I am an Italian-Chinese sociocultural explorer working at the intersection of culture, tech and policy.
Research started as the ideal tool to pursue discovery and very quickly became a way of well, keeping sane. I search for different angles to understand the contradictions of the human mind and behaviour, including my own.
I am interested in sharing stories of what separates us and brings us together. From curating experiential immersions to developing audiovisual stories, I seek to immerse my audience into the multiple realities shaping our personas, relations and societies.
I hold a BSc Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London and an MSc Population & Development from The London School of Economics & Political Science.
An insider’s look into grass-root self-help groups in Shanghai for Roads & Kingdoms and Slate Magazine
An examination of cultural factors that shape environmental behaviours in urban contexts. You can find an overview here or ask me for a pdf copy of “Cultural boundaries to climate change: perceptions of everyday climate-relevant issues”.
Luxury shopping in Rome to understand how consumers seek meaning through relationships with overseas “daigou” shopping agents
At the Eve of change in Laoximen, having ales in real Shanghai before demolitions
Moving to Africa for fresh air – insights into Nairobi’s new Chinese Community
Catching up with artists in Beijing and Shanghai – watch the video trailer here