- Affiliation: Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media
Alessandra Renzi is a post-doctoral fellow at Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media where she conducts research on the criminalization of dissent, and on the design and use of FOSS platforms for collaborative media-making. Her work focuses on the development of research methodologies and collaborative creative practices that foster productive connections between academia and activism. She is involved in various media projects, such as Insu^tv in Naples, Italy, the Institute for Community Inquiry, and Activism Beyond the Interface in Toronto.
Books by Alessandra Renzi
Sacrifice at Toronto’s G8/G20 Summit
Much public debate ensued after the violence and police brutality that gripped Toronto in June 2010 during the G8/G20 Summit. It is now being revealed how the Conservative government’s stimulus package was funnelled into “infrastructure” projects aimed at policing Canadians who wished to protest the summit. Renzi and Elmer argue that the Canadian state cultivated an image of the city’s financial district as a zone at risk from domestic—or “embedded&rdquo… (more information)