Affiliated Research Students

 

Anna Dako

Anna Dako is affiliated to the KFI Project as a doctoral research student but not funded by the ERC.Anna Dako

Research:-

Somatic Living - On Somatic Ontologies of Human Nature and Wellbeing and RePairing Human-Nature Condition in Movement.

 

 

Paolo Gruppuso

Paolo GruppusoPaolo Gruppuso who is affiliated to the KFI Project as a doctoral research student but not funded by the ERC. Paolo recently successfully defended his viva.

Research:-

From Marshes to Reclamation: there and back again. Contested nature, memories and practices in two wetlands of Agro Pontino.

 

Valeria Lembo

Valeria Lembo is affiliated to the KFI Project as a Honorary researcher but is not funded by the ERC. 

Research:- TBC

 

 

Paolo Maccagno

Paolo Maccagno is a doctoral research student who is affiliated to the KFI Project but not funded by the ERC.

Research:-  Limit: A movement of exposure.

 

 

Germain Meulemans

Germain MeulemainsGermain Meulemans is a doctoral research student who is affiliated to the KFI Project but not funded by the ERC.

Research:-

Ecology by means of application. Scientific practices and self-design in creating soils in the city.

This project consists in an exploration of the modes of knowing that unfold through working with materials in contemporary ecological engineering. It focuses on ecological engineering projects that have been developed in France after 2007, in which ecological engineers are often considered to be also basic researchers. To them, engineering a soil is considered experimental work: they thus experiment with new material assemblages, which properties can only be known by waiting and seeing, and engineering a soil thus becomes a legitimate way to understand it. I thus question what it means for researchers to have the city’s sidewalks, parks and sewers as a laboratory. With an interest in practice and its plural character, I address how ecological engineers work with self-designing material assemblages in the world, not just in a lab but in the town’s traffic, in relation to the city’s authorities, regulations and development goals. This allows me to approach the particular ways in which an ‘ecology by means of application’ may question the objects of scientific scrutiny, to be attentive to the kind of relations it draws between things, and thus to follow closely the ontological implications of this bringing together of knowing and making. 

Germain recently successfully defended his viva.

 

Elishka Stirton

Elishka Stirton is a doctoral research student who is affiliated to the KFI Project but not funded by the ERC.

Research:- Crafting light: Making and perceiving with light.

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