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EDUCATION

High School Scientific Diploma, Liceo Scientifico “Luigi Pirandello” (Rome, Italy).

Degree in Philosophy, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Rome, Italy), with a thesis on the following topic: Scientific knowledge and its Moral Relevance in Federico Cesi.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Executive Secretary of IRCA – International Research Center for Aesthetics and Art Theory (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy).

Head of Secretariat of the Philosophy Courses (Department of Literary, Philosophical and History of Art Studies, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy).

LANGUAGE

Reading, speaking, writing:

Italian

English

Turkish

ORGANIZATON OF ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

“CRITICA DELLA RAGION CINICA” (“CRITIQUE OF CYNICAL REASON”) Conversation with Luigi Alici, Aldo Masullo, Mario Perniola, Armando Rigobello, Aldo Zanardo. Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 10 May 1988.

“DALL’ESTETICA MUSICALE AL PENSIERO ACUSTICO” (“FROM MUSICAL AESTHETICS TO ACOUSTIC THOUGHT”). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, March-May, 1989.

“LE PLI. LEIBNIZ E IL BAROCCO” (“LE PLI. LEIBNIZ AND BAROQUE”) Conversation with Maurizio Grande, Vittorio Mathieu, Massimo Mugnai, Mario Perniola, Guido Zingari †. Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 18 January 1989.

“ACUSMA. L’ASCOLTO NELL’ESPERIENZA MUSICALE CONTEMPORANEA” (“ACUSMA. LISTENING IN CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL EXPERIENCE (Interdisciplinary Meeting). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 16-17 June 1989.

“TRE LEZIONI SUGLI STOICI ANTICHI” (“THREE LESSONS ON ANCIENT STOICS”). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 21 January, 28 January, 4 February 1991.

“L’ESTETICA DI LUIGI PAREYSON” (“THE AESTHETICS OF LUIGI PAREYSON”). Rome, Spanish Academy of History, Archaeology and Fine Arts, 30 November 1992.

“IL NEOANTICO. TECNICA E POSSESSIONE NELLA CULTURA, NELLA POESIA E NELLE ARTI” (“THE NEO-ANTIQUE. TECHNIC AND POSSESSION IN CULTURE, POETRY AND ARTS”) (International Conference). Rome, Spanish Academy of History, Archaeology and Fine Arts, 29-30 January 1993.

“L’INSTALLAZIONE ARTISTICA, IL CONTENUTO-FORMA D’UN NUOVO SPAZIO” (“THE ARTISTIC INSTALLATION, THE CONTENT-FORM OF A NEW SPACE”) (Talk). Rome, Spanish Academy of History, Archaeology and Fine Arts, 29 April 1994.

“MODI E MODE, COMODI E RIMEDI” (“ON MEASURE AND FASHION, COMFORTS AND REMEDIES”) (International Conference). Rome, Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (Advanced Institute for Industrial Arts), 16-17 February 2001.

“NATURA, COLTURA, CULTURA” (“FROM NATURE TO CULTURE”) (International Conference). Rome, Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (Advanced Institute for Industrial Arts), 22-23 February 2002.

“UKIYO. MONDO FLUTTUANTE” (“UKIYO. THE FLOATING WORLD”) (International Conference). Rome, Institute of Japanese Culture, 21-22 February 2003.

“LE TRE A DELL’ARTE ATTUALE: ABIEZIONE – AMMIRAZIONE – APPROPRIAZIONE” (“THE THREE AS OF CONTEMPORARY ART: ABJECTION – ADMIRATION – APPROPRIATION”) (International Conference). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 7-8 May 2004.

“TROPICALISMI” (“TROPICALISMS”) (International Conference). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 2 March 2006.

“TRASH, DEBOLEZZA O FORZA DELL’OCCIDENTE?” (Seminar). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 2 May 2006.

“TRANSITIONS” (International Lecture with Luigi SETTEMBRINI). Istanbul, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 11 April 2011.

“MANTIĞIN ÖTESİNDE. KURAL DIŞI SANAT MI YOKSA KURALDIŞI SANATÇILAR MI? PSİKOLOJİK BAKIŞ AÇISI” (“BEYOND THE REASON. OUTSIDER ART OR ART OF OUTSIDERS? A PSYCHOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW”) (International Lecture with Sergio BELSANTI). Istanbul, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 4 May 2011.

