PhD candidate in Urban & Regional Development at the Polytechnic of Turin
Lorenzo Mauloni is a PhD candidate in Urban & Regional Development at Politecnico di Torino. His current research investigates on migrants’ encampments in Rome, Italy, reflecting on urban inhabitation from these settings. His work engages on an immersive study of space through multiple qualitative methods, trying to establish peer relationships with the subjects under focus. On a theoretical level, the research lies at the intersection between the migrant subject and the urban sphere, where encampment as a form of urban life turns as the alternative for those confined onto a life on the street. The attention to the internal politics of space come from previous experiences made in vulnerable contexts of the Global South, both as a practitioner and as a student.