Maurizio Teli



Public Design Digital Commons Ethnography

+39 0461 285244

I obtained my Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research in 2008 at the University of Trento. Since then, I have worked in science communication, coordinating the My Ideal City project at the Trento Museum of Sciences (2009 – 2011), and researched the civic dimensions of collaborative technologies at the <ahref Foundation. I joined the interAction research group in 2011.

My research interests have always covered the political dimensions of digital technologies, both in their production and use. I now focus on the public design of digital commons as a research topic and a political intervention.





Città Educante


Hakken, D., Andrews, B. and M. Teli (forthocoming, 2015). Beyond Capital: Values, Commons, Computing, and the Search for a Viable Future, New York, NY: Routledge

Teli, M. (2015, forthcoming). Computing and the Common. Hints of a new utopia in Participatory Design, accepted at Critical Alternatives 2015 – 5th Decennial Aarhus Conference

Teli, M., Bordin, S., Menendez Blanco, M., Orabona, G., and A. De Angeli (2015). Public design of digital commons in urban places: A case study, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 81: 17-30

Teli, M., Pisanu F. and D. Hakken (2007). The Internet as a Library-of-People: For a Cyberethnography of Online Groups [65 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8 (3), Art. 33


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