Davide Grasso

Born: Cuneo (Italy), 27.07.1980
Address: University of Turin
Department of Philosophy
Via San Ottavio 20 – 10124 Turin, Italy
Phone (office): +39.011.6703733
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Email: davide.grasso@labont.it

Education

2010 January-December

Vistiting Scholarship at the Columbia University (New York)

Supervisor: prof. Achille Varzi  (Columbia University)

2009 March-May

Visiting scholarship at the Institut Jean Nicod – École Normale Supérieure (Paris)

Supervisor: prof. Roberto Casati (EHESS, CNRS)

2008 Januar

PhD Student at the University of Turin

Research Project: Philosophy, Social Reality and Cultural Heritage

Supervisors: Prof. Maurizio Ferraris (University of Turin)

Prof. Venanzio Raspa (University of Urbino)

2007 Graduate Degree in Philosophy, University of Turin; Dissertation in Theoretical Philosophy: Sulle tracce della realtà sociale. Uno studio          ontologico del Muro di Berlino (On the Traces of Social Reality. An Ontological Study of         the Berlin Wall) Supervisors: Prof. Maurizio Ferraris, Prof. Pietro Kobau

2003-2007 Student at the University of Turin (Graduate level)

2005-2006 Erasmus Student at the Humboldt University, Berlin; Supervision: Prof. Lorin Kahr (Humbolt University) and Prof. Pier Paolo Portinaro (University of Turin)

2003 BA Degree in Societies and Cultures of Europe, University of Turin; Dissertation in   Moral Philosophy: Recenti interpretazioni filosofiche del pensiero di Giacomo Leopardi (Recent Philosophical Interpretations of the Thought of Giacomo Leopardi); Supervisors: Prof. Alessandro Klein, Prof. Arnaldo Di Benedetto, Prof. Giorgio Ficara

1999-2003 Student at the University of Turin (BA level)

Research

Areas of competence: Ontology, Social Ontology, Ontology of Artworks.

Current research: Social ontology applied to the technical and juridical aspects of the preservation of the cultural heritage.

Papers

Intervenire nel contesto urbano. Travestimenti e traduzioni della venustas (“Operating in the Urban Context: Disguises and Translations of Venustas”), with Margot Pellegrino, Proceedings of the 2010 EURAU Symposium, forthcoming

Quale verità per la storia? Conoscenza, prassi linguistica e contesti sociali (“What Truth for History? Epistemology, Social Contexts and Speech Acts”), Historia Magistra. Rivista di storia critica, 1/2009

 

Memoria e conservazione: la Rückfrage delle istituzioni (“Memory and Preservation: the Rückfrage of Institutions”), Rivista di Estetica, n.s. 36, 3/2007, Documentalità. L’ontologia degli oggetti sociali

Talks

2010, June 23th: “Intervenire nel contesto urbano. Travestimenti e traduzioni della venustas” (“Operating in the Urban Context: Disguises and Translations of Venustas”), with Margot Pellegrino, “Venustas/Architecture/Market/Democracy”, 2010 EURAU Symposium

2010, February 19th: “Beni culturali, opere d’arte, metafisica della realta’ sociale”              (“Cultural Heritage, Artworks, Metaphysics of Social Reality”), XX National Symposium      of Philosophy Phd Students, Istituto Filosofico Antonio Banfi, Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2009, September 30th: “Istituzioni, opere d’arte, architettura: uno studio di ontologia applicata” (“Institutions, Artworks, Architecture: A Study in Applied Ontology”), SUM Seminar for Phd. Students, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italy

Research Periods Abroad

2009 March-May

Location: Paris – Archives de Paris

Subject: Les Halles: Institutional and Architectural History (1969-2009)

Research: Phd. Thesis

2008

September-October

Location: London – English Heritage Archives

Subject: Guinness Brewery at Park Royal: Institutional and Architectural History

(1980-2005)

Research: Phd. Thesis

July

Location: Berlin – Papiertiger Archiv und Bibliothek

Subject: The Berlin Wall: Social Object and Work of Art (1988-1990)

Research: other publication

2007 January

Location: Berlin – Papiertiger Archiv und Bibliothek

Berlin – Bundesarchiv

Subject: The Berlin Wall: Social Object and Work of Art (1988-1990)

Research: MA Thesis

2007 October

Location: Berlin – Bundesarchiv

Subject: The Berlin Wall: Institutional History (1961-1990)

Research: MA Thesis

Services to Profession

2009 Member of the editorial staff of Historia Magistra. Rivista di storia critica

2008 Member of the editorial staff of the Rivista di Estetica

Awards

2008 Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa: Emilio Bocca Award for Graduate Degree thesis

2004 Unione Industriale di Torino: Optime Award for BA thesis

Languages

English

2008 Completion of the General English Course (Advanced Level)

at the ETC International College of Bournemouth (UK)

2005 Completion of the English Translation Course

at the University of Turin (Italy)

German

2005 Completion of the Deutsch als Fremdsprache Course (Mittlestufe)

at the Linguistic Centre of the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

French

2004 Completion of the French Translation Course