“MİMARLIK GÜZELLİK SANAT. MİMARİNİN ESTETİK MEKANI” (“ARCHITECTURE, BEAUTY, ART. THE AESTHETIC SPACE OF ARCHITECTURE”) (International Lecture with Giuseppe PATELLA). Istanbul, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 5 May 2011.

“INTERACTION BETWEEN SPACE AND CULTURE. ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN AREA” (IRCA International Seminar 2011 with Gülşen ÖZAYDIN and Pelin KOTAS). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 28 November 2011.

“DOĞU VE BATI ARASINDA KENT ESTETİĞİ” (“AESTHETICS OF THE CITY BETWEEN EAST AND WEST”) (IRCA International Seminar 2012 with Roberto TERROSI). Istanbul, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 17 May 2012.

 “GEORGE SANTAYANA AND ITALY” (IRCA International Congress 2012). Rome, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 30-31 October 2012.

 “COMUNIDAD DE HABLA, COMUNIDAD DE ESCUCHA” (IRCA Lecture 2012 with Ramón DEL CASTILLO). Rome, Italy, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 17 December 2012.

 “ESTÈTICA DE LO TRASLÙCIDO” (IRCA Lecture 2013 with Enrique HERRERAS, Universidad de València, Spain). Rome, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 15 January 2013.

 “EASTERN IMPACT. THE ENIGMA OF VAN GOGH’S CHALLEGNE TO REMBRANDT” (IRCA International Seminar 2013 with OZAKI Akihiro, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan). Rome, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 19 March 2013.

 “PENSO DOVE NON SONO. IL FILOSOFO E IL SUO SCHERMO” (IRCA Support 2013). Rome, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 2 October 2013.

 “WHO IS AFRAID OF EXPERIMENTATION? ART AND THEORY IN POSTWAR JAPAN”, IRCA International Seminar 2013 with OKAMOTO Genta (Okayama University, Japan) and IKENO Ayako (JSPS, Tokyo University, Japan). Rome, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 8 October 2013.

 “PER UN’ESTETICA NON SIMBOLICA” (IRCA Lecture 2013 with Vincenzo CUOMO, University of Salerno, Italy). Rome, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 4 December 2013.

 “THE DRAMA OF EXPERIENCE. ON DEWEY’S ART AS EXPERIENCE” (IRCA Lecture 2014 with Ramón del Castillo, UNED, Madrid, Spain). Rome, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 20 May 2014.

SECRETARY OF INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES

“IL FASCINO DISCRETO DELLE MERCI. ESTETICA, DESIGN & COMUNICAZIONE” (“THE DISCREET CHARM OF COMMODITIES. AESTHETICS, DESIGN & COMMUNICATION”) (International Conference). Rome, Sala Borromini, 8-9 May 1998.

“IL LUSSO. OSCURO OGGETTO DEL DESIDERIO” (“LUXURY. THE OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE”) (International Conference). Rome, Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (Advanced Institute for Industrial Arts), 22-23 October 1999.

“LA DESTITUZIONE POLITICA DEGLI INTELLETTUALI” (“INTELLECTUAL’S POLITICAL DESTITUTION”) (International Conference). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 19-20 October 2007.

“ESTETICA EUROPEA E ONTOLOGIA” (“EUROPEAN AESTHETICS AND ONTOLOGY”) (International Conference). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 20 February, 2009.

“SCRITTORI O SCRIVENTI? SUL VALORE DELLA LETTERATURA” (International Conference). Rome, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 13-14 October 2011.

RESEARCH ABROAD

1) participation in the international seminar “Vergleichende Geschichtswissenschaft, directed by Pietro Rossi (University of Turin) and Luciano Cafagna (University of Pisa), within the “45° Europäisches Forum Alpbach”. (General theme of the forum: “Geschichte und Gesetz”. (20-31 August 1989, Alpbach, Tirol, Austria).

2) participation in the international seminar “Human Rights. A historical perspective”, directed by Francesco D’Agostino (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”) and Marco Carnovale (Institute of International Affairs, Rome), within the “46° Europäisches Forum Alpbach”“. (General theme of the forum: “Freedom – order – responsibility”. (18-29 August 1990, Alpbach, Tirol, Austria).

