Federica Ammaturo
Research Associate | Economy and Civil Society

Federica Ammaturo joined the IRS in September 2021 as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in the EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network “CORAL”, which explores the role of collaborative workspaces in rural areas. Federica graduated from the University of Naples Federico II with a Master’s degree in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning in 2020. During the Master's she attended a one-year Erasmus program at the Hafencity University Hamburg and completed her studies with a thesis on "Places in transition" between urban and rural areas in India through a research grant funded by the Italian Ministry of Research. Federica also holds a post-graduate degree in GIScience for the management of environmental conflicts and public participation at the University of Padua. These experiences, among others, brought her to join the CORAL ITN, where she is going to apply a critical approach to the role of CWS in rural development as part of her PhD research.


Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

CORAL aims to unpack the latent dynamics and impacts of collaborative workspaces (hereafter CWS, such as coworking spaces, fablabs, creative hubs etc.) in rural and peripheral areas and integrate them as development tools in local and regional policies to open up new potentials for socio-economic development. Whereas we have observed the rapid rise of CWS in urban agglomerations in the past 15 years, there is now a gradual rise of CWS in rural and peripheral areas too. The CORAL project will offer specialised and tailor-made training to 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR: PhD candidates), helping them to better understand and support the development processes of CWSin rural and peripheral areas and their wider impacts at the local and regional level as well as at the level of the individual worker and the enterprise. more info