Role: Philosopher and Curator, Founder and Coordinator of Research.
Leonardo Caffo, B.A and M.A (Milan), PhD (Turin), is Professor of Ontology and Design at Politecnico di Torino and 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 in several European and American Institutions. He is a columnist for ‘L’Espresso’ 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 founder and director of the 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, design, art and architecture. Attaching is name to the theory of “antispecismo debole” (weak antispeciesism) and “contemporary posthumanism”; he won the “Premio Nazionale Frascati Filosofia” (2015). Since 2017 is also Adjunct 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 Member of Faculty and Visiting Professor of Ecology and Design at Made Program of Academy of Fine Arts of Siracusa. His most relevant books are: La possibilità di cambiare (2012), Il maiale non fa la rivoluzione (2013), Margini dell’umanità (2014), An Art for The Other (2015), Il bosco interiore (2015), Only for Them (2015), La vita di ogni giorno (2016), A come Animale (2016), Fragile Umanità (2017), Costruire futuri (2018). His the Artistic Director and one of the founder of the events-hub and bistrot Walden Milano.