• Marco Sgarbi

    Head of Project Delivery

    Marco Sgarbi (Mantua, 1982) is associate professor of history of philosophy and vice-provost for communication and development at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He is the PI of the ERC Starting Grant 2013 on "Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular: Rethinking Renaissance and Early-Modern Intellectual History (c. 1400–c. 1650)".  He has been a Jean-François Malle-Harvard I Tatti Fellow at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; Frances A. Yates Short-Term fellow at the Warburg Institute. He is the editor of Philosophical Readings, a four-monthly on-line journal, and of the Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition. HE is part of the editorial board of Lo Sguardo, Estudios Kantianos, philosophy @ lisbon, Etica & Politica.

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  • Erica Villa

    Head of Communication and Public Engagement

    Erica holds a degree in Biology at the University of Padua and a Master’s Degree in Science Communication at the SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste). She has worked as (bio-med) science writer for 15 years for publishing houses and public national bodies such as the Italian National Institutes of Health and the Ministry of Health. She is actually in charge of coordinating Science Gallery Venice communications and the Young Voices programme.

    She is a member of SWIM, the Italian association of science writers and currently works as Head of Communications and Public Engagement also at Ca' Foscari University of Venice Foundation. She is a soprano singer in the Big Vocal Orchestra, she loves to dance tango and writes short science stories for young children.

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  • Gloria Bondi

    Fundraiser and Development Manager

    Gloria graduated in Ancient Literature at La Sapienza University in Rome and holds a Master’s Degree in Classical Archeology from the same university. She has been taking care of Corporate Social Responsibility and fundraising since 2005, working both for non-profit organizations such as Telethon and for public companies such as Luxottica Group, managing local as well as international projects. Professional activities include corporate fundraising, event-planning, institutional relations and partnerships development, people engagement initiatives and development of volunteering opportunities. Previous experiences include Press Office and External Relations manager in the field of fashion and luxury goods (Swatch Group and the Italian jeweler, Bulgari).

    Gloria is a yoga addict, she travels as much as possible, loves art, music and cooking for her friends.

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