3) Visiting Researcher at Anatolian Culture & Art Research Application Center of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey (from February 2011).

RESEARCH

1) 1988: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of Education on the following subject: “Aesthetics of the Museum“. (duration: 12 months).

2) 1989: participation in the research program financed by the Italian National Research Council on the following subject: “Beauty and Its Historical Effectuality in the Aesthetic Western tradition in Contemporary Life“. (duration: 36 months).

3) 1989: participation in the local group of research financed by the Ministry of Education on the following subject: “Aesthetic Education in Contemporary Society“. (Topic of the national research program: “Aesthetic Education in Europe“). (duration: 24 months).

4) 1989: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of Education about the following subject: “Aesthetics of Feeling“. (duration: 12 months).

5) 1990: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetics and Ethics“. (duration: 12 months).

6) 1991: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetic and Primitive arts“. (duration: 12 months).

7) 1992: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetics of Ritual“. (duration: 12 months).

8) 1993: participation in the research program financed by the National Research Council on the following subject: “Aesthetics and the System of Fine Arts“. (duration: 36 months).

9) 1993: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetics of the Artistic Object“. (duration: 12 months).

10) 1994: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetic Experience“. (duiration: 12 months).

11) 1995: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetics of Performance“. (duration: 12 months).

12) 1996: participation in the research program financed by the Italian National Research Council on the following subject: “Contemporary Aesthetics and the Origin of Art“. (duration: 36 months).

13) 1996: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetics of the Symbol“. (duration: 12 months).

14) 1997: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetics of the Remnant“. (duration: 12 months).

15) 1997: participation in the national research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research (Scientific Research Programs of Relevant National Interest) on the following subject: “Theory and History of Aesthetic“. (Topic of the local program: “Twentieth-century Aesthetics“). (duration: 24 months).

16) 1998: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetic Taste“. (duration: 12 months).

17) 1999: participation in national research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research (Scientific Research Programs of Relevant National Interest) on the following subject: “Philosophies of the Subject: Phenomenology and Critic of Experience“. (Topic of the local program: “Life and Form in Twentieth-century philosophy“). (duration: 24 months).

18) 1999: participation in the research program financed by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research on the following subject: “Aesthetics and Artistic Value“. (duration: 12 months).

19) 2000: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Programs) on the following subject: “Aesthetic Greatness“. (duration: 12 months).

20) 2000: scientific cooperation with the Museum of pre-classic Civilizations of Southern Murgia (Ostuni, Italy) to develop a research on the following subject: “Artistic Expressions of pre-Roman populations of southern Apuglia” (28 August – 18 September 2000).

21) 2001: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Programs) on the following subject: “Aesthetics and Economy“. (duration: 12 months).

22) 2002: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Programs) on the following subject: “The Lack of Aesthetic Interest“. (duration: 12 months).

23) 2002: participation in the national research program financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Scientific Research Programs of Relevant National Interest) on following subject: “Individuality and Globalization“. (Topic of the local program: “Singularity and Cultural Recognition in Globalized Age“). (duration: 24 months).

24) 2003: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Programs) on the following subject: “The Cultural Turn of Aesthetics” (Duration: 12 months).

25) 2004: participation in national research program financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Scientific Research Programs of Relevant National Interest) on the following subject: “Individuality: Philosophical Tradition, Historical Thinking and Knowledge of Life“. (Topic of the local program: “Individuality: Creativity and Symbolic Forms“). (duration: 24 months).

26) 2005: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Programs) on the following subject: “Aesthetics and Geography“. (duration: 12 months).

27) 2006: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Programs) on the following subject: “Expansion and Fragmentation of the Aesthetic Horizon within Contemporary Philosophical Research“. (duration: 12 months).

28) 2006: participation in the national research program financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Scientific Research Programs of National Interest) on the following subject: “Ethics and Ontology. Fact, Value, Subject“. (Topic of the local program: “History, Ontology, Ethics“). (duration: 24 months).

29) 2007: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Programs) on the following subject: “Mannerism in the Artistic, Aesthetic and Philosophical Culture“. (duration: 12 months).

