Claudio Coletta is the INFRATIME project’s MSCA Global Fellow. He holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Research (University of Trento) and works as an assistant professor (RTDb) at the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna. His research revolves around the fields of Science & Technology Studies, Urban Studies and Organization Studies, with a special interest in the study of categorical work, networked infrastructures and organizational narratives, as explored through qualitative methodologies. In the last years, Claudio’s research investigated smart city development processes in EU and US, following the interplay of networked infrastructures and metropolitan-regional governance through a qualitative and ethnographic perspective. Formerly employed as a research manager at the Urban Studies Institute – University of Antwerp, Claudio supported EU transnational research and training projects on Sustainable Transports and Solidarity&Diversity. Claudio’s main interest is the formation of the actual smart urban landscapes, their social and environmental implications, and the way they perform urban and terrestrial spacetime.
Annalisa Pelizza is the INFRATIME project Scientific Supervisor at the host institution the University of Bologna, where she works as full professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and holds the chair in Sociology of Communication Processes. Over the years Annalisa’s research has spanned from digital communities to mixed methods to study digital aggregates, from digital security artefacts to algorithmic governance, from information systems to blockchains and governance by technology. Her main research interest is how data infrastructures mediate broader political transformations. Annalisa is the Principal Investigator of the ERC funded project Processing Citizenship, interested in how information systems for population management entail long-term but unnoticed transformations in the modern order of authority, in particular in European polities.
Akito Murayama is the INFRATIME co-supervisor at the Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, where he works as full associate professor of urban planning. Akito’s research interests are broadly in the field of planning, urban design as public policy and community development, and particularly on urban planning for low environmental impact and disaster mitigation as well as planning methodology. His current research projects in include “Projection of Climate Change Impacts on Local Land Use/Urban Environment and Consideration of Policies for Sustainable Regeneration”, “Applying Global Ecodistrict Framework to Japanese Low Carbon Community Development” and “Urban Systems Design Approach to Smart Cities and Communities”. He also participates in planning and community development practices including the development of municipal urban masterplans and promoting low-carbon model districts.