I'm an Italian freelancer based in Hamburg since 2013. I believe in changing things for the better by working with people and organisations that strive to have a positive impact on the world. I believe in being authentic and empowering others.
I grew up and studied in the beautiful Bologna. I have a BA in Development Studies with a focus of Development Economics and a thesis about the rights of Indigenous People, and a MA in International Economics and Finance and my thesis was about the economics of climate change. I've always been passionate about communication and innovation, and this is why I decided to focus my career and activism on sharing knowledge about the issues that I care about.
It took me years of poorly paid media jobs, unpaid internships, and photographing 'for visibility', as well as of working with startups and NGOs, supporting myself as a bartender, to finally build a professional path that I can call my own.
All inquiries in English, German, Italian, and Spanish are welcome.
In 2017 I started going to what it used to be called The Changer Hangouts. The Changer, now tbd*, is a Berlin-based digital community with the goal of helping people finding career in the non-profit and social business sectors. There, I met the organiser Tina Röbel, who had just moved to Hamburg from Berlin and was interested in connecting with people with similar interests in Hamburg as well.
I decided to join her in the organisation of these events in November 2017 and we soon realised that we wanted to focus more on local projects and on connecting people who wanted to do good in any form, not only professionally. That's how the Changestarters Hamburg community was born, and the team has been growing since then. Jennifer Wilke has joined us in 2018 and others earlier this year.
Changestarters is a network for all people, organisations, and initiatives that want to make the world a better place, starting from Hamburg. We are independent, politically unaligned with any party, and cross-sectorial.
In June 2018 I joined the Climate Reality Leadership Training in Berlin. Shortly after, I reconnected with some of other Hamburg-based leaders to brainstorm about what we could do against the climate crisis. We quickly realised that we are a very diverse group of people, but we all agreed that we needed to do something tangible against the climate crisis. And more importantly, we wanted to inspire and empower others to do the same. We created Climate Hub Hamburg to organise monthly events and inform people about causes and solutions to climate change.
Our vision world where human prosperity and nature preservation go hand in hand and where climate action is a social norm. Or mission is educate, engage and, empower.
We are also making a video series about the effects of forced relocation due to lignite mining in Western Germany. More on the topic in this article. We have been interviewed by ZDF Sonntags and periodically present our projects and expertise during other events such as Social Media Week, Betabreakfast, Nerd Nite, Science Slam, and Climate Reality webinars. I am scheduled to present about climate justice at the SRM Talks in Munich in June and we will join Weciety World in September.