30) 2008: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Projects) on the following subject: “Twentieth-century Aesthetics between West and East“. (duration: 12 months).

31) 2008: participation in the national research program financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Scientific Research Programs of National Interest) on the following subject: “History, Phenomenology and Theory of Values“. (Topic of the local program: “Conceptual and Non-conceptual Nature, Superhistorical and Historical of Value“). (duration: 24 months).

32) 2009: participation in the research program financed by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (University Scientific Research Projects) on the following subject: “The Issue of Time in Western Aesthetic Thought in the Era of Globalization and the Emergence of non-European Cultures“. (duration: 12 months).

TEACHING

1) Member of the following boards of university examinations:

Philosophy of Language (Prof. Guido Zingari †), since the Academic Year 1996/97 to the Academic Year 2000/01.

Aesthetics (Prof. Giuseppe Patella), since the Academic Year 2002/03 to the Academic Year 2010/11.

2) Responsible for external relations and educational and scientific initiatives of the Philosophy of Language Laboratory (Prof. Guido Zingari †) on the following theme: “Languages and technologies” since the Academic Year 1996/97 to the Academic Year 2000/01).

3) Member of the National Commission for Examinations of professional Nurses (A. F. 1995/96) at the School for Professional Nurses of Lariano (Rome): 17-18-19 June 1996.

4) Member of the National Commission for Examinations of professional Nurses (A. F. 1995/96) at the School for Professional Nurses of Lariano (Rome) 21-24-25 June 1996.

5) Member of the National Commission for Examinations of professional Nurses (A. F. 1996/97) at the School for Professional Nurses of Lariano (Rome) 30 June – 3 July 1997

6) Organization and conduct of Training and Information Seminars in Higher Secondary Schools (Acadmic Year 1997/98).

7) Course of Italian Language and Culture at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University of Istanbul, Turkey (Acadmic Year 2010/11).

EDITOR AND EDITORIAL BOARD

Editorial secretary of the magazine “ESTETICA NEWS. Theory and Information” (Quarterly Journal of Aesthetic Research) Chair of Aesthetics and Philosophy at the University of Rome” Tor Vergata “). Since 1988 to 1998.

Editorial assistant of the magazine “CLINAMEN” (Quarterly Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). Since 1988 to 1990.

Editorial secretary of the yearbook “Clinamen” (book No. 1), Filosofie dell’animalità (Philosophies of Animality), Milan, Mimesis, 1992. (Annual Publication of Department of Philosophy, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”).

Editorial secretary of the journal “AGALMA. Journal of Cultural Studies and Aesthetics” (published biannually by the Chair of Aesthetics and Philosophy at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). Since 2000.

PUBLICATIONS

Reviews, summaries and critical reviews:

1) Graziella Ballanti (a cura di), Un’epistolario d’amore del XII secolo (Roma, Anicia, 1988), in “Clinamen“, n. 4, 1989. Ballanti Graziella (ed.), A Twelth-century Epistolary of Love (Rome, Anicia, 1988), in “Clinamen” No. 4, 1989.

2) Fulvio Carmagnola, Plot, il tempo del raccontare nel cinema e nella letteratura (Roma, Meltemi, 2004), in “Agalma. Rivista di Studi Culturali e di Estetica“, n. 9, marzo 2005. Fulvio Carmagnola, Plot, the Time of Telling in Cinema and Literature (Rome, Meltemi, 2004), in “Agalma. Journal of Cultural Studies and Aesthetics“, No. 9, March 2005.

3) Pino Schirripa, Le politiche della cura. Terapie, potere e tradizione nel Ghana contemporaneo (Lecce, Argo, 2005), in “Agalma. Rivista di Studi Culturali e di Estetica“, n. 10, settembre 2005. Pino Schirripa, The Politics of Care. Therapies, Power and Tradition in Modern Ghana (Lecce, Argo, 2005), in “Agalma. Journal of Cultural Studies and Aesthetics,” No. 10, September 2005.

