Luca Bertocci

PhD student in Urban and Regional Development, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

My name is Luca Bertocci, I am a PhD student in Urban and Regional Development at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). I have a bachelor in Literature and a Master Degree in Geography. My research straddles critical urban theory, urban political ecology and decolonial studies. The aim is to search for geographies and conditions of possibility to think about and visualize current forms of political negotiation within the production of socio-natural space. What could it mean, today, to think about the right to the urban? During my research, I will try to position myself both where large metropolises and nature merge and co-produce together, and where new infrastructures radically transform territories, forms of life and social contexts. In this way, I will try to highlight the heterogeneous lines of force and future scenarios emerging from certain ongoing trends, in particular the planetary metamorphosis of the city and the ecological crisis.