Associate professor
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Marianna d’Ovidio’s office hours is on Wednesday at 11:00 am to 1 pm (U7 building, third floor room n. 3077)


Marianna d’Ovidio, Phd in Urban Studies, is associate professor of urban sociology at the Dept. of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milan-Bicocca, where is Board Member of the doctoral school URBEUR. Her research interests include the cultural economy, creativity, and social and cultural innovation, in particular their interactions with local development and urban transformations. d’Ovidio, who’s trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, has published extensively on the analysis of creative and cultural industries in the local development of urban regions, and also conducted research on various forms of social innovation, in particular the rising of the “maker movement” and the DIY practises in the urban economy. Marianna d’Ovidio is involved in the EU funded (under the Horizon 2020 project) research CICERONE (https://cicerone-project.eu/) dealing with the role of Cultural and Creative Industries in the local development of Europe and, in particular, observing the global value chains of a selected number of creative and cultural sectors. She has published on both international and Italian journals such as City, City Culture and Society, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, Sociologia Urbana e Rurale, Sociologica, Territorio.


  • d’Ovidio, M. (2021). Ethics at work: Diverse economies and place-making in the historical centre of Taranto, Italy. URBAN STUDIES.
  • d'Ovidio, M. (2021). (Social) Innovation in Makerspaces: Re-embeddedness of Physical Production?. In I. Mariotti, S. Di Vita, & M. Akhavan (a cura di), New Workplaces-Location Patterns, Urban Effects and Development Trajectories. A Worldwide Investigation (pp. 65-80). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH.
  • Brydges, T., d'Ovidio, M., Lavanga, M., Leslie, D., & Rantisi, N. (2021). The field of fashion in the digital age.
    Insights from global and ‘not-so-global’ fashion centres. In B. Hracs, T. Brydges, T. Haisch, A. Hauge, J. Jansson, & J. Sjöholm (a cura di), Culture, Creativity and Economy. Taylor & Francis Group [10.4324/9781003197065].
  • D'Ovidio, M. (2020). Laboratori artigiani: fare con le mani e la mente per lo sviluppo locale. In G. Nuvolati (a cura di), Enciclopedia sociologica dei luoghi (pp. 175-186). Ledizioni srl.
  • d'Ovidio, M., & Pacetti, V. (2020). Milan, creative hub for the fashion system. SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE(121), 32-51 [10.3280/SUR2020-121003].