Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Middlesex University (London)
Alberto is an artist, Senior Lecturer at Middlesex Universityand an independent researcher whose work is situated between art, urbanism and social practice, employing print, sound, light, photography, video and film. His socially engaged work considers inequalities between interest groups within the civic space and the democratic deficit and unconscious bias from which this can arise, whilst looking at artists’ methods of self-organisation within self- initiated projects and particularly within co-operative structures. He has published papers, articles and artworks in books and journals, as well as publishing his own photographic books. In 2016 he was the Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at the University of East London, where he delivered the ‘Music for Masterplanning’ project and subsequently co-edited the anthology ‘Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from East London’, published in 2018 by Repeater Books. Alberto’s current research-led practice is framed by 'Haunting the Future', a framework that recognises aesthetics, poetics and fiction as tools for social change and artistic work. Born in Milan, he has lived in the UK since1990.