Graduate in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Carlo Ferretti is the Research and Innovation Officer of Materahub, a European Hub for the support and development of the Cultural and Creative industries, based in the South of Italy. Here, he investigates the relation among arts, technology, and business, as well as methodologies for the development of the CCIs, as the socio-cultural impact evaluation and the data strategy for culture. In this regard, he is author of several research reports on the topic of the immaterial value of culture and arts, along with the research conducted with Materahub on the impact of Silent City, a co-creative Community Opera produced during the city of Bari’s tenure as the European Capital of Culture 2019.
From a curatorial point of view, he investigates the potentiality of technology in relation to art and culture, to new media art and computational art. In this regard, he is currently researching and prototyping methodologies for engaging new audiences and increasing accessibility to contemporary digital art and performative art through new media. In doing so, he is collaborating as a tutor for the course in Theatre Festivals and Live Performances of the MA in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture and Media of the Bocconi University.
With his local organization Arti in Libertà, Bari, he produces and curates the artistic direction of several formats of research and entertainment related to arts & technology, as well as FAIL, a festival on new media art and new music.
In addition, he collaborates with Cultura Italiae and the Italian Ministry of Culture as researcher for the mapping and analysis of the cultural and creative industries in Italy.
Finally, he collaborates with the Social Innovation Department of Bari in the role of Researcher and Assistant to the Mayor Staff Manager, researching the design of effective urban policy for community development and neigbhorliness through cultural activities. For more information and to connect, see Carlo’s LinkedIn profile.