Roberta Colavecchio

PhD in new media, cultural studies and postcolonial theory. I am interested in the relation between nature and culture, which I investigate and challenge through the lense and tools of new media art and aesthetics.

My academic formation and research interests are specifically located in the field of new media theory (cyberculture, network society, digital humanities) at the intersection with the transdisciplinary perspective of cultural studies and postcolonial theory (race, class, gender, sexuality). From this double perspective, my research addresses the study of contemporary cultural processes, and problematizes the themes of difference, migration, mobility, globalization, investigated through contemporary art and aesthetic. My most recent research enters the controversial debate on New Materialism, and contributes to it with a specific attention to the issues of nature and ecology in relation to contemporary new media art.

I collaborate with two research groups at “L’Orientale” University of Naples: Technocultures Research Unit and M.A.M. (Matri-Archive of the Mediterrenean - Graphics and Matters).

I contribute to an Italian quarterly journal of arts and culture (EQUIPèCO), for which I edit the section "Technoculture".

I occasionally participate in art projects and events as an assistant, collaborator and/or curator.