Adjunct Professor, Politecnico di Torino
Leonardo Caffo, Philosopher and Curator. B.A and M.A (Milan), PhD (Turin), is Adjunct Professor of Ontology and Design at Politecnico di Torino and Post-doctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Turin (Prima Spes Scholarship). He has been Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Visiting Scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). He has also been Chief of Seminar (Animal Philosophy) with DAAD Program at the University of Kassel and Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano, at Art House (Shkodër, Albania), at Universidad Nacional Colombia (Bogotà) and at SUPSI (Switzerland), and in several European and American institutions. He is a columnist for ‘L’Espresso’ , ‘Domus’, and ‘Corriere della Sera’, former editor of Rivista di Estetica and of Ardeth: Architectural Design Theory; he is also Co-director of Animot: l’altra filosofia. Was the founder and past-director of Animal Studies and the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Jr and he is also the Director of Research and Curatorial Platform “Waiting Posthuman Studio”. Leonardo Caffo has worked in the field of social ontology and realism, human animal studies and posthumanism (is also invited member of EACAS), effective altruism, future studies and philosophy of anarchism and architecture. Attaching is name to the theory of “antispecismo debole” (weak antispeciesism) and “contemporary posthuman”; he won the “Premio Nazionale Frascati Filosofia” (2015). Since 2017 is also Guest Professor of Non-creative writing at Scuola Holden of Turin and of Curatorial Studies at NABA: New Academy of Fine Arts (Milan); since 2018 is Visiting Professor of Ecology of Design and of Aesthetics at Made Program of Academy of Fine Arts of Siracusa where is also Faculty Member. Leonardo Caffo is also co-founder and Artistic Director of Walden Milano, hub and space for events, art, food and books-culture.
Current AOC. Leonardo Caffo’s primary research is focused on AP: Animal Philosophy – in the sense of a possible philosophy outside the human atmosphere. In this framework has worked and is working on: simplicity, relation between form of life and space for life (philosophy of architecture), ontology and individuals vs. ecology and relations, a new concept of posthuman and antispeciesism, and philosophy as a practice of life.