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Personal profile

Research interests

With a background in design theory and practice, my research is primarily concerned with the political dimension of the act of use and how this ties in with questions of collectivity and organisation. In this work, I deploy design as an epistemic lens and mode of intervention through which to explore and prefigure new forms of sociality. Addressing these topics by means of a transdisciplinary and multi-method approach, my research often combines conceptual, material, and performed experimentation. Key interests are theories of collectivity and critiques of individualism, prefigurative politics, critical logistics, critical border studies, affect studies.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Brighton


Award Date: 28 Oct 2019

Master, Central Saint Martins, UAL


Award Date: 26 Jul 2013

Research Output

Open Access
  • Use and Dispossession: Perspectives on nanopolitical experimentation

    Marmont, G., Feb 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Acts of Use from Gestell to Gelassenheit: Calculative Thinking and Exploratory Doing

    Marmont, G., Nov 2017, Sociotechnical Environments: Proceedings of the 6th STS Italia Conference. Crabu, S., Giardullo, P., Miele, F. & Turrini, M. (eds.). p. 743-754

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 3 Exhibition, performance
    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Publication Peer-review
    • 1 External funding peer-review

    Reviewer for Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF)

    Giovanni Marmont (Reviewer)


    Activity: External funding peer-review

    Journal of Italian Philosophy (Journal)

    Giovanni Marmont (Reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    PhD by Design @ DRS2016

    Giovanni Marmont (Organiser), Giovanni Marmont (Chair) & Giovanni Marmont (Member of programme committee)


    Activity: EventsConference

    COLLECT, Crafts Council

    Giovanni Marmont (Participant)

    9 May 201412 May 2014

    Activity: EventsExhibition, performance

    Material Narratives / Convoi Exceptionnel @ Dutch Design Week

    Giovanni Marmont (Participant)

    Oct 2013

    Activity: EventsExhibition, performance