoing conversations about the wider implications for ecological justice and sustainability within planetary boundaries. As a project for intellectual mutual aid, the collection will also seek to address two related questions: • What can be learned from the inclusion of ecology in the Kurdish revolutionaries’ program of transformation? • What practical forms of solidarity are appropriate and effective? Please provide an abstract of your proposed contribution, with a brief biography, by 12th June 2020. Papers of around 5000 words are requested by 30th November 2020. This will enable a timely peer-review process to ensure readiness for publication by the end of 2021. For call for papers and expressions of interest, please contact me at: Stephen.Hunt@uwe.ac.uk