4) Federico Luisetti, Giorgio Maragliano (a cura di), Dopo il museo (Torino, Trauben, 2006), in “Agalma. Rivista di Studi Culturali e di Estetica“, n. 12, settembre 2006. Federico Luisetti, Giorgio Maragliano (eds.), After the Museum (Turin, Trauben, 2006), in “Agalma. Journal of Cultural Studies and Aesthetics“, No. 12, September 2006.

5) Marco Caponera, La sparizione del reale. Lettura critica del linguaggio dei mass media (Roma, Le Nubi Edizioni, 2006), in “Agalma. Rivista di Studi Culturali e di Estetica“, n. 13, marzo 2007. Marco Caponera, The Disappearance of Reality. Critical Reading of the Language of Mass Media (Rome, Le Nubi Edizioni, 2006), in “Agalma. Journal of Cultural Studies and Aesthetics“, No. 13, March 2007.

6) Giudizio critico all’opera di Luigi Settembrini, in Dizionario Enciclopedico Internazionale di Arte Moderna e contemporanea 2008, Ferrara, Casa Editrice Alba, 2008. Criticism about the work of Luigi Settembrini, in Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Modern and Contemporary Art 2008, Ferrara, Casa Editrice Alba, 2008.

Essays:

1) Mario Perniola e il neoantico. Quindici anni di ricerche estetiche tra lo studio dell’antichità e l’antropologia culturale, in AA. VV., Il pensiero neoantico, Milano, Mimesis, 1995. Mario Perniola and neoantico. Fifteen years of Research between the Study of Antiquity and Cultural Anthropology, in AA. VV., The Neo-antique thought, Milan, Mimesis, 1995.

ASSOCIATIONS MEMBERSHIP

Società Filosofica Italiana (Italian Philosophical Society). Since 1990 to 1994.

International Association of Aesthetics. Since 1990 to 1999.

Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale (Italian Society for International Organization). Since 1993 to 1996.

Associazione Italiana Studi di Estetica (Italian Association of Aesthetic Studies). Since 2000 to 2002.

Società Italiana d’Estetica (Italian Society of Aesthetics). Since 2008.

PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

LE GRANDI CORRENTI DELL’ESTETICA NOVECENTESCA” (“THE GREAT TRENDS OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY AESTHETICS” (Siena, Italy, 16-19 May 1990).

LETTURA INTERDISCIPLINARE DI UNA STORIA DI POSSESSIONE DEMONIACA” (“INTERDISCIPLINARY READINGS OF A DEMONIAL POSSESSION HISTORY“) within the “Third Day of Ethnopsychiatric Studies” (Rome, Italy, 30 May 1995).

LA PLURALITÀ ESTETICA. LASCITI E IRRADIAZIONI OLTRE IL NOVECENTO” (“THE AESTHETIC DIVERSITY. BEQUESTS AND RADIATION OVER THE TWENTIETH CENTURY” (International Conference), Siena, Italy, 1-3 February 2001.

FARE ESTETICA” (“MAKING AESTHETICS“) (III National Congress of Italian Society of Aesthetics), Lecce, Italy, 31 March – 1 April 2005.

AESTHETICS AND MULTICULTURALISM“, Kyoto (Japan), Kyoto University, 9-10 March 2006.

I CULTURAL STUDIES E IL DIBATTITO ESTETOLOGICO CONTEMPORANEO” (“CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE CONTEMPORARY AESTHETIC DEBATE“), II National Seminar of the “New Aesthetics” Observatory (Trento, Italy, University of Trento, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, 15 December 2006). Title of paper: “BEAUTY AND EVERYDAY CULTURE“.

ESTETICA DIFFUSA: CULTURA, TURISMO, AMBIENTE” (“WIDESPREAD AESTHETICS: CULTURE, TOURISM, ENVIRONMENT“) (VIII National Congress of the Italian Society of Aesthetics), Siracusa, Italy, 20-21 May 2010.

IN-FORMAZIONE. SISTEMA DI AUTOVALUTAZIONE, VALUTAZIONE E ACCREDITAMENTO (Corso di aggiornamento), Roma, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, 29 ottobre 2012.

INFORMATICS, TELEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGIES OF COMMUNICATION

Advanced knowledge and use of Apple Macintosh operating systems.

Amateur Radio License (Class A) issued by the italian Ministry of Economic Development (14 November 2012).