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School of Geography

Chiara Tornaghi Dr Chiara Tornaghi

Contact details

Room Geography Main Building, Room G32
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 38244

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Research overview

Dr Chiara Tornaghi is a researcher and teaching fellow. Her current research area is urban agriculture, food commons and urban metabolism. She has done research on the social construction of public space, on relational public art and on citizens' engagement in place-making.


Latest publications

  • Tornaghi C (2014) Critical geography of urban agriculture, Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, pp.1-17. doi: 10.1177/0309132513512542
  • Tornaghi C (2012) Public space, urban agriculture and the grassroots creation of new Commons: lessons and challenges for policy makers, In: Viljoen AM; Wiskerke JSC (Ed) Sustainable Food Planning, Wageningen Academic Pub.
  • Tornaghi C (2012) Edible public space. Experimenting with a socio-environmentally just urbanism, Territorio, 60, pp.39-43. doi: 10.3280/TR2012-060007
  • Vicari Haddock S; Tornaghi C (2012) A transversal reading of social innovation in European cities, In: MACCALLUM D; MEHMOOD A; MOULAERT F; HAMDOUCH A (Ed) International Handbook of Social Innovation. Social innovation: collective action, social learning and transdisciplinary research, Edward Elgar.
  • Tornaghi C (2011) Potere e spazio pubblico urbano. Dall’agora’ alla Baraccopoli, Rivista Geografica Italiana, 118, .


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