Federico Venturini holds a master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Trieste and one in History and European Culture from the University of Udine (Italy). He has just completed a PhD at the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, UK, with the title “A critical perspective on social ecology and urban crises: learning about, with and from urban social movements in Rio de Janeiro”. Aim of his PhD is to explore the relations between modern cities and urban social movements, using Social Ecology as research framework. As part of the Contested Cities research network, he is working with social movements in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with participatory/militant methodology. In February 2016 he took part to the International Peace Delegation organized by the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC). Recently he travelled to Turkey, participating in the Newroz in Amed and witnessing the destructions in Cizre.
Since 2013, he is member on the advisory board of the Transnational Institute of Social Ecology.