Last week (21-23 May), the ECSEuro researchers attended the consortium meeting in Tuscany to discuss in person the main research and organisational issues of the project. In the studious and ascetic setting of the Renaissance palace built by Cardinal Silvio Passerini (1469-1529), we were received by our fellow researchers from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence), who welcomed us to the hills of the Val di Chiana valley.

group working together at consortium meeting in Cortona, Italy      landscape of Tuscany in Cortona

In a series of project meetings between all five partners, we discussed the findings and conclusions of the ethnographic studies we had carried out in various European cities. We reflected on the gentrification of urban environments and the replacement of disappearing public infrastructures, exploring also some translocal potentials of solidarities, the establishment of alternative cooking practises and the emerging social spaces of cohabitation and care.

listening to a presenation of the Danish group

We have detailed plans for the dissemination of our research findings that will follow in the second half of this year: from edited volumes, journal articles, conferences to organised labs with social movement activists.

We will report in detail on all publications here on our ECS project website. Stay tuned!