A collective study lab

Alessandra MOSSA

PhD candidate in Urban & Regional Development at the Polytechnic of Turin

Alessandra Mossa is a Phd student at DIST, Politecnico di Torino. She holds a MA in Architecture and a MSc in Regional and urban planning studies. Before starting her Phd she worked as a researcher at the LSE, at the University of Westminster and at the University of Sussex. There, she has been involved on a variety of projects around issues of urban precarity,  planning deregulation, informality, housing and community planning. She is now looking at the relationship between mental health and place by focusing on how ‘mad identities’ are shaped, embodied and narrated in post-asylum geographies of mental care.

Selected publications

Holman, N., Mossa, A., & Pani, E. (2018). Planning, value(s) and the market: An analytic for “what comes next?”. Environment and Planning. A, 50(3), 608-626.

Mossa, A. (2020). The Case of Co-working Spaces for Fulfilling Agile Working and Worker Needs. In Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age (pp. 157-167). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Neuman, M., Perrone, C. and Mossa, A. (2021) Applied research by design: an experimental collaborative and interdisciplinary design charrette. European Planning Studies. pp. 1-21. ISSN 0965-4313